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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

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

135: The Ultima Thule Flyby...and Alien Abductions?

1/10/2019
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuts (mobile friendly). Episode 135 of Space Nuts - *The Ultima Thule flyby... *Chang’e 4 update... *Alien abductions are down.. Would you like to help support the show and get yourself one of our new T-Shirts? Details here: www.bitesz.com/shop (They make a great present…) 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...

Duration:00:36:27

134: Looking Ahead

12/20/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuts (mobile friendly). Episode 134 of Space Nuts - *Horizons next rendezvous + Virgin Galactic’s plans... *Apollo 11 50th anniversary and IAU turns 100 next year *Listener questions asking why the Moon is upside down and why everything in the Universe spins... Would you like to help support the show and get yourself one of our new T-Shirts? Details here: www.bitesz.com/shop (They make a great present…) If you like to get your...

Duration:00:00:01

133: The Eerie Winds of Mars

12/13/2018
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Space Nuts Episode 133 Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuts (mobile friendly). Episode 133 of Space Nuts - *The Australian Space Agency and Voyager 2 are in the news*The Changi Mission, Fred has details….and the eerie winds of Mars...*Our listener question this week comes from Andrew Mitchell...who’s looking for more detail from Fred on a comment he made a few episodes ba ck aboutPlasma and Comets... Would you like to help support the show and get yourself one...

Duration:00:29:16

132: NASA's Moon Plans

12/5/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuts (mobile friendly). Episode 132 of Space Nuts - *NASA’s Moon announcement... *An update on the Osiris Rex mission to Bennu... *And listener questions...first up Scott has a question about measuring the age of the Universe...and Kevin in Ireland has a question about a Type A1 Supernova... Would you like to help support the show and get yourself one of our new T-Shirts? Details here: www.bitesz.com/shop (They make a great...

Duration:00:30:49

131: NASA's InSight Lands On Mars

11/29/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuts (mobile friendly). Episode 131 of Space Nuts - *The Insight Lander has landed...and Comet Wirtanan*Planet HR8799c...*Elon renames the BFR… Would you like to help support the show and get yourself one of our new T-Shirts? Details here: www.bitesz.com/shop (They make a great present…) 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:00:28:08

130: Colliding Binary Stars and a Ghost Galaxy

11/21/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuts (mobile friendly). Episode 130 of Space Nuts - *Rare colliding binary stars sighted... *A ghost galaxy has been discovered... *Questions from the audience… Nina in Sweden has a great question about her education options...how can she combine her love of Astronomy with Medicine. Fred has the answer. And Clem is back with a question about Oumuamua and the Yarkovsky Effect. Find out more as Fred answers... Would you like to...

Duration:00:35:01

129: Dark Matter Hurricane and a UFO

11/14/2018
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuts (mobile friendly). Episode 129 of Space Nuts - *Listener Michael Carey wonders whether he should lose any sleep over the ‘Dark Matter Hurricane’ that’s headed for Earth. Fred has the reassuring answer...*What’s the deal with that Irish UFO that’s been reported this week?*Listener questions...Rob from Victoria (Australia) has a two-parter this week..firstly, what happens with time if you fell into a black hole...and...

Duration:00:29:50

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