Episode 749

Q&A 148: How Do We Know the Age of the Universe? And More...

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June 1st, 2021

34 mins 47 secs

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In this week's episode, I talk about the various ways we measure the age of the Universe. What's next for OSIRIS-REx? And what are the next frontiers for gravitational wave astronomy?

00:00 Start
00:41 How do we calculate the age of the Universe?
04:32 Will the planets migrate again?
06:36 What's next for OSIRIX-REx?
07:47 What's next for gravitational wave astronomy?
11:27 Does the habitable zone shift as the Sun heats up?
12:59 Will future civilizations know about the Big Bang?
18:17 Could a powerful telescope look beyond the CMB?
20:27 Could a computer become a planet-sized mind?
24:08 Is the CMB shifting away from us?
25:28 Bounties to remove space junk?
30:58 Could rockets be launched from Canada?

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