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We live in a universe of scientific wonders and breakthroughs that can change our lives. We want to share these wonders with you. So, Let’s Science!

We live in a universe of scientific wonders and breakthroughs that can change our lives. We want to share these wonders with you. So, Let’s Science!

Location:

Australia

Description:

We live in a universe of scientific wonders and breakthroughs that can change our lives. We want to share these wonders with you. So, Let’s Science!

Twitter:

@sqpn

Language:

English


Episodes

Mind-Blowing Images!

7/30/2022
The James Webb Space Telescope's first image are amazing and Caroline, Lindsay, and Lino share their awe as they pore over the details of what the images actually show and what we can expect in the future. The post Mind-Blowing Images! appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:33:33

Australian Rockets to Space!

7/16/2022
NASA has launched a rocket from Australia and our Aussie panel is very excited. Caroline Knight, Lindsay Sant, and Lino Saubolle discuss what the new launch means for future space travel from Oz, as well as the science being conducted by this launch. The post Australian Rockets to Space! appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:15:37

Red Planet Road Trip

6/18/2022
Space bucket list! Lindsay Sant and Lino Saubolle discuss 8 tourist destinations that any future tourist on Mars will want to visit, from the obvious (Olympus Mons) to the weird and mysterious (Medusae Fossae). The post Red Planet Road Trip appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:14:19

The Milky Way Supermassive Black Hole

6/4/2022
Telescopes have now given us our first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. Caroline Knight tells us how we discovered there was a black hole there and the amazing story of how this incredible image was made. The post The Milky Way Supermassive Black Hole appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:13:36

Big Bang Alternatives

5/7/2022
Before the Big Bang Theory was widely accepted, there were many theories to explain how the universe began. Lindsay Sant and Lino Saubolle discuss five alternative theories that were advanced prior to the currently accepted theory and why they all ultimately failed to explain the universe's origins. The post Big Bang Alternatives appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:18:17

Webb Telescope and Redshift

4/23/2022
We revisit the historic new James Webb Space Telescope and its first amazing discoveries and then Caroline explains to Lindsay and Lino some astronomical terms like redshift. The post Webb Telescope and Redshift appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:14:58

Bring Back the Tassie Tiger

4/9/2022
The Thylacine, aka the Tasmanian Tiger or Tassie Tiger, is extinct, but as Caroline tells Lindsay and Lino, scientists now think it may be possible to bring them back. How is that possible? Will they still be the same animal? And is it moral and ethical to do so even if we can? The post Bring Back the Tassie Tiger appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:20:31

Dinosaur Sniffles

3/26/2022
Even dinosaurs got sniffles! Caroline tells Lindsay and Lino about a new discovery that shows that some sauropods show evidence of having had respiratory infections. Then Lindsay discusses an exploration of how close we could be to building a real USS Enterprise starship. The post Dinosaur Sniffles appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:21:58

COVID Antibodies Improve Over Time

3/12/2022
Getting better all the time! Caroline explains to Lindsay and Lino how the quality of antibodies from COVID-19 vaccines improve over time, what antibodies are, and what they do in us. Plus an update on a recent story about a rocket crashing into the Moon. The post COVID Antibodies Improve Over Time appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:16:04

The ISS Retirement Date is Set

2/26/2022
The International Space Station has been humanity's outpost on the edge of space for more than 20 years, but now its end date has been set. Caroline Knight and Lindsay Sant discuss the history of the ISS, its accomplishments, the date set for its retirement, and where it will end up. The post The ISS Retirement Date is Set appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:22:39

The JWTS Looks Into Deep Space and Deep Past

2/12/2022
The James Webb Telescope is the newest science asset in space and will look deeper into the universe than ever before. Lindsay and Lino discuss the amazing discoveries it's expected to make in its lifetime. Plus they discuss an old SpaceX rocket heading for a collision with the Moon. The post The JWTS Looks Into Deep Space and Deep Past appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:26:32

The Science of Christmas Food

12/25/2021
Why do we feel so sleepy after eating that holiday meal of turkey? Caroline tells Lindsay and Lino that it's not as simple as tryptophan making you sleepy. Plus why that uniquely Australian and New Zealander dish of pavlova can be so fluffy, why peppermint candy canes make your mouth feel cold, and why flambé doesn't burn the pudding. The post The Science of Christmas Food appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:16:57

The Space Rock From The Moon

12/11/2021
That's no moon! Caroline tells Lindsay and Lino that astronomers have discovered a quasi-moon companion of Earth that may in fact be a piece of the Moon that broke off from it eons ago. Plus NASA's mission to defend our planet from killer space rocks. The post The Space Rock From The Moon appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:20:01

The Science of The Egg Drop

11/27/2021
What can dropping an egg teach us about the forces acting on it? Caroline, Lindsay, and Lino are joined by Caroline's son Frankie to discuss his egg drop experiment as well as inertia, velocity, and gravity. The post The Science of The Egg Drop appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:17:00

China’s Moon Rocks

11/13/2021
China's lunar rover has returned a payload of rocks from the Moon and Caroline tells Lindsay and Lino that the rocks are much younger than those retrieved by Apollo and reveal more about volcanic activity there, providing new answers about the history of the solar system. The post China’s Moon Rocks appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:19:33

Earthquake!

10/30/2021
The ground shook in Melbourne, Australia, recently with the largest recorded earthquake ever. Caroline, Lindsay, and Lino talk about their experiences during the tremor and then Caroline explains the what causes earthquakes and how the different layers in the ground beneath us contribute to them. The post Earthquake! appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:20:38

Percy Gets Some Rocks

10/16/2021
The Mars Perseverance Rover perseveres in its rock core sampling mission to finally collect its first sample. But Caroline tells Lindsay and Lino that they shouldn't hold their breath waiting for it to be studied. Plus T. Rex face bites showed that love hurt in the Cretaceous period. The post Percy Gets Some Rocks appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:16:33

Daddy Shortlegs

10/2/2021
The Daddy Longlegs may be the most common household spider and no matter how you feel about spiders in general, they are in fact helpful at clearing out other bugs and pests. Caroline, Lindsay, and Lino discuss their fascinating facts and how some scientists have created some Daddy Shortlegs in a DNA experiment. What could go wrong? The post Daddy Shortlegs appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:16:35

A Real-Life Dragon?

9/18/2021
There's another new Australian dinosaur, but this one could have been a real-life dragon. Lindsay and Lino discuss the newly discovered pterosaur that was basically a terrifying flying shark. Plus the new Netflix documentary on SpaceX's first all-civilian spaceflight. The post A Real-Life Dragon? appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:16:04

The Spiny Leaf Insect

9/4/2021
It's lockdown again and Caroline has gone bug crazy. Lindsay and Lino discuss with Caroline her new obsession with interesting mail-order insects, including the fascinating Australian walking stick, also called the Spiny Leaf Insect. The post The Spiny Leaf Insect appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:13:19