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In this episode as we (attempt) to answer your burning questions, you will be able to: · Explore the mind-bending mysteries of black holes and event horizons.· Discover fascinating specializations within the fields of physics and astronomy.· Uncover the constant evolution and breakthroughs in the astronomy field.· Delve into the intriguing world of privatization of satellite launches."How do you tell the difference between something that is very, very dense but not infinite, and something that is infinite?" - Fred WatsonExploring Specializations in Physics and AstronomyWe delve into various specializations in physics and astronomy like solar physics, space physics, and astro seismology. These fields are ever-evolving, and researchers often move between specializations. The discussion underscores the diverse and dynamic nature of these sciences, emphasizing that broad-based knowledge and collaboration are indispensable for progress.The resources mentioned in this episode are:· Visit our website to listen to more episodes of Space Nuts. https://spacenuts.io· Check out our social media pages for updates and behind-the-scenes content.· Subscribe to our podcast on your preferred podcast platform to never miss an episode. · Join our mailing list to receive exclusive content and updates.· Explore our merchandise store to get your own Space Nuts shirt and show your support. · Submit your own questions for a chance to have them answered on a future episode.· Follow Professor Fred Watson on social media for more astronomy insights.· Learn more about black holes and their properties by reading scientific publications and books on the topic.· Consider studying astronomy or physics to specialize in a specific field of research. · Support organizations and initiatives that promote scientific research and education, such as the Australian Academy of Science or the International Astronomical Union.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/2631155/advertisement
This episode of Space Nuts is brought to you by Dragonball Legends. Download it on your mobile device from the Apple App Store or Google Play and help support Space Nuts.Space enthusiasts and science lovers, Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson dive into the ironic and thrilling quest to find a lost tool bag from the International Space Station, using humor and binoculars to spot its bright apparition in the night sky and uncover the mysteries of space. · Discover the fascinating world of space exploration in the latest episode of the Space Nuts podcast. · Experience the exhilaration of zero gravity as you take a virtual roller coaster ride through space. · Join the hunt for a lost tool bag from the International Space Station and learn about the challenges of retrieving lost items in space. · Dive into the mind-boggling mysteries of black holes and unravel the secrets behind the formation of planets. · We talk about SpaceX's latest rocket test and how it really was a success. · Uncover the origin of water on Earth and how it shaped the development of life on our planet. The key moments in this episode are:00:00:00 - Introduction 00:00:20 - Spinning Sagittarius A* 00:00:27 - Planets and Pebbles 00:00:34 - Lost Space Rocket and Tool Bag 00:00:45 - Audience Questions 00:15:37 - The Earth's Rotation and Black Holes 00:18:13 - Black Hole's Mass and Rotation Speed 00:22:35 - Water Formation in Planets 00:25:47 - Icy Pebble Drift Theory 00:33:32 - Possibility of a habitable moon orbiting a super Earth 00:39:08 - Energy emissions from quasars 00:41:17 - Dark matter stars 00:41:57 - Favorite space conspiracy theories 00:50:47 - How to Send Questions 00:51:09 - Support and Becoming a Patron 00:51:16 - Wrapping up the Show 00:51:53 - Conclusion and Goodbye Decipher the enigma of the lost tool bag Take part in the intriguing discussion about the lost tool bag from the International Space Station. The conversation explores the probable fate of the bag and its potential visibility from earth, sparking your curiosity. Find yourself enthralled by the veil of mystery surrounding this seemingly mundane item, as it orbits our planet. · https://www.facebook.com/spacenutspodcast · www.spacenuts.io · https://www.twitter.com/spacenutspod · https://www.linkedin.com/in/biteszHQ · https://www.youtube.com/@spacenutspodcast In this episode, you will be able to: · Discover the thrilling experience of zero gravity on a roller coaster, transporting you to the weightless realm of outer space. · Explore the fascinating tale of a lost tool bag from the International Space Station and the ingenious efforts to retrieve it, showcasing the resourcefulness of astronauts. · Unveil the mysteries behind black holes and their role in the formation of planets, shedding light on the incredible cosmic forces shaping our universe. · Dive into the captivating story of the origin of water on Earth, unraveling the secrets of our planet's life-sustaining liquid and its connection to the vastness of space. Space junk is a big problem...cost[ing] a million dollars a shot...SpaceX's technique for improving things...You build it and try it out. If it doesn't work, you think again and build it again. And when you've got a lot of money, that's what you can do. - Andrew DunkleyThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/2631155/advertisement
In the vast expanse of the universe, a mysterious cosmic symphony plays out, captivating our senses and challenging our understanding. But what if I told you that this symphony has a twist, an unexpected turn that leaves even the most seasoned astronomers in awe? Imagine, just when we thought we had it all figured out, we discovered that these enigmatic fast radio bursts are not just coming from one place, but from all corners of the cosmos. Brace yourselves, my fellow astrophysics enthusiasts, for the dispersion phenomenon in FRB radiation holds secrets that will unravel the very fabric of our understanding. And as we delve deeper into this cosmic riddle, prepare for a revelation that will leave your mind racing, wondering what lies beyond the reach of our current technology.In this episode of the Space Nuts podcast, you'll join host Andrew Dunkley and astronomer Professor Fred Watson as they dive into an intriguing topic in the field of extragalactic astronomy. They discuss the fascinating dispersion phenomenon in fast radio burst (FRB) radiation and its implications for our understanding of the universe. You'll learn about the discovery of a distant FRB, FRB 202-2610 A, which turned out to be the most distant ever detected. The researchers also observed a dispersion phenomenon in the burst, where higher frequency waves arrived slightly before lower frequency waves. This discovery sheds light on the interaction between FRB radiation and electrons in the universe, providing valuable insights into the matter distribution in the cosmos. The conversation delves into the missing matter in the universe and the potential hiding places for this elusive substance. So, if you're an astrophysics student or researcher interested in extragalactic phenomena, this episode of Space Nuts is a must-listen. Get ready to expand your knowledge and explore the mysteries of the universe with Andrew and Fred.In this episode, you will be able to: · Discover the fascinating world of distant fast radio bursts (FRBs) and unravel their mysterious origins. · Gain a deeper understanding of the dispersion phenomenon in FRB radiation, shedding light on how these signals travel through space. · Explore the mystery of missing matter in the universe and uncover the hidden secrets of our cosmic neighborhood. · Uncover the potential artifacts and errors that can occur in astronomical observations, ensuring the accuracy of your research and data. · Join the Space Nuts podcast as they delve into episode 376, where they unravel the wonders of the cosmos and share their contagious enthusiasm for astrophysics. The discovery of the dispersion phenomenon in fast radio bursts opens up a whole new world of possibilities for studying the structure of the universe. - Andrew Dunkley Understanding FRB Dispersion One crucial aspect of FRB research is comprehending the dispersion phenomenon, where high-frequency radio waves arrive slightly ahead of their lower-frequency counterparts. This compelling property, initially demonstrated by Jean-Pierre Macquart, shows that the dispersion of FRB radiation correlates with the distance covered. This novel insight not only deepens our grasp of FRBs but also elucidates the interaction between FRB radiation and electrons across the universe. The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Visit the ESO website (eso.org) and search for the article titled Astronomers Detect Most Distant Fast Radio Burst to Date to read more about the discovery. · Check out the Palomar Observatory website to learn more about the telescope and its history. · Follow Avi LERB, director of the Harvard Smithsonian Institute for Astronomy, for updates on his research and speculations about signals of artificial origin. · Keep an eye out for future