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Title : Awesome Astronomy August 2021 Part 1 (Astronomy)

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The Discussion:

  • Star Wars marathon
  • Observing the ISS & the Nauka Module
  • NAM 2021
  • Amateur recreation of the Antikythera Mechanism
  • Spectrum analysing the new audio anomaly

The News: Rounding up the astronomy news in August, we have:

  • Detecting light from behind a black hole
  • New Insights shows Mars’ interior is very different to Earth’s
  • Evidence of an ocean beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede
  • The Oort Cloud could be filled with extrasolar debris
  • Earth rock may contain extraterrestrial Plutonium
  • First clear detection of a moon-forming disc around an exoplanet

The Sky Guide: This month we’re taking a look at the constellation of Lyra with a guide to its history, how to find it, a couple of deep sky objects and a round-up of the solar system views on offer in August.

Q&A: Could dark matter exist in a different dimension, and we only feel the gravitons they emit? From our good friend Dan Scholes of no declared location.

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

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