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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    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.

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    August 26th, 2022

    No, James Webb didn’t disprove the Big Bang. Carbon dioxide found in an exoplanet atmosphere. An amazing picture of Jupiter from Webb, pieces of other stars found in asteroid Ryugu, weak astronauts arriving on Mars, and a new way to measure distances in the Universe. All that and more in this week’s episode of Space Bites.

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    August 25th, 2022

    Here's another interview with me from another podcast. This time I'm on the Chatter podcast hosted by Lawfare. I spoke with host David Priess about the upcoming Artemis missions, the race to the Moon and other issues relating to the politics and impact of space exploration.

    Subscribe to the podcast at: https://shows.acast.com/chatter

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    August 24th, 2022

    My guest this week is Tory Bruno, the President, and CEO of United Launch Alliance. ULA has provided launch services for many NASA missions, including Juno, Curiosity, MAVEN, and the Parker Solar Probe.

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    August 19th, 2022

    Rocket Lab is launching the first-ever private mission to Venus. Europe is considering space-based solar power. A new method to detect exoplanets. More evidence about the Moon’s origins. Webb’s largest every image. All that and more in this week’s episode of Space Bites.

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    August 12th, 2022

    James Webb starts delivering actual science results, Space Launch System and Starship both go even closer to their maiden flights, remote surgery medical robot is going to the ISS, Perseverance continues to find weird stuff on Mars, and Hubble is still going strong. All this and more in this week’s episode of Space Bites.