studies and breakthroughs in the field of fast radio bursts to stay informed about the latest developments. · Explore the concept of the wow signal and its mysterious origins to satisfy your curiosity about unexplained astronomical phenomena. · Stay tuned to Space Nuts for more fascinating discussions and updates on the world of astronomy. · · Discover the fascinating world of distant fast radio bursts (FRBs) and unravel their mysterious origins. · Gain a deeper understanding of the dispersion phenomenon in FRB radiation, shedding light on how these signals travel through space. · Explore the mystery of missing matter in the universe and uncover the hidden secrets of our cosmic neighborhood. · Uncover the potential artifacts and errors that can occur in astronomical observations, ensuring the accuracy of your research and data. · Join the Space Nuts podcast as they delve into episode 376, where they unravel the wonders of the cosmos and share their contagious enthusiasm for astrophysics. The key moments in this episode are:00:01:28 - "Discovery of a Distant Fast Radio Burst" 00:06:54 - "The Dispersion Phenomenon of Fast Radio Bursts" 00:09:38 - "Missing Matter in the Universe" 00:10:21 - "Remembering Jean Pierre Macart" 00:18:13 - The Importance of Color in Studying Stars 00:19:22 - Possible Explanations for the Disappearing Stars 00:20:41 - The Possibility of Faulty Photographic Plates 00:24:08 - Evaluation of the Possible Explanations 00:25:15 - Artifacts and Misinterpretations in Astronomy 00:35:35 - The Challenges of Achieving Science Fiction Concepts 00:36:02 - Altitude Measurement on Other Planets 00:38:09 - Apogee and Perigee Heights 00:40:44 - X Spy Satellite Honeycomb Mirror 00:41:36 - Night Sky ComparisonsThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/2631155/advertisement
Have you ever heard these myths about space? Prepare to have your mind blown as we debunk three popular misconceptions that will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about the universe. Get ready for a mind-bending journey into the truth behind the mysteries of space on our next episode of Space Nuts podcast! In this episode, you will be able to: · Explore the fascinating world of asteroids as we delve into the latest sample analysis from asteroid Bennu, uncovering potential clues about the origins of our solar system and the building blocks of life. · Dive into the scientific study of water isotopes and uncover how analyzing their ratios can provide valuable insights into the history of our planet and its potential for supporting life. · Join us as we delve into the thrilling Ninth Planet theory, discussing the evidence and implications of the existence of a hidden world in our solar system, and how it could reshape our understanding of the cosmos. · Discover the latest advancements in lunar and Martian colonization as we explore the concept of living underground on the Moon and Mars, discussing the challenges and potential benefits of this innovative approach to space exploration and habitation. We're living in an era of the golden age of asteroid studies. We may well learn how we got here because of them. - Andrew Dunkley The analysis of asteroid Bennu samples has been a key highlight in recent space science developments. Extracted by the Osiris Rex spacecraft, the samples show traces of carbon-containing compounds and water-bearing clays. The discovery of these elements, particularly in a carbonaceous asteroid like Bennu, is intriguing and could potentially offer vital insights into the origins of life. The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Visit NASA's website to learn more about the ongoing analysis of the Bennu sample. · Explore the Johnson Space Flight Center's website for updates on the testing of the sample. · Check out Osiris Rex's mission page to discover more about the spacecraft's journey and future missions. · Stay updated on the latest asteroid missions, including the Apophis mission, by following NASA's news releases. · Learn more about the Ryugu mission and compare the results with the Bennu sample by visiting the Japanese Space Agency's website. · Find out more about the Psyche mission and its orbital scan of a metallic asteroid by visiting NASA's mission page. · Keep an eye out for future discoveries and advancements in asteroid studies to gain a better understanding of our solar system's history and potential impact on life on Earth. · Explore the possibilities of finding answers to the origin of life and other intriguing aspects of asteroids by staying informed about ongoing research and analysis. · Support continued exploration and study of asteroids by following and engaging with organizations and scientists involved in these missions. · Consider the potential implications and importance of understanding asteroids in the context of space exploration and our place in the universe.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/2631155/advertisement
Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of the groundbreaking Euclid telescope mission? Are you looking for a solution that will allow you to explore the fascinating world of space exploration and astronomy? Look no further! In this article, I will be revealing the key insights and information about the Euclid telescope mission, providing you with the knowledge and perspective you need to unravel the mysteries of the universe. Embark on this cosmic journey with me and discover the secrets that the Euclid telescope holds, unlocking a whole new level of understanding and appreciation for the vast expanse of space. In this episode, you will be able to: · Discover the fascinating setbacks and challenges faced by the Euclid telescope mission and how they were resolved through innovative software solutions. · Gain a deeper understanding of the upcoming Psyche mission by NASA and its significance in unraveling the mysteries of planetary formation. · Explore the intriguing world of dark photons and muons, and how they shape the fate of time and space in the universe. · Dive into the captivating story of Fred's trip to the UK and the Channel Islands, unraveling the hidden gems and experiences that await. · understand how a fine guidance sensor affected the Euclid telescope mission and the innovative software patch that resolved the issue, shedding light on the complexities of space exploration. Euclid is a telescope on a mission to map the sky, and even a small hiccup won't stop us from exploring the vast unknown. - Andrew Dunkley Innovative Software Patch for Euclid Telescope The solution to the Euclid telescope's problems came through a valuable tool - an innovative software patch. This fix, reminiscent of updates on everyday devices such as smartphones, was used to rectify the issues and get the mission back on track. This showcases the intersection between modern technology and space exploration, enabling continued research and breakthroughs amid potential roadblocks. The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Visit the website to learn more about the Psyche mission and stay updated on its launch. · Check out the Euclid telescope's website for updates on the FGS issue and the software patch. · Explore the Bo's segment on maximum entropy to gain a deeper understanding of the concept. · Listen to John's discussion on the early universe for fascinating insights into its origins. · Discover Al's insights on dark energy and its role in shaping the universe. · Stay tuned for future episodes of Space Nuts for more exciting space news and discussions.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/2631155/advertisement
Hold on tight and prepare for an astronomical surprise that will leave you breathless. Brace yourself for a mind-bending twist in the world of gravitational wave detection and cosmic events. Get ready to witness a discovery so profound, it will shatter our understanding of the universe. But here's the catch: what if this groundbreaking revelation is not what we expect? Stay tuned to find out, as we embark on a cosmic journey that will challenge everything we thought we knew. In this episode, you will be able to: · Explore the groundbreaking advancements in gravitational wave detection and uncover the secrets of cosmic events. · Discover how a galaxy with a strong magnetic field can provide clues to the formation of stars and deepen our understanding of magnetic fields. · Uncover the mysterious Tharsis volcanic region on Mars and its potential role in the formation of water, shedding light on the geological factors that shaped the planet. · Understand the importance of polarization in astronomy and how it can be used as a powerful tool in observations, revealing hidden details about celestial objects. · Dive into the controversial realm of dark matter and modified Newtonian gravity, and explore alternative theories that challenge our current understanding of the universe. Imagine a future where we can detect a million neutron star mergers and hundreds of thousands of black hole collisions every year. The possibilities are mind-boggling. - Andrew Dunkley Tharsis Volcanic Region Connection Investigating the potential