Astronomy Cast

Take a fact-based journey through the cosmos. Tune in to hear weekly discussions on astronomical topics ranging from planets to cosmology. Hosted by Fraser Cain (Universe Today) and Dr. Pamela L. Gay (Planetary Science Institute), this show brings the questions of an avid astronomy lover direct to an astronomer. Together Fraser and Pamela explore what is known and being discovered about the universe around us. Astronomy Cast is supported thru patreon.com/AstronomyCast.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 30m. Bisher sind 1456 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 2 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

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episode 599: Astronomy Cast Ep. 599: Zodiacal Light


Pamela has told us in the most flowery terms about the diffuse dust across the inner solar system left over from the formation of the inner planets. well, it turns out she was wrong. Super wrong. Time to update!


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 2021-03-22  25m
 
 

episode 598: Astronomy Cast Ep. 598: How You Could Overturn Cosmology


Astronomy Cast Ep. 598: How You Could Overturn Cosmology by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay You've probably heard of dark matter and dark energy, but maybe you don't fully understand what they are. Or maybe the idea itself just rubs you the wrong way...


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 2021-03-15  29m
 
 

episode 597: Astronomy Cast Ep. 597: The Expansion of the Universe


Astronomy Cast Ep. 597: The Expansion of the Universe by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay It's been a while since we checked to make sure the Universe was still expanding. Yeah, apparently, that's still a thing. But in the last few years powerful new...


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 2021-03-08  26m
 
 

episode 596: Astronomy Cast Ep. 596: The Universe’s Background Noise


Astronomy Cast Ep. 596: The Universe’s Background Noise by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay You might be familiar with the cosmic microwave background, but that's just one of the background radiations that astronomers look at. Some are well known...


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 2021-03-01  27m
 
 

episode 595: Astronomy Cast Ep. 595: Planet Hunting - Revisited


Astronomy Cast Ep. 595: Planet Hunting - Revisited by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay This is gonna be another one of those evergreen topics where we come back again and again. Finding planets. Every time we talk about this now it seems like we've...


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 2021-02-15  28m
 
 

episode 594: Astronomy Cast Ep. 594: Juno - Primary Mission Highlights


Astronomy Cast Ep. 594: Juno - Primary Mission Highlights by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Pamela is always loath to talk about spacecraft until the mission's in space and the science is rolling. NASA's Juno Mission just received a mission...


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 2021-02-08  27m
 
 

episode 593: Astronomy Cast Ep. 593: Stellar Parasites


Stars often come in groups of 2 or more. And if they're orbiting close enough to each other one star can feast on the other and when that happens, well, mayhem ensues!


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 2021-02-01  32m
 
 

episode 592: Astronomy Cast Ep. 592: Gamma-Ray Bursts - Updated


Astronomy Cast Ep. 592: Gamma-Ray Bursts - Updated by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Some of the most powerful explosions in the Universe are gamma-ray bursts, capable of blasting a beam of death half way across the galaxy. In just the last few...


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 2021-01-25  29m
 
 

episode 591: Astronomy Cast Ep. 591: What Are We Gonna Do With All That Space Junk?


Astronomy Cast Ep. 591: What Are We Gonna Do With All That Space Junk? by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Remember the good old days when there were only a few thousand living and dead satellites? Well, those days are long over. We're now entering an...


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 2021-01-18  33m
 
 

episode 590: Astronomy Cast Ep. 590: Lunar Hazards: Dust, Radiation and More


Astronomy Cast Ep. 590: Lunar Hazards: Dust, Radiation and More by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay 2024 can't come soon enough. You know, that's the year when humans will set foot on the Moon again. Now don't you roll your eyes! That's the plan....


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 2021-01-11  30m