Astronomy Cast Archive
Mar 14th: Milky Way’s Mergers & Acquisitions

Mar 7th: Weirdly Habitable Places

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We’ve always assumed that habitable planets would need to be like Earth; a terrestrial planet orbiting a sunlike star. But now astronomers have been discovering planets in the habitable zone around very much non-sunlike stars. What strange places could be habitable?

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Mar 14th: Milky Way’s Mergers & Acquisitions

Feb 28th: Building Images: Optical vs Radio

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A recent image from the South African MeerKAT Telescope blew our minds. It was a high resolution image of the center of the Milky Way showing delicate filaments and other structures. Today we’re gonna talk about why this was such an accomplishment and what the future holds for radio astronomy.

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Mar 14th: Milky Way’s Mergers & Acquisitions

Feb 14th: Things We Can Look Forward To

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In a rare moment of weakness, Pamela has decided she’s open to the possibility that a future exists. That missions, telescopes and spacecraft are going to be built and they’re going to do science. Today we’ll talk about what we’re looking forward to before she changes her mind and my naive optimism for the future.

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Mar 14th: Milky Way’s Mergers & Acquisitions

Feb 7th: The Cost of Delays

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With all the success of James Webb so far, it’s looking like science’s huge gamble is going to pay off, but there were years of delays and budget overruns. What impacts did these delays have on science, careers, and the future of space exploration?

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Mar 14th: Milky Way’s Mergers & Acquisitions

Jan 31st: The Sun Revisited

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Once again, it’s time to take a look at the Sun. You know, ongoing thermonuclear explosion of fusing hydrogen that’s right over there. Fortunately, there’s a fleet of spacecraft and ground observatories ready to give our best ever view of the Sun, so we can watch it.

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Mar 14th: Milky Way’s Mergers & Acquisitions

Jan 10th: Terrestrial Planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars

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Podcaster: Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Title: Astronomy Cast Ep. 626: Terrestrial Planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars Organization: Astronomy Cast Link: http://www.astronomycast.com Description: We continue our refreshed tour of the solar system, checking in on the inner terrestrial planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. What have we learned about the formation, evolution […]

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