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Astronomy Cast takes a fact based journey through the cosmos as it offers listeners weekly discussions on astronomical topics ranging from planets to cosmology.

Astronomy Cast takes a fact based journey through the cosmos as it offers listeners weekly discussions on astronomical topics ranging from planets to cosmology.
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Astronomy Cast takes a fact based journey through the cosmos as it offers listeners weekly discussions on astronomical topics ranging from planets to cosmology.

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English


Episodes

Ep. 513: Stellar Fusion

1/14/2019
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513: Stellar Fusion Astronomy Cast 513: Stellar Fusion by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Duration:00:32:09

Ep. 512: Direct Imaging of Exoplanets

1/7/2019
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512: Direct Imaging of Exoplanets Astronomy Cast 512: Direct Imaging of Exoplanets by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Duration:00:28:36

Ep. 511: Predictions for 2019

12/31/2018
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511: Predictions for 2019 Astronomy Cast 511: Predictions for 2019 by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Duration:00:33:50

Ep. 510: 2018 - Year in Review

12/24/2018
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510: 2018 - Year in Review Astronomy Cast 510: 2018 - Year in Review by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Duration:00:42:12

Ep. 510: 2018 – Year in Review

12/24/2018
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2018 was an incredible year in space news. Rockets launched, landers landed, spacecraft were born and died. We learned tremendous new things about Universe around us, and today we’re here to look back fondly over the last 12 months to review the year in space that was.

Duration:00:42:12

Ep. 509: Fiction to Fact: 3D Printers

12/10/2018
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509: Fiction to Fact: 3D Printers Astronomy Cast 509: Fiction to Fact: 3D Printers by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Duration:00:29:20

Ep. 509: Fiction to Fact: 3D Printers

12/10/2018
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The technology of 3D printing is taking off. From tiny home-based 3D printers to larger manufacturing. And of course, 3D printing is going to space with the International Space Station and beyond.

Duration:00:29:20

Ep. 508: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

12/3/2018
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508: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide Astronomy Cast 508: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Duration:00:30:32

Ep. 508: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

12/3/2018
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We did it, we made it to the end of another year. Once again it’s time to wonder what gifts to get your beloved space nerds. We’ve got some suggestions. Some are brand new this year, others are classics that we just can’t help but continue to suggest.

Duration:00:30:32

507: From Fiction to Fact: Ion Drive

11/27/2018
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507: From Fiction to Fact: Ion Drive Astronomy Cast 507: > From Fiction to Fact: Ion Drive by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Duration:00:31:35

Ep. 507: From Fiction to Fact : Ion Drive

11/27/2018
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Ion engines are a mainstay of science fiction, featured in both Star Trek and Wars. But this is a very real technology, successfully used on several missions out there in the Solar System right now. How do they work and what are the limits?

Duration:00:31:35

Ep. 506: It's not Aliens, Unless it's Aliens

11/18/2018
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Did you hear that astronomers from Harvard think that the interstellar asteroid Oumuamua was actually an alien solar sail? Is it aliens? Of course it's not aliens. But some day, it'll actually be aliens.

Duration:00:30:11

506: It’s not Aliens, Unless it’s Aliens

11/17/2018
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506: It’s not Aliens, Unless it’s Aliens Astronomy Cast 506: It’s not Aliens, Unless it’s Aliens by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Duration:00:30:11

Ep. 505: Seismology

11/12/2018
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We’re always interested in the surface features of the planets and moons in the Solar System, but that’s only skin deep. It turns out, these worlds have an interesting inner life too. Thanks to the science of seismology, we can peer into our planet and learn how it works… inside. And we’re about to take that technology to Mars.

Duration:00:27:54

505: Seismology

11/11/2018
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505: Seismology Astronomy Cast 505: Seismology by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Duration:00:27:54

Ep. 504: Radar, Lidar, and Sonar

11/5/2018
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To really study something, you want to reach out and touch it. But what can you do if you're separated by a huge distance? You reach out with electromagnetic or sound waves and watch how they bounce back. Thanks to radar, sonar and lidar.

Duration:00:26:43

504: Radar, Lidar & Sonar

11/4/2018
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504: Radar, Lidar & Sonar Astronomy Cast 504: Radar, Lidar & Sonar by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Duration:00:26:43

503: Gravity Mapping

10/29/2018
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503: Gravity Mapping Astronomy Cast 503: Gravity Mapping by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Duration:00:25:18

Ep. 503: Gravity Mapping

10/29/2018
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The Earth looks like a perfect sphere, but down here on the surface we see that there are mountains, rivers, oceans, glaciers, all kinds of features with different densities and shapes. Scientists can map this produce a highly detailed gravity map of our planet. And it turns out, this is very useful for other worlds too.

Duration:00:25:18

502: No Touching: Determining Composition of Worlds Remotely

10/22/2018
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502: No Touching: Determining Composition of Worlds Remotely Astronomy Cast 502: No Touching: Determining Composition of Worlds Remotely by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Duration:00:26:43