Podcaster: Fraser Cain & Phil Plait

AstronomyCastTitle: Astronomy Cast Ep. 343: The Universe Is Trying To Kill You

Organization: Astronomy Cast –

Link:Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer
“Death from the Skies” by Phil Plait
Chelyabinsk Event FAQs from the B612 Foundation
Surprise! The Earth is Hit by a lot more Asteroids Than You Thought — Universe Today
Tunguska Event – NASA
Asteroids Vs. Comets: NASA Expert Assesses Cosmic Threats to Earth — Cosmic Log/Alan Boyle
What Impact to Solar Flares Have on Human Activities — NASA
The Carrington flare of 1859 – NASA
The Closest Supernova Candidate — Phil Plait/Discover
Gamma Ray Bursts — UC Berkeley
Is Eta Carinae Heading Toward Another Eruption? — Universe Today
WR 104 Won’t Kill us After All — Universe Today
What if Black Hole Formed in our Solar System — HowStuffWorks
Drake Equation
Fermi Paradox
How Will the Universe End? — UT
Milky Way is Destined to Collide with Andromeda Galaxy — NASA

Description: We always say that the Universe is trying to kill you, but we thought we’d really hammer the point home. Dr. Phil Plait from Bad Astronomy joins Fraser Cain for a very special episode of Astronomy Cast. Join us as we hammer out all the ways the Universe wants you dead.

Bio: Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today and Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer

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