Astronomy Cast Archive
Dec 6th: Gas Giants

Dec 6th: Gas Giants

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For the longest time the only gas giant planets that we knew about were Jupiter and Saturn. But now, in the age of extrasolar planets, astronomers have discovered thousands of gas giants across almost as many star systems. What new discoveries have been made about gas giants, both here in the solar system and across the Milky Way

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Dec 6th: Gas Giants

Nov 15th: Ice Giants

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Uranus & Neptune are Ice Giants, filled with water and other volatiles that we’d consider ice if it was here on Earth. What’s inside these worlds and what can we expect to find across the Milky Way as we find more?

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Dec 6th: Gas Giants

Nov 8th: Crowdfunding Science

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Funding for basic science has always been a tricky business. But who knows how many fascinating discoveries were never made because of a lack of funding. And we now live in an era where regular people can come together to fund scientific discoveries.

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Dec 6th: Gas Giants

Oct 18th: Planet 9

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After Pluto lost its planethood we were down to 8 planets. But there’s growing evidence of another world or worlds out beyond the orbit of Pluto. Is Planet 9 out there and how will we find it? Could there even be a Planet 10?

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