Podcaster: Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

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Title: Ep. Astronomy Cast Student Questions: Farmersburg School

Organization: Astronomy Cast



Thanks to GLAST, Astronomy Cast is now able to provide equipment to send to high school teachers who want to Pamela and Fraser to do a special questions show just for their class. We will be making this shows available on the feed on days other than Monday (that’s still reserved for your regularly scheduled Astronomy Cast). This is the first one available and comes with questions from Farmersburg High School.

Sierra: We learned in class that stars emit radio waves. My question is, what do radio waves given off by stars sound like?

Alex: We learned that black holes absorb everything. My question is, what happens to the energy that goes into a black hole?

Lacy: If the ozone layer protects us from the Sun, why can’t we look at the Sun?

Jake: Are all wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum absorbed by a black hole?

Alexis: Since the Sun gives off harmful rays, could it help if we figured out how to block all the rays that are harmful and trigger cancer?

Carol-Beth: How hot is the hottest star, and how do we know?

Haley: Why can’t we see the rays like microwaves, infrared or radio waves, but we can see other light rays?

Jake: Are there any known waves that travel faster than light, and if so, how do we detect them?

Cody: How do you tell the difference between a black hole and nothing in space?

Once again, we’ve reached the end of a season here on Astronomy Cast, and it’s time for the summer hiatus.

See you in September!

Bio: Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today and Dr. Pamela Gay is a Senior Scientist at Planetary Science Institute and a Director of  CosmoQuest. They team up to do Astronomy Cast, a weekly facts-based journey through the cosmos

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