correlation between Martian volcanic activity and the Hellas impact could shed light on Mars's geological history and water formation. The link, though hypothetical, could provide astronomers valuable data on the effects of such impacts on seismic activities and the potential subsequent development of life-supporting conditions. This exploration further underscores the need for advanced research, expert consultations, and comprehensive scrutiny of existing theories to answer intricate questions about our universe. The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Check out the new gravitational wave detector, Cosmic Explorer, being developed by MIT. Learn more about its improved sensitivity and potential for detecting a million neutron star mergers and hundreds of thousands of black hole collisions. · Stay updated on the progress of the Cosmic Explorer project as they work towards building a 40-kilometer long laser interferometer for detecting gravitational waves. · Explore the possibilities of Lisa, the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, a project by the European Space Agency that aims to place mirrors over 100 km apart in space to detect gravitational waves with even greater precision. · Consider the impact of gravitational wave astronomy, which offers a new window into the universe and has the potential to revolutionize our understanding of space and time. · Keep an eye out for future announcements regarding the location of the Cosmic Explorer detector and the funding and development of Lisa. · Stay informed about the latest advancements in gravitational wave research and the exciting discoveries that lie ahead. · Engage with the Space Nuts podcast to join the conversation and ask questions about gravitational waves and other space-related topics. · Subscribe to the Space Nuts podcast to receive regular updates and never miss an episode.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/2631155/advertisement
This edition of Space Nuts is brought to you by Incogni....the new name in online data protection. Get 60% off your subscription by visiting www.incogni.com/spacenuts ...Do you want to stay up to date with the latest discoveries in our solar system, particularly when it comes to potential new planets? Are you eager to uncover the mysteries hidden in the depths of the Kuiper Belt? If so, we have the solution you've been searching for. In this episode, Fred and I will be revealing the key findings and ongoing search efforts for an elusive celestial body, which could potentially be a new planet in the Kuiper Belt. By diving into this topic, you will gain a profound understanding of the quest to unravel the secrets of our cosmic neighbourhood and get closer to unveiling the existence of an undiscovered planetary world. In this episode, you will be able to: · Venture into an exciting chapter of space exploration identifying the potential new planet in the Kuiper Belt. · Peek at the nearest supernova through the advanced and prestigious James Webb Space Telescope. · Embark on the intriguing search mission for Planet Nine, interpreting its cosmic significance. If you're living in rubbish, you don't get the guernsey. - Andrew Dunkley Exploration of potential new planet: Amidst the vast expanse of the Kuiper Belt, researchers have detected signals suggesting a new planetary object. This fascinating discovery stems from patterns found in the orbits of hitherto-known objects within the belt. If confirmed, this celestial body could either be classified as a dwarf planet like Pluto, or a full-fledged planet, provided it has cleared the debris in its orbit, shifting our perception of the solar system. The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Visit the website of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) to learn more about their research on dwarf planets and the Kuiper Belt. · Check out the Astronomical Journal, one of the world's leading journals on astronomy, to read the study on the objects in the Kuiper Belt and their orbits. · Explore the Kuiper Belt and learn about the various objects within it, including dwarf planets, asteroids, and more. · Stay informed about the latest discoveries in astronomy by following news sources and publications that report on space exploration and research. · Keep an eye out for updates on the potential ninth planet and its discovery, as scientists continue to study the Kuiper Belt and search for its gravitational influence. · Consider becoming an amateur astronomer and join a community of stargazers who observe celestial objects like Jupiter and Saturn, potentially contributing to scientific discoveries. · Learn more about the James Webb Space Telescope and its capabilities in observing distant objects, including supernovae, by visiting its official website. · Stay updated on the latest news and findings from the James Webb Space Telescope, as it continues to provide new insights into the universe. · Explore the Large Magellanic Cloud and The key moments in this episode are:00:00:00 - Introduction, 00:02:32 - Discovery of a Potential New Planet in the Kuiper Belt, 00:09:40 - The Definition of a Planet, 00:10:57 - Possibility of a New Planet Replacing Planet Nine, 00:11:23 - Size and Orbit of the Potential New Planet, 00:16:11 - "Supernova 1987 A Discovery", 00:20:46 - "Structure of Supernova Remnants", 00:23:19 - "Light Echoes and Supernova Explorations", 00:26:07 - "Amateur Observations of Supernova Remnants", 00:27:15 - "Neutron Star and Future Observations", 00:32:18 - "Space, Time, and the Hubble Flow", 00:34:24 - "Frozen Universe", 00:35:30 - "Listener Appreciation", 00:36:01 - "Listener Bets", 00:38:50 - "Understanding Light from the Early Universe", Exploration of potential new planet: Amidst the vast expanse of the Kuiper Belt, researchers have detected signals suggesting a new planetary object. This fascinating discovery stems from patterns found in the orbits of hitherto-known objects within the belt. If confirmed, this celestial body could either be classified as a dwarf planet like Pluto, or a full-fledged planet, provided it has cleared the debris in its orbit, shifting our perception of the solar system. Nearest supernova insights: The recent observation of the closest supernova in modern history by the James Webb Space Telescope provides profound insights into these stellar explosions' nature. Investigating the remnants of these violent outbursts helps us better understand the universe's history and structure. Analysing high-resolution imaging from telescopes like the Webb offers unique opportunities to examine the remnants and aftereffects of these cosmic explosions in unprecedented detail. Hunt for Planet Nine: The enigmatic Planet Nine continues to elude astronomers. Currently, the search is centered around Extreme Trans-Neptunian Objects (ETNOs), deeply entrenched far beyond the sun's reach. The discovery of a new planet in the Kuiper Belt may modify our understanding of what constitutes Planet Nine and could stir up further interest in this intriguing celestial detective story. · www.spacenuts.io · https://www.twitter.com/spacenutspod · https://www.linkedin.com/in/biteszhq · https://www.youtube.com/@spacenutspodcast · https://www.facebook.com/spacenutspodcastThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/2631155/advertisement
Step into the enigmatic world of dark energy, black holes, and dark matter, where the universe's secrets lay hidden. Unraveling the mysteries, we stumbled upon a captivating theory: could black holes be the elusive source of dark energy? It was a revelation that sent our imaginations soaring, envisioning a cosmic web expanding at an accelerated pace. But as we dug deeper, the puzzle only grew more intricate, leaving us wondering: what lies within the spaces between these celestial threads? Brace yourself for an awe-inspiring journey, as we delve into the unknown and embrace the boundless fascination of our ever-evolving universe. In this episode, you will be able to: · Explore the puzzling sphere of dark energy, black holes, and dark matter, pushing the boundaries of your learning about space exploration. · Acknowledge the pervasive influence of gravity, developing a nuanced appreciation of its distant gravitational pull. · Ascertain the journey of elements within our solar system, refining your knowledge about the cosmic processes that shape them. · Discover the essence of the Boates Void and corresponding cosmic voids, expanding your perception of these endless expanses abundant in space. · Identify propitious places for potential human colonization, prompting a contemplation Gravity, something that we sort of understand in pockets. - Andrew Dunkley Trace the origin of elements. Questions about where the elements of our solar system originated from are addressed, revealing to us how these elements have undergone cycles of creation and destruction in various astronomical processes. Tracing the origins of these elements not only paints a vibrant picture of our cosmic history, but also imparts a deeper understanding of the unique chemical makeup of our solar system and the universe