Universe Today Podcast

Your Ultimate Guide to All Things Space

Episodes

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    October 4th, 2022

    In this week's questions and answers show, I explain why a crewed mission to Venus or the Moon makes sense, if there's debris in the Lagrange Points, and why the photos from DART look so familiar.

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    October 2nd, 2022

    We continue to introduce the team behind Universe Today. In this episode meet Evan Gough, who is the author of more than 1400 articles on the website. Fraser and Evan talked about the way that stories for UT are born, which traps can a writer fall into, and whether to take a university degree or not. Enjoy!

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    October 1st, 2022

    Humanity moved an asteroid on purpose for the first time in history. Juno flies past Jupiter. A possible mission to boost Hubble, and a mysterious blob is orbiting Milky Way’s supermassive black hole.

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    September 28th, 2022

    This is a bonus from my friend Paul Sutter. It is an episode from his podcast ''Ask A Spaceman'. He explains possible alternatives to Dark Matter, which is a very popular question in my Q&A episodes. Enjoy!

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    September 27th, 2022

    In this week's Questions and Answers show, I explain what would happen when an antimatter black hole collides with a regular black hole, I try to estimate when Starship is going to make an orbital launch, and wonder if there could be life around brown dwarf stars.

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    September 25th, 2022

    This week's behind the scenes interview is with Universe Today's senior editor, Nancy Atkinson. Nancy has been writing for Universe Today since the early days and has contributed thousands of articles. She's also a mentor to newer writers on the team.

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    September 23rd, 2022

    James Webb has a problem with one of its most important instruments, SLS completes a crucial test before the next launch attempt, Europe wants to rival Crew Dragon and Starliner, and a new quasar is about to be born.

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    September 22nd, 2022

    Les Johnson is the Principle Investigator with NASA's upcoming Near-Earth Asteroid Scout mission that will fly on the SLS and test solar sail navigation. But at the same time, he's a science fiction author. So, in this interview, we discussed both these sides of his life.

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    September 21st, 2022

    In this week's Questions and Answers show, I explain the difference between the observable universe and the Hubble sphere, how satellite megaconstellations will affect smartphones and other consumer devices, and what impact Jupiter's radiation might have for life on Europa.

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    September 21st, 2022

    This week I'm joined by Dr. Brian Keating, a cosmologist who studies cosmic microwave background radiation and leads the BICEP, POLARBEAR2, and Simons Array experiments. He also has a successful YouTube channel and podcast. We'll be discussing the evidence for the Big Bang and the impact of James Webb on our current understanding of the Universe.

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    September 20th, 2022

    Today I'm talking to Lee McIntyre, philosopher of science and the author of a recently released book 'How to Talk to a Science Denier'. We talked about the problems with science communication in modern society, the challenges that misinformation poses, and how we can possibly fight it.

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    September 16th, 2022

    Uh oh, NASA’s CAPSTONE mission is having problems, A New Shepard Flight fails, Betelgeuse was recently yellow, and of course, another amazing new image from Webb.

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    September 14th, 2022

    We're back from hiatus! In this week's Questions and Answers show, I talk about what will happen when the expansion of the Universe reaches the speed of light, how I feel about SLS delays, what's happening with James Webb, and more...

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    September 9th, 2022

    How iPhone 14 will connect to satellites. Why SLS didn’t launch and when it might. Growing rice in space. And a new incredible image from James Webb.

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    September 6th, 2022

    Nancy Graziano, the producer of the Weekly Space Hangout and many of the other projects we're working on. Hear how she fell into the Universe Today gravity well, and her future plans to train the next generation of science communicators.

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    September 2nd, 2022

    Artemis 1 delayed, direct image of an exoplanet from Webb, how Starlink will connect to phones, Voyager 1 is fixed, cosmology crisis continues.