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A weekly podcast looking at interesting and exciting events in astronomy with a fun and occasionally a slapstick approach...and we invite listener questions.

A weekly podcast looking at interesting and exciting events in astronomy with a fun and occasionally a slapstick approach...and we invite listener questions.
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Australia

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A weekly podcast looking at interesting and exciting events in astronomy with a fun and occasionally a slapstick approach...and we invite listener questions.

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English


Episodes

128: A Supermassive Black Hole

11/8/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuts (mobile friendly). Episode 128 of Space Nuts - *A supermassive black hole at the centre of our universe..*Oumuamua - just what is it?*Listener questions...first up Ryan from Delaware has a question around the Transit Method and observational angles. Next up Gordon wants to know how it’s possible to still see events from so long ago and so far away? If you like to get your hands on a copy of Dr Fred Watson’s book ‘ ‘Why Is...

Duration:00:33:23

127: It's A Dusty World

11/1/2018
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Space Nuts Episode 127 Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuts (mobile friendly). This episode is brought to you by The Local Maximum Podcast....technology news and more....expand your perspective...for details visit www.localmaxradio.com Episode 127 of Space Nuts - *Dust clouds around Planet Earth..*The Parker Solar Probe...an update...*Listener questions...first one is from Clem Unger and he has a question about the new super telescopes that are being developed....

Duration:00:35:49

126: Mission to Mercury

10/25/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuts (mobile friendly). Episode 126 of Space Nuts - *Mission to Mercury...it’s underway...*Fake Chinese Moon….or Fake news?...*Listener questions...first from Michael Carey who wants to know what the backup plan is for getting astronauts off of the ISS. The second question is from Scott Kime (who’s writing a sci-fi novel) and wants to know if we currently have the technology to actually capture an asteroid? Fred has answers to both...

Duration:00:33:16

125: Fast Radio Bursts and Noisy Auroras

10/17/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuts (mobile friendly). Episode 125 of Space Nuts - *Let’s talk about those fast radio bursts...*The sounds of Aurora’s...*Listener question time...first one from Aziz in Uganda, who wants to know what causes ball lightning. Second question is from John Brookes in Callala Bay, NSW Australia - just how good is our technology at detecting particles at absolute zero? Fred has answers to both questions... If you like to get your hands...

Duration:00:30:12

124: Two Discoveries and One Big Crunch

10/11/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuts (mobile friendly). Episode 124 of Space Nuts - *Ice formations on Europa...*The first exo-moon...*Our listener question comes from Paul Laviolette Of Vancouver Island Canada - What’s the deal with the big crunch?...Fred explains. If you like to get your hands on a copy of Dr Fred Watson’s book ‘ ‘Why Is Uranus Upside Down? And other questions about the Universe’ it’s available as a Kindle edition from Amazon -...

Duration:00:32:50

123: The Discovery of Goblin

10/4/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuts (mobile friendly). Episode 123 of Space Nuts - *The discovery of Goblin...has Astronomers excited...is confirmation of Planet 9 far away?*Space Week...here’s what’s happening….*And our listener question is about the Big Bang etc...Fred has the answers as usual. Links mentioned in this episode: Fred's video segments for World Space Week on Twitter can be found at @sceincegovau and The Space Week web site at...

Duration:00:35:03

122: Asteroid Encounters

9/27/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuts (mobile friendly). Episode 122 of Space Nuts - *They’ve done it - Jaxa hops on an asteroid...*Speaking of which ….New Horizons aiming for an asteroid intercept past Pluto...*Questions from the audience: Why the heat of stars is opposite to the heat of a spectrum...Fred has the answer, If you like to get your hands on a copy of Dr Fred Watson’s book ‘ ‘Why Is Uranus Upside Down? And other questions about the Universe’ it’s...

Duration:00:29:54

121: We're off to the moon... (well...not us exactly...)

9/20/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuts (mobile friendly). Episode 121 of Space Nuts - *We off to the moon...well...not us exactly...*Space Junk Capture Test..*Questions from the audience on Gravity Waves and Mass Extinction. If you like to get your hands on a copy of Dr Fred Watson’s book ‘ ‘Why Is Uranus Upside Down? And other questions about the Universe’ it’s available as a Kindle edition from Amazon -...

Duration:00:33:07

120: All Listener Questions - Round 2

9/13/2018
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Space Nuts Episode 120 Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuts (mobile friendly). Episode 120 of Space Nuts - All Listener Questions - Part 2 *A question Simon Anthony - about Moon perspective...book mentioned in this segment is ‘Why Is Uranus Upside Down? And other questions about the Universe’ by Fred Watson. Available as a Kindle edition from Amazon -...

Duration:00:37:45

119: That hole in the ISS

9/5/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuuts (mobile friendly). In Episode 119 of Space Nuts: - *The hole in the ISS….was it sabotage? *The Japanese asteroid landing...*This week’s listener question is from Neil McKenzie - a follow-up question about meteor showers. Fred has the answers. Subscribe, rate and review Space Nuts via all good podcatcher apps, including Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) (featured in New & Noteworthy), Google Podcasts (now available via the...

