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The Coldest Place in the Universe – The Countdown, Episode 34

The Coldest Place in the Universe – The Countdown, Episode 34

More to explore: ALMA Reveals Ghostly Shape of ‘Coldest Place in the Universe’ (National Radio Astronomy Observatory) United Nations to Adopt Asteroid Defense Plan (Scientific American) Earth’s Water Likely Came from Very Early Asteroid Strikes (Space.com) Sun Continues to Emit Solar Flares (NASA) Kepler Spacecraft Finds First-Known Tilted Solar System (Scientific American) And visit the [...]..

STAFFOctober 31, 2013 — Joss Fong

5 Amazing Exoplanets – The Countdown, Episode 33

  More to explore: Exoplanet colour confirmed for first time: it’s blue, but not pale — and nothing like Earth (Scientific American Blog Network) http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/b… Diamond ‘Super-Earth’ May Not be Quite as Precious (University of Arizona) http://uanews.org/story/diamond-super… Strange Exoplanet’s ‘Backwards’ Orbit Explained by Extra Star, Planet (Space.com) http://www.space.com/19421-backward-a… Astronomers Find Most Ancient Planet Yet (Scientific [...]..

STAFFOctober 18, 2013 — Eric R. Olson
Voyager Enters Interstellar Space, and More – The Countdown, Episode 31

Voyager Enters Interstellar Space, and More – The Countdown, Episode 31

More to explore: Voyager 1 Leaves the Solar System—for Real This Time (Scientific American) Voyager Has Entered The Interstellar Medium (Scientific American Blog Network) Space Farming: The Final Frontier (Modern Farmer) The inside of our Milky Way in 3D (Max Planck Institute) Moon Mission to Suck Up Lunar Dust (Nature News) (Scientific American is part [...]..

STAFFSeptember 21, 2013 — Eric R. Olson
Miniature Big Bang Created in Ultra-Cold Lab, and More – The Countdown, Episode 30

Miniature Big Bang Created in Ultra-Cold Lab, and More – The Countdown, Episode 30

More to explore: Earth life ‘may have come from Mars’ (BBC News) Maybe Mars Seeded Earth’s Life, Maybe It Didn’t (Scientific American Blog Network) China Plans Its First Unmanned Moon Landing This Year (New York Times) China to launch lunar probe for landing mission (Xinhua) NASA Data Reveals Mega-Canyon under Greenland Ice Sheet (NASA) Space [...]..

STAFFSeptember 6, 2013 — Eric R. Olson
“Singing Stars” Reveal Their Secrets, and More – The Countdown, Episode 29

“Singing Stars” Reveal Their Secrets, and More – The Countdown, Episode 29

More to explore: Curiosity Catches Sight of Mars’ Moon Passing the Other (PsiVid) Latest SpaceX Rocket Test Successfully Goes Sideways (New York Times) Public Naming of Planets and Planetary Satellites: Reaching Out for Worldwide Recognitionwith the Help of the IAU [Pdf] (IAU) Around the World in Four Days: NASA Tracks Chelyabinsk Meteor Plume (NASA) Russian [...]..

STAFFAugust 22, 2013 — Eric R. Olson

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