beyond. The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Visit our website to access the gravity map from the GOCE mission and explore the variations in gravity across the globe. · Check out the NASA Grace mission website for more information and animations on gravitational anomalies and how they relate to climate and Earth's internal structure. · Learn about the recent experiment where scientists were able to stop a photon and explore the possibilities of light standing still. · Stay updated on the latest research and discoveries about black holes and their connection to the expansion of the universe. · If you're interested in the concept of dark energy and its potential sources, keep an eye out for more information on the role of black holes and their contribution to the phenomenon. · Dive into the fascinating topic of the cosmic web and its filaments by exploring research and theories on the expansion of space between galaxies and how it relates to the overall structure of the universe. · Subscribe to our channel or podcast to stay up to date on the latest episodes and discussions about space and astronomy. · Join our online community to connect with fellow space enthusiasts, ask questions, and engage in discussions about the mysteries of the universe. · Follow us on social media for daily updates, stunning visuals, and interesting articles about space exploration, astronomyThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/2631155/advertisement
This episode of Space Nuts is brought to you by Incogni...the new data protection service. And you can get a whopping 60% off their incredibly low subscription rates just by being a Space Nuts listener. Details and availability at www.icogni.com/spacenutsDoes the idea of unraveling the enigmatic origins of solar winds sound familiar? Have you been told to study textbooks or watch documentaries in hopes of understanding, only to be left feeling frustrated and confused? If so, you're not alone. The pain of seeking knowledge, but finding it elusive, can be disheartening. But fear not, because in this podcast episode, we have uncovered groundbreaking discoveries made by the Solar Orbiter, shedding light on the clandestine origins of solar winds. Prepare to finally quench your thirst for understanding and leave the frustration behind. In this episode, you will be able to: · Disentangle the mysteries surrounding the origins of solar winds, thanks to insightful revelations made by the Solar Orbiter. · Extract the coded data from Neptune's dark spot, assessed through state-of-the-art ground-based telescopes. · Draw distinctions between the captivating spots on Uranus and Neptune, revealing their probable causes and importance. · Unearth the cryptic behavior and structure of gas giants and the nature of tempestuous storms weaving within their atmospheres. · Paint a description of the intricate density of nebulae, gauging the feasibility of This is the only opportunity we've got, is to learn what our star is doing, because the other ones are all too far away to study at this level. - Andrew Dunkley Uncovering the origins of solar winds Recent discoveries by the NASA and ESA collaboration, the Solar Orbiter, may offer fresh insights to unravel the enigmatic origins of solar winds. Observations of tiny jets of material spurting from the Sun's surface hint at the potential driving forces behind these solar winds. Harnessing maximum knowledge on this subject is crucial as this phenomena significantly impacts our planet's outer atmospheric conditions. The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Visit bitesz.com for more information on the NASA collaboration and the solar orbiter. · Check out the article on bitesz.com for a detailed explanation of the observations made by the Solar Orbiter. · Learn more about the Great Red Spot on Jupiter and its significance by visiting bitesz.com. · Explore the work of Trevor Barry, an Australian observer of spots on Saturn, and his collaboration with NASA on the Cassini spacecraft mission on bitesz.com. · Discover the latest observations of spots on Neptune made by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope on Ceraparinal in northern Chile by visiting bitesz.com. · Find out more about the Muse instrument used to study Neptune's spots and its capabilities on bitesz.com. · Experience the stunning imagery and insights provided by the Hubble Space Telescope by visiting the official NASA website. · Stay updated on the latest discoveries and research in the field of astronomy by subscribing to the Space Nuts podcast. · Support the work of the European Southern Observatory and their groundbreaking research by donating to their organization. · Join the Space Nuts community and engage in discussions about space and astronomy on their official social media channels.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/2631155/advertisement
Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of lunar geology and recent ground-penetrating radar discoveries on the Moon, uncovering layers of lava flows and potential insights into the Moon's volcanic history. But just as we start to unravel the mysteries, a shocking discovery on Mars threatens our very existence... What will happen next? Tune in to find out! In this episode, you will be able to: · Delve into the revelations made by ground-penetrating radar on the Moon, leading to new scientific breakthroughs. · Trek through the unchartered journey of the Chang'e 4 mission and its instrumental ground-penetrating radar. · Explore the eclipsed story of the Moon's volcanic activity and its consequences on lunar geology. · Venture into the heart of lunar mysteries where a potential core may exist. · Decode the impacts and threats cast by solar flares and solar storms on Earth's technological infrastructure. Version3: And joining us to talk about all of that is Professor Fred Watson, astronomer at large. Hello, Fred. - Andrew Dunkley In this episode, we explore the recent groundbreaking lunar discoveries made possible due to advances in ground-penetrating radar. Aided by China's Chang'e 4 mission, this tool has allowed scientists to delve deeper into the Moon's crust, providing valuable insights into its geological history and composition. These discoveries have shed light on the moon's history of volcanic activity, and help illustrate its early history. The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Visit the bitesz.com website to read up on the Chang'e-4 mission and its ground penetrating radar discoveries on the Moon. · Check out the University of Aberdeen's website for more information on their involvement in the lunar geology research. · Follow NASA's updates on the Perseverance rover's findings and observations on Mars. · Explore the NASA website to learn more about the Mastcam and its capabilities in capturing stunning images of Mars. · Stay informed about space exploration news and discoveries by subscribing to the Space Nuts podcast. · Join the conversation and ask your own questions to be featured on an upcoming episode of Space Nuts. · Support the Space Nuts podcast by becoming a patron and gain access to exclusive content and perks. · Keep an eye out for future updates on the Chang'e-4 mission and the Perseverance rover's discoveries as they continue to explore the Moon and Mars.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/2631155/advertisement
This episode of Space Nuts in brought to you by NordVPN...the best in online security. Visit www.nordvpn.com/spacenuts to get the deal Andrew talks about and help support the show.In the vast expanse of space, where triumph and discovery often reign, there are moments that grip our hearts with unexpected sorrow. Picture this: a Russian probe, destined for greatness, hurtling towards the moon's surface with anticipation and hope. But then, an unthinkable twist of fate sends it spiraling into an uncontrollable crash. The shockwaves of this failed mission reverberate through the cosmos, leaving us with unanswered questions and a deep longing to uncover the true cause. Join us as we delve into the tragic tale of the Russian probe Lunar 25, where every twist and turn leaves us yearning for closure. In this episode, you will be able to: · Uncover the facts behind the unsuccessful Russian Lunar 25 mission and delve into what went wrong. · Explore the bewildering world of dark energy and the revolutionary new ways it can be measured. · Contemplate potential end-of-the-world scenarios, evaluating their likelihood and impact. · Appreciate the crucial role of international partnerships in the face of space discovery and exploration. · Get an insider's look at future lunar and Mars missions, exploring the plans scientists, engineers, and astronauts are making today. List 2: We all do it. It's not a bad plan, actually. We'll watch with interest. - Andrew Dunkley Exploring End-of-the-World Scenarios In this episode, we will explore the different scenarios that could potentially result in the end-of-the-world scenario. From the rise of artificial intelligence to cosmic events, we touch on possibilities that, while unlikely, provide thought-provoking perspectives about our