Universe Today Guide to Space Audio-logo

Universe Today Guide to Space Audio

Science Podcasts >

The Guide to Space is a series of space and astronomy podcasts by Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe Today

The Guide to Space is a series of space and astronomy podcasts by Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe Today
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

The Guide to Space is a series of space and astronomy podcasts by Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe Today

Language:

English


Episodes

QA 76: Can You Come To A Dead Stop In Space? And More... Featuring Launch Pad Astronomy

1/22/2019
More
In this week's QA, I answer if it's possible to come to a dead stop, will Mars be more habitable when the Sun expands as a red giant, is there a stellar mass black hole nearby, and more...

Duration:00:25:06

Open Space 23 - Space and Futurism With Isaac Arthur

1/21/2019
More
In this week's live QA, I sit down with Isaac Arthur. He talks about the challenges of futurism, how he creates so much amazing content, and a new suggestion for the Prime Directive: Don't Be a Jerk.

Duration:01:01:08

369: Many New Fast Radio Bursts Found, Including Another Repeater

1/17/2019
More
One of the big mysteries in astronomy is unfolding right before our eyes: fast radio bursts. And now a new Canadian radio telescope has come online, detecting many new bursts, including the second ever seen repeating.

Duration:00:10:06

QA 75: Have We Already Infected Mars with Bacteria? And More...

1/15/2019
More
In this week's questions show, I wonder if we've already infected Mars with our Earth life, why we assume aliens build Dyson Spheres, and if you could link up 5 Hubble telescopes together.

Duration:00:25:23

Open Space 22: Photonic Propusion, Canada in Space, Big or Small Rockets, and More...

1/15/2019
More
This week's Live QA was just me, no guest. Which gave us lots of time to get into your questions. We talked about photonic propulsion systems, the future of small rockets and whether space elevators will work better on the Moon or Mars.

Duration:01:00:51

368: Searching for Technosignatures. Evidence of Intelligent Alien Civilizations

1/10/2019
More
Are we alone in the Universe? It’s one of the most difficult and important questions that humanity can ask. As Arthur C. Clarke noted, it’s equally terrifying whether the answer is yes or no.

Duration:00:11:30

QA 74: Can We Be Ready for the Next Oumuamua? And More...

1/8/2019
More
In this week's questions show, I wonder what we'd do if we actually found life, if we can be ready for the next interstellar asteroid, why the Mars 2020 rover is going to help with sample return and more.

Duration:00:22:58

Open Space 21: Live QA with John Michael Godier

1/7/2019
More
This week I'm joined by sci-fi author and science writer John Michael Godier. We talk about the latest space news and what's happening with John's new Event Horizon Channel.

Duration:01:02:20

367: Project Dragonfly. A Laser-Powered Probe to Alpha Centauri

1/6/2019
More
The distances between stars are so vast, it’s hard to wrap your mind around it. Even our far flung Voyagers have barely reached interstellar space, and would take tens of thousands of years to get to even the nearest star. But scientists and engineers are considering what it would actually take to send a spacecraft to another star. It’s called Project Dragonfly, and would use existing or near future technologies to send a 3,000 kg spacecraft to Alpha Centauri within 100 years.

Duration:00:10:50

QA 73: Is SETI Pointless? And More...

1/1/2019
More
In this week's questions show, I wonder if moons could be geostationary, if we could detect Hawking radiation, if SETI is pointless, and why I'm always talking to people like they're 11. as the Sun. In fact, this star is a virtual twin of the Sun and it’s actually pretty close. Well, astronomical speaking.

Duration:00:21:16

366: One of the Sun's Sibling Stars Has Been Found. And It's Actually Pretty Close

11/29/2018
More
Thanks to the hardworking Gaia spacecraft, astronomers think they’ve located a star that formed from the same solar nebula as the Sun. In fact, this star is a virtual twin of the Sun and it’s actually pretty close. Well, astronomical speaking.

Duration:00:09:06

QA 72: Escaping an Extinction Event and More...

11/22/2018
More
In this week's questions show, I wonder how well we'll be able to survive various extinction scenarios, can mobile apps help you learn the night sky? What would we do if Tunguska happened today? And more...

Duration:00:24:11

365: Is Oumuamua a Solar Sail Spacecraft from Another Star? Probably Not

11/19/2018
More
It’s been about a year since the mysterious interstellar asteroid (or maybe comet) Oumuamua passed through our Solar System. It was going so fast and was so far away that astronomers could see very little before it was off and away into deep space again.

Duration:00:11:10

QA71: Could We React to An Incoming Asteroid? And More...

11/12/2018
More
In this week's questions show, I wonder if we'll have enough time to respond to an asteroid or comet, if we're going to fill the asteroid belt with space junk and if antimatter engines are the best way to explore space.

Duration:00:15:32

364: The Search for Neutrinos. Catching These Elusive Particles in a Gigaton of Ice

10/24/2018
More
In the pristine icy environment of Antarctica, there’s a telescope, embedded into an ancient glacier. The telescope is observing the Universe, directly through the Earth, using a cubic kilometer of ice to capture elusive particles called neutrinos.

Duration:00:12:57

QA 70: What is Space Itself? And More Featuring Dr. Paul Sutter

10/1/2018
More
We recorded this week's episode of the QA show from inside the Carnival Magic cruise ship, as part of our summer Astrotour. I saved up a bunch of tough questions for Dr. Paul Sutter, including: what is space itself? Could we use negative mass to destroy black holes? What would you see falling into a black hole, and more...

Duration:00:25:18

Open Space 20: Live QA with Casey Dreier from the Planetary Society

10/1/2018
More
Casey Dreier is the Planetary Society's Director of Space Policy, helping to advocate for planetary science with the US government. He's probably the best person I know to talk about the state of US space policy and the future of crewed and robotic spaceflight.

Duration:01:00:23

QA 69: Can We Detect Random Particles With The LHC? And More With Dr. Pamela Gay

9/21/2018
More
We recorded this episode of the QA live in front of a real audience as part of our Astronomy Cast 500 celebration. I took some rough questions and threw them at Pamela Gay, my co-host in Astronomy Cast. Will the Large Hadron Collider randomly detect particles passing through it? and more.

Duration:00:32:02

363: A Return Mission to Pluto? This Time to Stay

9/20/2018
More
New Horizons gave us the best views we could have hoped for of Pluto. But it was only a single glimpse of half the world. What's New Horizons up to next? And what plans are in the works to return to Pluto and Charon?

Duration:00:11:53

QA 68: What If It's Really a Vast Government Conspiracy? And More...

9/12/2018
More
In this week's questions show, I explain how I'd react if it turned out the government was hiding evidence of aliens. How we communicate with Mars when it goes behind the Sun, and why we should bother building space telescopes any more.

Duration:00:22:41