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Apr 30, 2021

On March 5 2021, three separate, large earthquakes occurred within hours of each other near New Zealand, and all three produced tsunami. The resulting changes in wave height were recorded with special buoys. Plus, a radar blackout at Mars, a giant planet growing, small galaxies in the early Universe, and what even is...

Apr 29, 2021

Gamma rays given off by fourteen different sources in our sky could be a sign of the existence of antistars, leading to the potential for breaking the standard cosmological model. Plus, nano dust, the HI-SEAS experiment, hydroxyl at an exoplanet, and this week’s What’s Up.

Apr 28, 2021

This week, the entire team gathers to share stories on Crew-2, another OneWeb launch, NROL-82, and a Chinese launch. Plus, this week in rocket history, we look back at the launch of NASA’s TESS on April 18th, 2018.

Apr 27, 2021

The biggest mass extinction event on Earth occurred at the end of the Permian period, resulting in the extinction of 95% of marine life and 80% of terrestrial life. Now, scientists have found that the terrestrial portion of the event lasted nearly ten times as long as the ocean version. Plus, a spaghettified star, the...

Apr 23, 2021

In another first for NASA’s Perseverance rover, a cube-shaped instrument called MOXIE, or Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment, has successfully converted some of Mars’ atmospheric carbon dioxide into oxygen. Plus, a wild roundup of stories including exoplanets, sky maps, fast radio...