place in the universe. As we examine these scenarios, we aim to illuminate the fragile nature of existence and the awe-inspiring forces that surround us. The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Check out the Roscosmos website for more information on their lunar missions and future plans. · Learn more about the Lunar 24 mission, the last successful mission in the series, and its achievements. · Stay updated on the latest developments in space exploration by following Jonathan McDowell and his insights on all things space. · Discover the Chandrayaan-3 mission and its goals, including the planned rover exploration of the lunar south pole region. · Explore the concept of using helium-3 as a potential clean nuclear fuel for future energy needs. · Gain a deeper understanding of dark energy and its significance in the universe by reading up on current research and theories. · Keep an eye out for upcoming research papers and studies that delve into measuring dark energy, including the possible use of Andromeda as a tool for measurement. · Stay informed about the latest discoveries and advancements in the field of astronomy and space science by regularly tuning in to Space Nuts and similar podcasts or shows. · Engage with the space science community by joining online forums, attending conferences, or following social media and joining the Space Nuts Podcast group. · New! Follow Space Nuts on Tumblr for all the latest space and astronomy news. https://www.tumblr.com/blog/spacenutspodThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/2631155/advertisement
If you're feeling frustrated and discouraged by the lack of progress in understanding the impact of asteroids on Earth, despite your avid interest in astronomy and space exploration, then you are not alone! You may have been tirelessly scouring through scientific articles and documentaries, hoping to gain a deeper comprehension of the subject, only to be left with more questions than answers. Instead of the expected result of an enhanced understanding, you may find yourself overwhelmed by complex theories and conflicting interpretations, leaving you feeling lost and perplexed. In this episode, you will be able to: · Uncover the terrestrial tales told by asteroid impact craters, offering a glimpse into Earth's eventful past. · Unravel the evidence indicative of water on Martian landscape, kindling excitement for the existence of extra-terrestrial life. 'Something that's only 15, 20, maybe 30 km across can so disturb the atmosphere that you lose half the living organisms on the planet... Mind-boggling stuff.' - Andrew Dunkley To delve into asteroid impact craters and their implications, we investigate the potential discovery of the largest impact crater. Located in Deniliquin region, New South Wales, Australia, its suspected existence highlights the phenomenal energy released during an asteroid impact. Profound understanding of these craters can provide insights into Earth's geological history and our planet's interaction with space bodies, enlightening us about potential threats and helping devise protective measures. The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Check out the article titled 'New Evidence Suggests the World's Largest Known Asteroid Impact Structure is Buried Deep in Southeast Australia' on The Conversation website for more information on the Deniliquin Impact Crater. · Visit the Australian Geographic website to read their article on the Deniliquin Impact Crater and learn more about this potential discovery. · Explore the Curiosity Rover's findings in Gale Crater on Mars, including the discovery of mud cracks and evidence of wet and dry cycles. · Stay updated on the latest news and discoveries from NASA's Mars missions, including the Perseverance Rover's exploration of the Jezero Crater. · Learn more about impact craters and their significance in understanding Earth's history and the formation of celestial bodies. · Consider supporting scientific research and exploration by donating to organizations like NASA or educational institutions involved in space studies. · Stay curious and engaged with the wonders of our universe by continuing to listen to Space Nuts for more fascinating discussions on space and astronomy.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/2631155/advertisement
This episode of Space Nuts is brought to you with the support of NordVPN. To find out more about the special deals Andrew talks about, please visit www.nordvpn.com/spacenuts to help support the show and do yourself a favour. Win/win.Does this sound familiar? You've spent countless nights gazing up at the stars, filled with wonder and curiosity about the mysteries of the universe. But despite all the time and effort you've put into researching, you still feel like you're missing something. You've been told to simply read books and watch documentaries, hoping to gain a deeper understanding, but it's left you feeling unsatisfied and longing for more. The pain of not getting the answers you seek is like a void in your knowledge, begging to be filled. In this episode, you will be able to: · Dive deep into the intriguing world of space science and astronomy, while unraveling the mysteries of the universe. · Absorb knowledge about the spectacular phenomena of supernovae and their implications on the cosmos. · Bask in the magnificent effects of black holes on celestial bodies. · Join in the exhilarating race of Mars exploration and the search for the elusive evidence of past life. · Venture into the enigmatic realm of dark matter and dark energy. · Embark on a journey through the groundbreaking research that's shaping the future of astrophysics. Supernovae are not things to be messed with, because they are so energetic, so much happening, and the radiation that they emit across the electromagnetic spectrum and in the particle domain as well, is pretty overwhelming. - Andrew Dunkley Dive into space science In this episode, we deep-dive into the vast universe of space science, tackling several intriguing questions from our listeners. Within these conversations, we shed light on phenomena such as supernovae and the potential effects they might have if they occur close to Earth. By exploring these celestial occurrences, we aim to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the mystifying universe we belong to.#space #astronomy #science #news #podcast #spacenuts
Do you want to uncover the secrets of ancient metalworking techniques and unravel the mysteries of ancient trade routes? Are you eager to gain a deeper understanding of our ancestors' ability to create remarkable artifacts? In this fascinating exploration, I will reveal the solution to achieving increased knowledge of ancient metalworking techniques and uncovering the intricate web of trade routes that spanned the ancient world. Get ready to unlock the secrets of the past and embark on a journey that will expand your understanding of human ingenuity and connectivity. In this episode, you will be able to: · Delve into how ancient societies utilized meteoritic iron in fashioning arrowheads. · Explore the fascinating findings unveiled by NASA's InSight mission to Mars. · Get a grip on the fast rotation of Mars and its complicated internal dynamics. · Discern the role meteoritic iron held in the evolution of ancient cultures. · Learn about complex topics in astronomy such as tired light and black holes, clarified for easy understanding. The discovery of this ancient arrowhead made from meteoritic iron reminds us of the ingenuity and resourcefulness of our ancestors, and the mysteries that still await us in the depths of history. - Andrew Dunkley The episode also discusses NASA's InSight mission to Mars, which utilized a seismometer and a special tool, RISE, to study the planet's interior structure. These tools detected Mars quakes and measured the planet's rotation, adding to our understanding of Mars' internal mechanics. It depicts Mars' unique features such as the acceleration of its rotation and the potential non-spherical core, which prompts further investigation and discovery. The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Visit the bitesz.com website to read the full article about the Bronze Age arrowhead made of meteoritic iron. · Explore the Insight mission's findings and discoveries about the rotation of Mars on the NASA website. · Check out the NASA InSight Twitter account for updates and images from the mission. · Learn more about the Twunberg iron meteorite and its composition by conducting a search online. · Stay informed about the latest space news and discoveries by subscribing to the Space Nuts podcast on your favorite podcast platform. · Support the Space Nuts podcast by leaving a positive review and rating on Apple Podcasts or other podcast platforms. · Join the Space Nuts community by following the Space Nuts Facebook page and engaging in discussions with fellow space enthusiasts. · Consider making a donation to NASA or other space organizations to support future missions and research. · Share the Space Nuts podcast with friends and family who have an interest in astronomy and space science.
