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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    October 24th, 2022

    Dark Energy will determine how the Universe will die. With the help of Pantheon+, the most detailed survey of Type 1A supernovae, astronomers can understand more details about Dark Energy and the expansion of spacetime.

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    October 23rd, 2022

    We continue to introduce the team behind Universe Today. In this episode meet Matt Williams. Fraser and Matt discussed long format writing, stories about the future of space exploration, science fiction novels Matt has written, how not to be too cynical and how to write fast and write good.

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    October 21st, 2022

    The Pillars of Creation revealed by JWST. It seems like Big Rip isn't happening after all. Black holes twisting spacetime into knots. Jets that seem to be going faster than the speed of light.

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    October 20th, 2022

    It has been exactly 100 days since we got the first images from JWST. Here's an overview of all the most important discoveries that the James Webb Space Telescope did since then.

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    October 16th, 2022

    We continue to introduce the team behind Universe Today. In this episode meet Andy Tomaswick. Fraser and Andy talked about Carl Sagan’s ‘Pale Blue Dot’, interest in Astronomy and how to deal with haters and trolls.

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    October 14th, 2022

    DART’s results are in, it hammered Dimorphos, the Moon might just be a big chunk of the Earth, Webb sees bizarre rings around a star, and SLS gets a new launch date… at night.

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    October 13th, 2022

    How understanding the Sun can change our view of all the other stars in the Universe. What will current instruments and future mission will bring. And what are the mysteries that are waiting to be solved in this field.

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    October 11th, 2022

    Are there alternatives to CMB? Will we ever build a space elevator? How can we see radiation coming from a black hole when nothing can escape it? Can you heat something with gravitational waves? Why JWST can look lame to the laymen? All this and more in this week's Q&A with Fraser Cain.

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    October 10th, 2022

    Coronographs will soon be in every major telescope. They can block the light from the star and reveal things around it, like exoplanets. There's so much amazing science behind them. Like, did you know coronographs can be adaptive? We dive into all that with Dr Lucie Leboulleux. Enjoy the interview!

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    October 7th, 2022

    Dimorphos grows a tail. More Europa pictures from Juno. The horrifying possibility of ads in night sky. Why Jupiter’s atmosphere is surprisingly hot.

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    October 6th, 2022

    In this interview, Professor Peter Vickers and I talk about the scientific method, its true nature and its place in modern society. We talk about the philosophy of science, how scientific consensus works and how it can be made better.

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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.