Astronomer, educator and podcaster Dr. Pamela Gay and friends at CosmoQuest host the Daily Space live stream. With special guests from around the world to put some science in your brain. Daily Space is streamed live on Twitch every day at 17:00 UTC. Join the live conversation on Twitch.
The Daily Space 3 July 2020: Cosmic reionization, exoplanet resonance, cosmic fireworks for the 4th.
Join us today as we talk some more about cosmic reionization and the mounting evidence it occurred very early in the Universe. We also look at two exoplanets, found using a ground-based telescope, that are gravitationally interacting. And we celebrate the Fourth of July here in the United States with some newly released images of cosmic fireworks
The Daily Space 2 July 2020: Today's astronomy news followed by an interview with Dr. Matthew Graham
Join us today as we talk about the first exposed planetary core ever discovered. We examine research that neutrinos may come from supermassive black holes. We look at the filaments found in the halo of galaxy cluster Abell 2255. And we find out that LIGO’s mirrors can vibrate due to quantum noise.
The Daily Space 1 July 2020: Rocket Roundup
Join us for this week's Rocket Roundup with host Annie Wilson as we look back at SpaceX’s launch yesterday carrying the latest addition to the GPS constellation for the U.S. Space Force.
The Daily Space 30 June 2020: Massive star disappears; symbiotic nova; Capture the Dark photos
Join us today for our top story: a massive star has disappeared, probably due to dust but maybe not. Also, we explain how a symbiotic nova occurs and produces gamma rays. Finally, we are pleased to share some of the winners and runners up in the “Capture the Dark” photography contest from the International Dark Sky Association.
The Daily Space 29 June 2020: Monster quasar found; axions could explain dark matter
Join us today as we look at big news on a big quasar! Pōniuāʻena is the second-most distant quasar ever found, and its existence challenges conventional black hole formation theory. Also, we explain how the theoretical axion particle might be involved in the origin of dark matter.
The Daily Space 26 June 2020: Martian highlands, images of debris discs, a shadow flaps its wings
Join us today as we look at a possible explanation for how mudstone formed in the Martian highlands. We share a plethora of new images from the Gemini Planet Imager of detailed, dusty discs around stars. And finally, Hubble sees another planet-forming disc flap its bat-wings.
The Daily Space 25 June 2020: Gravitational waves lead to two new detections.
Join us today as we take a careful look at two stories from one gravitational wave event. First, we report on the detection and how it led to the discovery of an object in the “mass gap” between neutron stars and black holes. Second, we cover Caltech’s corresponding detection of the event in light waves.
The Daily Space 24 June 2020: Rocket Roundup
Join us for this week's Rocket Roundup with host Annie Wilson as we look back at two Chinese rocket launches this past week, including one we actually got to livestream!
The Daily Space 23 June 2020: Pluto's formation; Catalog of exotic targets; Very young hot Jupiter
Join us today as we look at New Horizons images of Pluto for evidence of how the planet’s icy ocean formed. We also discuss Breakthrough Listen’s announcement of a new catalog of “exotic” targets. And finally, we share the news that a very young hot Jupiter close to its sun was found in TESS data.
The Daily Space 19 June 2020: All-sky X-ray image; Hubble planetary nebulae; Planet formation
Join us today as we take a look at an amazing all-sky view done in x-ray wavelengths. We also get to see gorgeous images Hubble took of planetary nebulae that show wild processes going on. And finally, we learn that planets form much more quickly than previously thought.
The Daily Space 18 June 2020: Supernova in a lab; Amino acid precursor molecules; XENON1T project.
Join us today while we take a look at a laboratory recreation of a supernova. We’ll also talk about the discovery of another amino acid precursor molecule in an interstellar cloud. Finally, we call attention to news that a dark matter detector has possibly seen some weird particle interactions and what that could mean.
The Daily Space 17 June 2020: Rocket Roundup
Join us for this week's Rocket Roundup with host Annie Wilson, where we’ll watch China launch an oceanography satellite, Rocket Lab launch an Electron rocket called “Don’t Stop Me Now”, and SpaceX launch even more Starlink satellites (plus a few hitchhiking SkySats).
The Daily Space 16 June 2020: Why pulsars shine; Antares' atmosphere; Volcanic craters on Titan.
Join us today as we consider a new paper on why pulsars shine so brightly (hint: it’s those pesky magnetic fields). We take a look at new images of Antares’ massive atmospheric layers. Finally, we share a story from our own Planetary Science Institute: evidence has been found that there are volcanic craters on Saturn’s moon, Titan.
The Daily Space 15 June 2020: Newborn exoplanets cook; organic molecules form; intelligent life rare
Join us today as we look at four exoplanets being “cooked” by their star. We discuss a study that reveals that organic molecules existed in the Universe before stars even formed. And we examine a new story on the possibility for intelligent life in our galaxy.
The Daily Space 12 June 2020: Solar clock; Fundamental theory updates; Parallax; Backyard Astronomy
Join us today as we look at six different astronomy stories. We start with a new clock of solar activity, then talk about three articles on updates to fundamental theories. We follow up with interstellar parallax observations and an exoplanet discovered through backyard astronomy.
The Daily Space 11 June 2020: Saturn's moon Titan; Photos of Phobos; New volcanism in Europe?
Join us today as we analyze news that Titan is moving away from Saturn more quickly than previously thought. Also, we look at recent photos of Mars’ moon Phobos taken by NASA’s Mars Odyssey. Finally, we note that there is possibly new volcanic activity underneath Germany. After those stories, we interview Dr. Jamie Molaro from PSI about her recent paper on asteroid Bennu.
The Daily Space 9 June 2020: Rocket Roundup
Join us for this week's Rocket Roundup with host Annie Wilson, where we’ll take a look at last week’s SpaceX launch of another batch of Starlink satellites, for better or worse.
The Daily Space 8 June 2020: Repeating FRB, hot corinos, and prebiotic molecules in space dust.
Join us today for a story on another repeating fast radio burst. We talk about hot corinos and how one that went missing is now found. And we discuss research that shows evidence for prebiotic molecules in tiny dust grains covered in ice.
Sunday Science, June 7 2020
The Daily Space 5 June 2020: Star formation in early universe; Proxima c; Kepler-160 system
Join us today while we talk about the early formation of stars and galaxies in the universe. We find some joy in an astronomer using 25-year old data to prove that Proxima c exists. And we learn about the Kepler-160 system which is very reminiscent of our own Sun-Earth system.
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