Delving into the cosmic vastness, this episode brings to light the intriguing world of space exploration, primarily focusing on the enduring Voyager Two mission. Remaining operational for a staggering 46 years, the spacecraft epitomizes the human spirit's relentless pursuit of knowledge, defying its initial design to function merely for twelve years. A central theme is how these seemingly remote explorations have profound implications for planetary safety, exemplified by efforts to detect potential near-earth objects and asteroids. Discover the incredible world of space exploration with the awe-inspiring Voyager Two mission. Brace yourself for an unexpected twist that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Witness the heart-stopping moment when a minor error causes the spacecraft's antenna to shift away from Earth, setting off a chain of events with far-reaching consequences. Prepare to be captivated as you wait with baited breath for the spacecraft to reset its parameters, leaving you wondering...what happens next? In this episode, you will be able to: · Dive into the captivating world of space exploration, focusing on the wonders of the Voyager Two mission. · Unearth the mysteries of the cosmos through the lens of the Euclid telescope. · Discover the cutting-edge technology redefining our ability to detect and monitor asteroids. · Investigate the intriguing connections between the age of the universe, satellites, and subsurface oceans on moons. · Grapple with the perplexing implications of the Uncertainty Principle in the realm of physics.'What a triumph for the mission planners and engineers who built Voyager Two! It's been communicating with us for 46 years, and we think we've got at least another decade of communications with it. - Andrew DunkleyThe resources mentioned in this episode are: · Check out the latest news on Voyager Two's snafu and potential rescue efforts. · Learn more about the Tidbinbilla Deep Space Network in Canberra and its role in communicating with Voyager Two. · Stay updated on the progress of Voyager Two's antenna realignment in October. · Explore the Euclid telescope and its mission to study dark matter and dark energy. · Discover the stunning images captured by Euclid and get a glimpse of the universe in visible light. · Keep an eye out for future updates on Euclid's discoveries and findings. · Learn about the algorithm being tested to detect potentially hazardous asteroids and near Earth objects. · Stay informed about the upcoming commissioning of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory and its potential for discovering transient phenomena, including asteroids. · Follow the progress of the algorithm's testing and its effectiveness in identifying asteroids. · Watch the video tutorial on how to use the algorithm and contribute to the search for potentially hazardous asteroids. · The key moments in this episode are:00:00:00 - Introduction, 00:03:00 - Voyager Two Mishap, 00:07:06 - Remarkable Voyager Two, 00:10:02 - Conclusion and Future Communications, 00:11:17 - Closing Remarks, 00:15:37 - Introduction, 00:16:23 - Testing an Algorithm, 00:18:27 - Transient Phenomena, 00:20:00 - Potentially Hazardous Asteroids, 00:22:11 - The Ruben Telescope, 00:32:23 - How Satellites Move and Cover Distance, 00:35:06 - The Age of the Universe, 00:38:27 - Saltwater Oceans on Enceladus and Europa, 00:39:01 - Origins of Salt in Oceans, 00:49:21 - The Uncertainty Principle, 00:49:35 - Curveballs and Questions, 00:49:48 - Keep the Questions Coming, 00:50:09 - Increased Website Traffic, 00:50:37 - Farewell and Thanks,
Picture this: a meteorite found in the vast Sahara Desert, not just any ordinary space rock, but one with a composition eerily similar to our own planet. The plot thickens as scientists debate its origins, some proposing volcanic eruptions, while others suggest cataclysmic asteroid impacts. But here's the twist: this meteorite may have been flung from Earth itself, soaring through the cosmos for thousands of years before making its triumphant return. The question remains: how did a piece of Earth escape our gravitational pull and embark on an interstellar journey? In this episode, you will be able to: · Disclose the captivating find of a meteorite in the Sahara Desert, believed to originate from Earth itself. · Delve into the enigmatic world of dark matter stars, considering their profound implications in our grasp of dark matter. · Scrutinize the fascinating interaction between elusive dark matter and the common matter of our everyday life. · Ponder on the profound concepts of time, consciousness, and speculation of the afterlife. · Ascertain the influence of powerful bombs on altering the deadly path of asteroids in the galaxy. The universe is full of mysteries waiting to be discovered, and the James Webb Space Telescope is helping us unveil them. - Andrew Dunkley The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Visit the Space Nuts website to read more about the meteorite discovery in the Sahara Desert. · Check out the Space Nuts website for updates and further analysis on the potential existence of dark matter stars. · Follow the Space Nuts social media channels (Facebook, YouTube, and Rumble) to join the live studio audience and interact with the hosts and other listeners. · Explore the James Webb Space Telescope's official website for more information on its latest discoveries and missions. · Visit the Space Nuts website for additional episodes and content related to astronomy and space exploration. · Subscribe to the Space Nuts podcast on your preferred podcast platform to never miss an episode. · Support the Space Nuts podcast by leaving a positive review and rating on your chosen podcast platform. · Stay updated on the latest space news and discoveries by subscribing to the Space Nuts newsletter on their website. · Consider making a donation to support the ongoing production and research efforts of the Space Nuts podcast. · Share the Space Nuts podcast with your friends and family who are interested in astronomy and space science.
