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Title : Awesome Astronomy January 2023

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The Discussion:

· A refreshed format coming to Awesome Astronomy in 2023

· A look back at the festive season

The News:

Rounding up the astronomy news in January, we have:

· Something in the solar system is producing light that’s not unaccounted for

· A leak on the International Space Station’s lifeboat

· NASA’s Mars lander comes to an end

· A new way to look for aliens

The big news story: As the UK gets ready to launch space vehicles for the first time, we take a look at the long history of UK space activity and the concept of launching to space from aircraft.

The Sky Guide:

This month we’re taking a look at the large winter constellation of Taurus with a guide to its history, how to find it, a few deep sky objects to seek out and a round-up of the solar system views on offer in January.


The brightest GRB ever recorded occurred on 9th October 2022. Its effects on the Earth’s ionosphere was strong enough to be observed by amateur radio astronomers. How did dust form the expanding halo observed around the GRB source? From our good friend Andrew Thomas

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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