Astronomy Cast Archive
May 9th: Can Planets Be Alive?

Apr 25th: The Sun, Spots & All

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It’s Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and that means the Sun is back. But it’s more than just a free heat lamp for your garden, it’s an incredible, dynamic nuclear reaction complete with flares, coronal mass ejections, twisting magnetic fields and the solar wind

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May 9th: Can Planets Be Alive?

Apr 11th: Simulating Space Missions

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Although humans have never actually been to Mars, explorers have simulated many aspects of Mars missions here on Earth. There are missions under the ocean, on the tops of volcanoes, in the harsh Canadian north, and even in bed that simulate the limitations of spaceflight, and teach us many of the lessons to prepare us for the real thing.

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May 9th: Can Planets Be Alive?

Mar 28th: Blowing Bubbles

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We think of space as a vacuum, but there are regions of different density. There are winds blowing from stars and other objects that clear out vast bubbles in space, and they might have been critical for Earth to even exist in the first place.

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May 9th: Can Planets Be Alive?

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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