Duration:00:31:40

118: A Reverse Polarity Sun Spot. What?

8/30/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). In Episode 118 of Space Nuts: - *Reverse polarity Sun Spot...*Water vapour from Protostar...*This week’s listener question is from Abdul-Aziz Musa in Uganda (thanks Abdul)...tackling the effects of microgravity on the human body during space travel... Subscribe, rate and review Space Nuts via all good podcatcher apps, including Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) (featured in New & Noteworthy), Google Podcasts (now...

Duration:00:34:02

117: Water On The Moon - Confirmed!

8/23/2018
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This episode of Space Nuts is brought to you by Physical Attraction...the podcast that explains physics concepts to you one chat up line at a time. Intrigued? Find out more at www.physicspodcast.com or follow on Twitter @PhysicsPod Space Nuts Episode 117 Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). In Episode 117 of Space Nuts: - *Water on the Moon - confirmed...*The strange atmosphere of KELT-9b*This week’s listener questions...from Don Hind and John Milton -...

Duration:00:33:09

116: The Parker Solar Probe is On It's Way

8/16/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). In Episode 116 of Space Nuts: - *The Parker Solar Probe is on it’s way...*The Perseid Meteor Shower*This week’s listener question...from Andre Skala in Amsterdam, Netherlands … Is a Black Hole really a hole? Fred has the answer... Subscribe, rate and review Space Nuts via all good podcatcher apps, including Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) (featured in New & Noteworthy), Google Podcasts (now available via the Google...

Duration:00:34:13

115: The Next Step

8/8/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). In Episode 115 of Space Nuts: - *NASA announces first all US Space Launch since 2011..*Light echoes...an explosion that happened 170 yrs ago is now being seen by scientists..*We tackle more of the questions on listener Richard Goodman’s list (thanks Richard)...Gravity vs Dark Energy... Subscribe, rate and review Space Nuts via all good podcatcher apps, including Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) (featured in New &...

Duration:00:28:22

114: Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity - Again

8/2/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). In Episode 114 of Space Nuts: - *Confirmation of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity … again. *Radioactive isotope found in deep space... *Our listener questions for this episode come from Richard Goodman...thanks Richard...Imagining our galactic view...and what exactly constitutes a moon? Subscribe, rate and review Space Nuts via all good podcatcher apps, including Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) (featured in...

Duration:00:31:35

113: The Mars Water Discovery

7/26/2018
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This episode of Space Nuts is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus...lifelong learning from the best in their fields. For one month FREE and complete access to their library, just use our special URL: www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/nuts and help support our show. Thank you... Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). In Episode 113 of Space Nuts: - *This really big...water has been discovered on Mars ...Fred explains just how important this is.*A missing...

Duration:00:34:18

112: New Jupiter Moons - Space Nuts with Dr.Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley

7/19/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). In Episode 112 of Space Nuts: - *New Jupiter Moons...*A blood moon eclipse is on the way…*Our listener question this week comes from Mark Bealey (thanks Mark)...about Black Holes and Blazar jets…. Subscribe, rate and review Space Nuts via all good podcatcher apps, including Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) (featured in New & Noteworthy), Google Podcasts (now available via the Google Play store), Stitcher, Pocket...

Duration:00:29:50

111: Seeing a Black Hole - Space Nuts with Dr. Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley

7/12/2018
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In Episode 111 of Space Nuts: - *Seeing a black hole...*A galactic collision...*A couple of audience questions...you may have seen the video on our Facebook page...is it a shooting star, fireball...or something else? Fred identifies the mystery light in the sky. And astronomy vs poverty...Fred has his perspective. Subscribe, rate and review Space Nuts via all good podcatcher apps, including Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) (featured in New & Noteworthy), Google Podcasts (now available via...

Duration:00:35:15

110: Exo Moons - Space Nuts with Dr Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley

7/4/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). In Episode 110 of Space Nuts: - *Fred fills us in on the changes within the AAO (Australian Astronomical Observatory) and what the future holds for him… *Exo Moons *Grease has suddenly become the word in Space...Fred explains.. *James in South Australia and Gretchen in Los Angeles both have questions about our Sun’s siblings...Fred answers. Subscribe, rate and review Space Nuts via all good podcatcher apps,...

Duration:00:29:48

109: All listener questions - Space Nuts with Dr Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley

6/28/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). In Episode 109 of Space Nuts we answer your questions:- *First question is from Rich asking why most planets in our solar system are on the same plane *Question from Kerry Ellis about how we identify different kinds of gravity waves *Questions from Sareth Parera and Scott Appleby about Big Bang Theory... Subscribe, rate and review Space Nuts via all good podcatcher apps, including Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes)...

Duration:00:34:56