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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 [...]..

September 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 [...]..

September 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 [...]..

August 22, 2013 — Eric R. Olson

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...

April 18, 2013 — Eric R. Olson
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