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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    November 28th, 2022

    This time it's different. As always, it's your space questions, but not my answers. I invited my fellow space YouTubers to give their answers to help me with the Q&A. Enjoy!

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    November 25th, 2022

    Updates on Artemis I. Predicting an asteroid strike with stunning accuracy. Webb’s view of Titan. New adaptive optics for the Very Large Telescope.

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    November 23rd, 2022

    Is there a chance for life to continue after the Sun eventually explodes? Can we find evidence of potentially habitable planets near white dwarfs, remnants of dead stars? How can future telescopes help with that?

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    November 18th, 2022

    SLS finally launches to the Moon. SpaceX get another contract from NASA. James Webb gets a protection plan from micrometeoroids. China continues to trash the orbit. Secret space plane returns.

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    November 16th, 2022

    How trees can tell us a story of previous solar storms? What are the chances of having another Carrington-scale event and what would it mean? How can we understand solar storms better?

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    November 15th, 2022

    How hard is it to escape the gravity wells of massive planets for other civilizations? How hard is it to make your own telescopes? How do gas clouds become stars? Can we harvest dark energy after the Heat Death?

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    November 11th, 2022

    JWST’s MIRI is fully operational again, have astronomers found the first strange star?, the first test of an inflatable heat shield, and SLS just got hit by a Hurricane.

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    November 9th, 2022

    This in an interview with Dr Brian Keating that happened on his YouTube channel. We talk about how Universe Today runs, what do I want to achieve with it, how science journalism works in general and much more.

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    November 8th, 2022

    Can we catch the next interstellar visitor? Why do black holes' accretion disks glow? Can we make spaceships out of asteroids? How do we know that dark matter and dark energy actually exist? All that in this week's episode of Q&A with Fraser Cain. And we've started the Book Club!

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    November 4th, 2022

    Historical data about solar storms carved in trees, and it's a bit worrying. Falcon Heavy's back after 40 months of absence. There's a meteor shower and a total lunar eclipse in the coming days. And JWST gave us yet another version of Pillars of Creation.

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    November 1st, 2022

    What's the current state of James Webb? What were the main technical difficulties and what does the future look like? What comes after JWST and LUVOIR? Will it be possible to ever build a quantum telescope?

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    November 1st, 2022

    If Moon was created with a big collision, where's the crater? Can we fix the space trash problem? Is doing Astronomy just a waste of money that can be better spent elsewhere? What will come after DART? All this and more in this week's Q&A.

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    October 30th, 2022

    How do we know that certain organisms can survive for millions of years in the conditions of Mars? What do we know about them? And where should we be looking for them on Mars?

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    October 28th, 2022

    There’s a monster black hole in our backyard (astronomically speaking). Life could survive underground on Mars for hundreds of millions of years. Starlink was hacked to work as GPS. Bad news for Arecibo.

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    October 27th, 2022

    All the nice space images you see on the web are processed. It's a complex process that takes the raw data from the instruments and turns them into a picture. Judy Schmidt is one of the best in this, so I talked to her about how she does it. Enjoy!

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    October 25th, 2022

    How do you clean up astronomy images and what part does Photoshop play in it? Can you make spaceships out of ice found in space? When will SpaceX carry people to Mars? What pet will be the best companion for a long space trip? And even more questions in this week's Q&A with Fraser Cain.