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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episode 589: Astronomy Cast Ep. 589 - Lunar Resources: Water (Update) & Other Volatiles


Astronomy Cast Ep. 589 - Lunar Resources: Water (Update) & Other Volatiles by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay We've talked about the Moon and its water many times here on Astronomy Cast, but there've been a bunch of big updates thanks to new...


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 2020-12-21  30m
 
 

episode 588: Astronomy Cast Ep. 588 - Lunar Resources: Lava Tubes


Astronomy Cast Ep. 588 - Lunar Resources: Lava Tubes by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay All eyes are on the Moon. We're going back, this time to stay, right? One of the best resources on the Moon will be the lava tubes that criss-cross the subsurface...


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 2020-12-14  33m
 
 

episode 587: Astronomy Cast Ep. 587: The Artemis Accords


So the Moon is about to become a very busy place with multiple countries and private companies planning missions in the next few years. It's been decades since the Outer Space Treaty was negotiated. It's time for the Artemis Accords!


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 2020-12-07  33m
 
 

episode 586: Astronomy Cast Ep. 586: Life As We Know It: Habitable Exoplanets & Extremophiles


As scientists continue to explore the Earth. They're discovering life, surviving and even thriving in extreme environments. What hints can this give us about what we might find as we search for live on other worlds.


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 2020-11-30  33m
 
 

episode 585: Astronomy Cast  585: Super Earths, Mini-Neptunes & Gas Dwarfs


Astronomers are finding even more new extrasolar planets and they're starting to discover entirely new categories. There are classes of planets out there that we just don't have any analog here in the solar system. Let's talk about them!


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 2020-11-23  32m
 
 

episode 584: Astronomy Cast Ep. 584: Sample Return Missions From Asteroids


Astronomy Cast Ep. 584: Sample Return Missions From Asteroids by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay So with a sample of asteroid Bennu firmly inside OSIRIS-REx's return capsule, it's time to bring this treasure home. So scientists can study the...


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 2020-11-02  30m
 
 

episode 583: Astronomy Cast Ep. 583: The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics


This year's Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three brilliant researchers who worked out some of the secrets of black holes. Today we're going to talk about the chain of discoveries that led to this award.


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 2020-10-26  29m
 
 

episode 582: Astronomy Cast Ep. 582: Building Bigger Black Holes


Did you hear the news? Nobel prizes for Black Holes! Now, we know there are stellar mass black holes and supermassive black holes, but how do you get from one to the other? How do black holes get more massive?


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 2020-10-19  32m
 
 

episode 581: Astronomy Cast 581: Other Kinds Of Novae


Don't ever accuse us of not comprehensively covering every kind of exploding star. This week we gather up all the left over ways that stars partially or fully explode or don't. Probably. Enjoy!


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 2020-10-12  32m
 
 

episode 580: Astronomy Cast Ep. 580: Exploding Dwarfs


Astronomy Cast Ep. 580: Exploding Dwarfs By Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay So you think that a white dwarf star is the end of a stellar life, and it's all downhill from there, a long, slow cool down towards the end of everything. But in some...


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 2020-10-05  32m