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Title : Awesome Astronomy February 2022 Part 1 (Astronomy)

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The Discussion: · AstroCamp returns for listeners to observe with us 2-5th April. Book tickets here.

· Listeners’ emails on:

  • A Venus sample return mission
  • Why our website is so poor

The News:

Rounding up the astronomy news in February, we have:

  • A very big far away star with a very big planet
  • Unpicking the riddle of where the matter is that makes up all the stars
  • Another of Saturn moons may be hiding an ocean
  • Why there are no newly formed stars within 500 light years of the Sun

Big News Story: a mysterious radio signal points to a new type of magnetar

The Sky Guide:

This month we’re taking a look at the constellation of Auriga 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 February.

If you want to help chart the advancing light pollution:


How are black holes able to evaporate? From our good friend Mitch in the United States.

Find out the answers to these and more!

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).

Today’s sponsor:  Big thanks to our Patreon supporters this month: Rob Leeson, David Bowes, Ron Diehl, Brett Duane, Benett Bolek, Mary Ann, Frank Frankovic, Michael Freedman, Kim Hay, Steven Emert, Frank Tippin, Rani Bush, Jako Danar, Joseph J. Biernat, Nik Whitehead, Semyon Torfason, Michael W, Cherry Wood, Steve Nerlich, Steven Kluth, James K Wood, Katrina Ince, Phyllis Foster, Don Swartwout, Barbara Geier, Steven Jansen

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