Unearthing rivers on Mars and Titan has ignited a fire within me, a flame fueled by the tantalizing possibility of life in the most unlikely of places. The shocking discovery of these rivers, once teeming with potential, has shattered our perception of barren landscapes and opened a door to the infinite possibilities of our vast universe. Join me on this extraordinary journey as we delve deeper into the secrets these rivers hold, and uncover the unexpected twist that may forever change our understanding of life beyond Earth. In this episode, you will be able to: · Discover the intriguing mysteries of Martian and Titan's river systems and their potential to host life. · Uncover the enduring nature and evolutionary potential of Mars' ancient rivers. · Delve into detailed comparisons of riveting river systems between Mars and Titan. · Gain valuable insights into cutting-edge computer modelling techniques applied in planetary studies. · Become privy to groundbreaking insights on the age of the Universe and Dr. Gupta's revolutionary model. List 2: · Explore the captivating facets of river systems on foreign worlds such as Mars and Titan and their wondrous possibility of harboring life. · Dive into the secrets of the longevity and evolutionary scope of Martian fluvial dynamics. · Understand how Mars and Titan's river systems mimic but also diverge from each other in fascinating ways. · Embrace the future of planetary studies with innovative computer modelling techniques. · Absorb new, stimulating perspectives on the age-old question of our Universe's age and Dr. Gupta's provocative hypothesis. List 3: · Unravel the enticing enigma of rivers on Mars and Titan, and the exciting prospect of them fostering life. · Investigate the tale of endurance and evolution woven by the rivers that once cut through the Martian landscape. · Grasp the similarities and contrasts of Mars and Titan's riverine terrains. · Upgrade your knowledge of space exploration with the power of advanced computer models. · Embrace the awe-inspiring theories on the Universe's age and be among the first to comprehend Dr. Gupta's enlightening proposal. The key moments in this episode are:00:00:00 - Introduction, 00:02:27 - Rivers on Mars and the Potential for Life, 00:06:12 - River Deltas and the Perseverance Rover, 00:08:16 - Rivers on Titan and Sediment Flow, 00:11:57 - Possibility of Life in Extreme Environments, 00:17:22 - "The Tension between Galaxies and the Age of the Universe", 00:18:58 - "A New Model for the Age of the Universe", 00:22:24 - "The Tired Light Theory and Expanding Universe", 00:26:59 - "Challenging the Current Cosmological Model", 00:35:48 - "The Galactic Archaeology and Two Disks of Our Galaxy", 00:38:09 - "Tilt of Our Solar System", 00:39:14 - "Tilt of Other Solar Systems", 00:41:32 - "Fred Watson's Musical Inspirations", 00:45:30 - "Safety of Using Black Holes in Gravity Assist", "The potential for life beyond Earth is immense, as evidenced by the existence of rivers on Mars and Titan. It's a reminder of how vast and varied our universe truly is." - Andrew Dunkley#astronomy #space #science #news #podcast #spacenuts
Discover the unexpected twist that ignited our curiosity, the twist that pushed the boundaries of our understanding of the cosmos. Rusty from Donnybrook and Russ from Stylebridge brought forth questions that transformed our podcast into an intergalactic journey, delving into the mysteries of the Milky Way's metallicity profile and the mind-bending concept of our universe residing within a black hole. As we explored these audacious ideas, we found ourselves diving deeper into the enigma of space, forging a bond with our listeners who share our passion for astrobiology. But little did we know, these questions were just the beginning - a beginning that would unravel even more captivating mysteries. Stay tuned to uncover the next twist in this cosmic tale. In this episode, you will be able to: · Get the lowdown on how Metallicity is intertwined with the presence of complex life across our galaxy. · Journey through the awe-inspiring, enigmatic universe of black holes, detailing their size and properties. · Walk through the cosmic annals as you perceive past events due to the speed of light. · Examine the Big Bang, divulging the key contribution of population three stars during this pivotal cosmic event. · Get to grips with the perplexing concepts of Redshift, time dilation, and the paths of space objects. Time Travel in Astronomy: How the Universe Reveals Its Past I think he's actually right...I think he's on the right track, because whilst the formal definition of a black hole...is a point in space with infinite density...that suggests that if its density is infinite, that its dimensions are zero...But I'm thinking that physicists know that 'physics'...never works that way. You can't have something with no volume and no dimensions and yet still exert a gravitational force The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Check out the integrated metallicity profile of the Milky Way published in Nature Astronomy. · Learn more about the metallicity of stars and its importance in the search for life on other planets. · Explore the concept of living inside a giant black hole and the theories surrounding it. · Find out if the entire universe could be a quantum object and what that means for our understanding of reality. · Discover the different sizes of black holes, including supermassive and intermediate black holes. · Learn about the formal definition of a black hole and its dimensions. · Watch the video on YouTube for a visual explanation of black holes. · Consider the implications of black holes on our understanding of physics and the laws of the universe. · Dive deeper into the topic of black holes by reading scientific articles and books on the subject. · Stay tuned for future episodes of the show for more fascinating discussions and questions. The Size of Black Holes Alright, time for a real brain-boggler: Do black holes have a size? Now, this might sound like a straightforward question, but in reality, it's anything but. The nature and properties of black holes are one of the greatest mysteries of our universe. In technical terms, black holes are described as a "singularity," which implies zero dimensions. But could there be more to it than that? Black holes became an engaging topic when Andrew and Fred touched upon how their "size" led to several theories and ideas. Both agreed that the definition and understanding of black holes are fluid, leaving a lot of room for scientific debate. Fred even hinted at the possibility of revisiting the no hair theorem, which describes the limited number of detectable attributes of a black hole. So, despite the name, black holes are anything but an empty subject! Apogee and Earth's Climate Now, let's talk about something a touch closer to home - the Earth's climate. You might have heard the term "apeelian," which refers to when our blue planet is furthest from the Sun. It's a regular, annual occurrence, but does it have a significant effect on our climate? From a layman's perspective, it might seem like it should. But hold onto your hats - the reality is quite different! In engaging conversation with Andrew, Fred clarified a common misconception about the apogee and its impact on our climate. As it turns out, the difference in distance doesn't have much effect at all! The tilt of Earth's axis and seasonal changes have a lot more to do with our climate than our planet's solar proximity. It's one of those delightful bits of information that make you appreciate just how complex and finely balanced our planet's systems are. The Size of Black Holes Alright, time for a real brain-boggler: Do black holes have a size? Now, this might sound like a straightforward question, but in reality, it's anything but. The nature and properties of black holes are one of the greatest mysteries of our universe. In technical terms, black holes are described as a "singularity," which implies zero dimensions. But could there be more to it than that? Black holes became an engaging topic when Andrew and Fred touched upon how their "size" led to several theories and ideas. Both agreed that the definition and understanding of black holes are fluid, leaving a lot of room for scientific debate. Fred even hinted at the possibility of revisiting the no hair theorem, which describes the limited number of detectable attributes of a black hole. So, despite the name, black holes are anything but an empty subject! The key moments in this episode are:00:00:00 - Introduction, 00:03:14 - Metallicity and Complex Life, 00:07:59 - Looking for Life in Other Galaxies, 00:10:13 - Apogee and Earth's Climate, 00:11:23 - Conclusion, 00:17:23 - The Size of Black Holes, 00:22:54 - Looking Back in Time, 00:26:06 - Light Travel Time, 00:27:18 - Paradigm Shift, 00:28:43 - Uncertainty in Early Universe Models, 00:34:12 - "Redshift and Energy Conservation", 00:37:11 - "Time Dilation and Atomic Frequencies", 00:41:40 - "Origin of Interstellar Objects", 00:44:30 - "Collaboration vs. Competition in Space Exploration", 00:45:18 - "The Changing Landscape of the Space Race", 00:52:27 - Introduction, 00:52:30 - Appreciation for Hugh, 00:52:44 - Conclusion, 00:52:50 - Farewell, 00:53:02 - Podcast Information,
