Links for the top five stories:Mars' Gigapixel Close Up Carving Out a Ride in Martian SoilIRIS Focuses In on Sun's ChromosphereBlack Hole Sends Cool BreezeA Map of the Local Universe...
Links for the top five stories:Lumpy Lunar Gravity Curiosity's Next JourneyTracking Space WarpsSmallest Galaxy Ever FoundHypervelocity Stars
Links for the top five stories:Printing Pizza for Astronauts Magnetar Glitch Opportunity Breaks a Record Kepler's Flywheel Woes A Galactic Collision
Links for the top 5 stories:Why Barns Are RedLight Pollution Gets CrowdedAn X-Classy 'Af-flare'Moon and Earth Share Common Water SourceAncient Underground OasisSpace Oddity...
Links for the top 5 stories:Virgin Galactic Powers UpOne-Way Ticket to MarsMost Famous Canadian YouTuber (in Space)Saturn HurricaneAntarctica's Supernova Sand
The Countdown, Episode 20 - Star Factory, Five New Exoplanets, Saturn Ring Rain, Planet-Naming Controversy, Missing Mars Lander Found
5) Star FactoryAbout 880 million years after the Big Bang, a huge galaxy was building new stars at an incredible pace. An international team of astronomers discovered the galaxy HFLS3 with help from 12 observatories all over the world.HFLS3 is a starburst galaxy, which means it turns gas into stars at an extremely high rate...
The Countdown, Episode 19 - Voyager Hokey Pokey, Mini-Supernovae, Mercury Meteorite?, Planck's Map, Birth of Massive Stars
5) Voyager Hokey PokeyWhat is going on with Voyager 1? Two weeks ago, the American Geophysical Union, or AGU, announced the space probe had finally left our solar system, which is incredibly exciting...
The Countdown, Episode 18 - Exoplanet Composition, Neighborhood Dwarves, Comet Pan-STARRS, Martian Love Boat, The Methuselah Star
[ The text below is a modified transcript of this video. ]5) Exoplanet CompositionScientists have determined the chemical composition of an exoplanet’s atmosphere--129 light years away...
The Countdown, Episode 17 - Mercury's Magma Ocean, Flinging Space Trash, Spectacular Solar Images, Van Allen's Third Belt, Massive Black Hole Spins Near Light-Speed
[ The text below is a modified transcript of this video. ]5) Mercury’s Magma OceanMercury may once have contained a veritable ocean of shifting, glowing molten rock.
The Countdown, Episode 16 - Supernova Space Rays, Liquid Lunar Mystery, Red Dwarf Exoplanets, Name Pluto's Moons, Meteor Attack from Space
[The text below is a modified transcript of this video.] 5) Supernova Space Rays Here on Earth, we're under constant attack from space.
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