Podcaster: Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

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Title: Ep. Astronomy Cast: Questions: An Unlocked Moon, Energy Into Black Holes, & the Space Station’s Orbit

Organization: Astronomy Cast



This week we find out what would happen if the Moon was rotating fast and not tidally locked to the Earth also where the light and matter go into a black hole.

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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– What would happen if the Moon was rotating fast enough that it was not tidally locked to the Earth?

– When light and matter go into a black hole, where do they go?

– Why does the space station’s orbit seem to oscillate between 60 degrees north latitude and 60 degrees south?

– What do telescopes pick up when they look at different objects — is it light waves or individual photons?

– Is Dark Matter “out there” or it is all around us?

– Did time pass so slowly during the Big Bang that it occurred infinitely long ago?

– If the sun classified as yellow, why is the color of daylight white?

– Since the beginning of the show, has any of the science discussed changed?

– Could Hubble or Cassini be boosted out in to space to save the spacecraft from destruction?

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