Universe Today Podcast

Your Ultimate Guide to All Things Space

Space news, interviews, Q&As, and exclusive content from Universe Today.
Audio versions of Fraser Cain YouTube channel.

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    June 11th, 2024

    What is the coldest place in the known Universe? Which object that has a name is the most distant in the Solar System? What would be the best use for SpaceX Starship? How do satellites avoid collisions? Answering all these questions and more in this week's Q&A show.

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    June 10th, 2024

    Another Test of SpaceX Starship Superheavy combo, another analysis of the flight with Scott Manley and Marcus House! Super Heavy soft-landed in the ocean. Starship survived re-entry. What does it mean for SpaceX?

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    June 9th, 2024

    Starship is successful on its fourth flight, Starliner reaches the station, carrying people, Hubble is only using one gyro, and Chang’e-6 scoops samples from the Moon and heads for home.

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    June 6th, 2024

    How much water will a proper Moon base need? Where can we get it from? How can we manage and maintain the water? How will this approach work on Mars and beyond? Finding out the answers with Dr Jeffrey Lee.

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    June 4th, 2024

    How would they get a 14-meter mirror to space? Are we sure there's no life on the Moon? Can there be Lagrange points around Lagrange points? How much mass does Earth gain and lose to space? Answering all these questions and more in this week's Q&A.

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    June 3rd, 2024

    Lava tubes are one of the most interesting places on the Moon. They can be a great place for a potential lunar base, but they also can be a time capsule that can tell us about the entire history of the Moon. And there's a very interesting mission in development that could explore lava tubes. It's called Lunar Leaper.

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    May 31st, 2024

    Starship is ready for its 4th flight, Webb finds the most distant galaxy ever seen, a new way to detect Hawking Radiation, and fresh volcanoes on Venus.

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    May 28th, 2024

    Where can we observe the effects of dark matter? How did all satellites survive the recent solar storms? Why auroras can show different colours? If we found Planet X, could we even observe it? Answering all these questions and more in this week's Q&A show.

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    May 26th, 2024

    NASA selected the Agnostic Life Finder (ALF) for Phase 1 in 2024. It will be studying a possibility to search for existing and past life on Mars alongside the in situ resource utilization process. How will this device work and what potential implications could it have? Finding out with Dr Jan Spacek.

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    May 24th, 2024

    A proposal for a giant new space telescope, a Venus-sized world in a star’s habitable zone, Vera Rubin gets its camera, and the first data release from Euclid.

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    May 21st, 2024

    Getting to Enceladus is cool. However, it's not yet possible because there isn't enough budget for it. How can we make missions like that happen despite the budget limitations? Finding out the answers with Dr Manasvi Lingam.

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    May 17th, 2024

    A new answer for Mars methane, BepiColumbo is having thruster problems, three of the oldest stars in the Universe found nearby, and the best auroras in decades.

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    May 13th, 2024

    How exactly does Gaia operate? What should we expect from it in the near future? When and why will it come to an end? And what comes after Gaia? Finding out the answers with Dr Berry Holl.

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    May 10th, 2024

    SpaceX announces their new spacewalking suit, China is off to the Moon again, progress on Vera Rubin, and take a one-way trip into a black hole.

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    May 8th, 2024

    How can we improve ALMA? What are the benefits of having a single big submillimeter telescope? What could we discover if the AtLAST telescope project goes through? Figuring out the answers with Dr Claudia Chicone.

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    May 7th, 2024

    How can we let aliens know we're here? What does a lunar eclipse look like as seen from the Moon? Can we record a supernova in real time? Why aren't coronagraphs just circles? Answering all these questions and more in this week's Q&A show.