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Date: September 1st, 2012 Title: Encore: A Closer Look at Galaxy Clusters Podcaster: Thomas Hofstätter Organization: http://hidden-space.at.tf (The Hidden Space Project) Originally aired on September 25, 2010 http://365daysofastronomy.org/2010/09/25/september-25th-a-closer-look-at-galaxy-clusters/ Description: Galaxy Clusters are the largest known structures in the universe. They are bound together by gravity and contain huge amounts of matter such as gas and dust. […]

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Date: August 31st, 2012 Title: Monthly News Roundup – Mars is the Star Podcaster: Morgan Rehnberg Links: MSL: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/ InSight: http://insight.jpl.nasa.gov/ NSF report: http://www.livescience.com/22506-iconic-telescopes-astronomy-funding-cuts.html Discovery Channel Telescope: http://www.livescience.com/21804-discovery-channel-telescope-first-photos.html http://www.lowell.edu/dct.php Neil Armstrong: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/25/us-usa-neilarmstrong-idUSBRE87O0B02012082 Description: In this episode of the Monthly News Roundup, Curiosity lands safely on Mars and the next mission to the Red Planet is announced […]

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Date: August 30th, 2012 Title: LAMP Confirms Apollo Finding of Helium in the Lunar Atmosphere Podcaster: Nancy Atkinson and Dr. Alan Stern Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute Links: NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) – http://lunarscience.arc.nasa.gov/ Music:  “Amelia” by Ben Bedford from his “Land of the Shadows” CD. http://benbedford.com/ Description: What makes up the Moon’s tenuous atmosphere? […]

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Date: August 29th, 2012 Title: What in Tarnation Is a Kuiper Belt Object? Podcaster: Hoss von Liederhosen Links: Original music is at: http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?songs=645148&T=3156 Description: We had ourselves a fairly orderly Solar System up to the orbit of Neptune. The discovery of a multitude of icy moonlets beyond the orbit of Neptune made a mess of it […]

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Date: August 28th, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Black Hole Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: What happens when the most massive stars in existence blow themselves apart in violent supernova explosions?  Their cores are left behind to create possibly the most forbidding environments in the […]