Have you ever felt the rush of excitement when stumbling upon a hidden gem? Well, let me take you on a journey where the unexpected becomes the norm. Picture this: a space buff lost in deep thoughts about the upcoming Artemis mission to the Moon. The question of power generation in the shadowy craters of the lunar south pole lingers. But then, like a bolt of lightning, a company named Maxar appears on the horizon with their ingenious solution - Lightbender. Mirrors and sunlight intertwine to illuminate the darkness. But what if this lunar enlightenment holds even more secrets? Stay tuned to uncover a twist that will leave you craving for more. In this episode, you will be able to: · Unearth the immense difficulty behind power creation on the Moon and its crucial implications. · Learn about the innovative path Lightbender is paving for electricity generation in the Moon's darkest regions. · Understand the subtle yet influential relationship between Lightbender and heliostat technology. · Imagine broader possibilities thanks to Lightbender, as its potential extends much farther than just the Moon. · Recognize the importance of accessing and harnessing lunar water reserves, a game-changer in furthering space exploration. List 3 - The aim is to have continuous habitation on the Moon. It's a stepping stone to traveling beyond the Moon to other parts of the solar system. This is our future, and it's a future we should all be excited about. - Andrew Dunkley The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Visit Maxar's website to learn more about their Lightbender technology for providing beams of sunlight on the Moon. · Check out NASA's Artemis Project website for updates and information on their mission to send human beings back to the Moon. · Explore the concept of heliostats and how they are used for solar observations. · Discover the Anglo Australian Telescope and its state-of-the-art mirror technology for maximum reflectivity. · Consider installing solar panels on your own roof to take advantage of renewable energy. · Stay updated on the latest news and developments in space exploration by following Space Nuts with Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson. Power Challenges for Moon Missions To have a permanent human presence on the Moon, we can't sidestep the hurdle of generating power in the shadowed areas. Often, potential resources for living lie in such areas, for instance, the water reserves in the deep, often shadowed, craters near the poles. The tricky part is that the science we have today, solar-generated power, needs light. So, getting power to these dark, resourceful spots is a challenge that needs an intelligent solution. That's where something like Lightbender steps in - a technology that has the potential to crack this problem wide open. From Andrew's perspective, he notes that the topic is not just about exploration; it's a matter of survival in an environment that's vastly different from Earth. He compares this situation to the first astronauts who had to deal with the lack of power during moon night, which lasts about 14 Earth days. Understanding these challenges is essential to ensure the successful future of lunar missions. Heliostat and Sun Observations Lightbender isn't born entirely out of nowhere. Fred explained that it draws inspiration from a 19th-century astronomical idea of the heliostat. The heliostat also uses a two-mirror system to keep a steady image of the sun for solar observations. The primary difference lies in the autonomous control and AI of Lightbender to direct the reflected sunlight accurately. Paul was fascinated with the historical link between heliostats and the cutting-edge technology of Lightbender. Delving into the past, it made him appreciate the leaps and bounds humanity has made in technology and the new challenges it can overcome with novel adaptations of age-old inventions. Heliostat and Sun Observations Lightbender isn't born entirely out of nowhere. Fred explained that it draws inspiration from a 19th-century astronomical idea of the heliostat. The heliostat also uses a two-mirror system to keep a steady image of the sun for solar observations. The primary difference lies in the autonomous control and AI of Lightbender to direct the reflected sunlight accurately. Paul was fascinated with the historical link between heliostats and the cutting-edge technology of Lightbender. Delving into the past, it made him appreciate the leaps and bounds humanity has made in technology and the new challenges it can overcome with novel adaptations of age-old inventions.
If you're feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by the lack of tangible evidence for Planet Nine despite your endless research and late-night discussions, then you are not alone! In this episode, you will be able to: · Traverse the peculiarities of the hypothesized Planet Nine and comprehend its potential impacts on our solar system. · Explore the advanced capabilities of the Vera Rubin Telescope and how it's set to transform the search for elusive celestial bodies. · Discern the urgent need for a structured framework in the burgeoning industry of space tourism and its potential implications. · Unwrap the fundamentals of how atoms emit and absorb light, which is crucial in our interpretation of astronomical observations. · Dissolve any misconceptions about the size of the universe, identifying the difference between the age of the universe and the distance light has traveled. List 2: I want to believe it, I really do. I hope they've found it. - Andrew Dunkley The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Visit theconversation.com to read the article about the potential existence of Planet Nine in our solar system. · Check out the Vera C. Rubin Telescope (formerly LSST) when it starts observations next year to see if it can find evidence of Planet Nine. · Learn more about the Seniors 14 object that fell into the Pacific Ocean in 2014 and its potential connection to Planet Nine. · Stay updated on the ongoing search for Planet Nine by following the observation campaign currently underway. · Consider supporting the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety to help promote safety in space tourism and exploration. · Explore the possibility of space tourism and the potential risks involved before making any decisions. · Follow the progress of space tourism companies such as Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin to stay informed about the latest developments. · Keep an eye out for future space tourism opportunities that prioritize safety and adhere to strict regulations. · Educate yourself about the risks and challenges of space travel and make informed decisions if and when the opportunity arises. · Support advancements in space technology and exploration by staying engaged and advocating for responsible and safe practices. "Exploring the Outer Edges of the Solar System" So, you're probably wondering about what's out there, right at the edge of our very own Solar System? Well, it's truly a fascinating realm that's still full of mysteries and discoveries to be made. This uncharted frontier, deemed as the 'outer edges', is largely dominated by frozen volatile substances like water, methane, and ammonia. These celestial bodies, often referred to as Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs), are believed to have remained untouched since the beginning of our Solar System, making them incredibly valuable to astronomers as they piece together the cosmic puzzle. Now, Andrew Dunkley delves into this very topic during the podcast. His curious mind bubbles over with questions and musings, all tinged with a sense of awe and wonder for the unknown. He draws attention to the curious alignment of some TNOs - suggestive of a possible unseen planetary body nicknamed 'Planet Nine.' Despite the inconclusive evidence and difficult prospect of direct observation, Andrew's excitement is infectious, igniting a curiosity that makes even the farthest reaches of our Solar System seem tantalizingly within reach. "Emission Lines and Spectroscopy" Ever gazed at a sodium vapor streetlight and wondered why it shines so orange? Or pondered why certain colors 'pop' in the spectrum of a star? The concept of emission lines and spectroscopy has the answers. This field of astrophysics uses the spectral properties of light to determine the chemical composition and physical properties of celestial objects. It's a bit like unlocking the star's 'identity card' through the visible and invisible light it emits. Not only does this add an analytical edge to stargazing, but it also provides fundamental insights into the universe's anatomy. To provide a tangible context, Andrew Dunkley uses the example of sodium vapor streetlights, whose characteristic orange comes from the photon of light emitted by excited sodium atoms. Andrew navigates this complex topic with crystal-clear analogies, making it both comprehensible and captivating. His conversation dives into the sun's behavior, touching upon its photosphere, chromosphere, and even the enigmatic concept of black bodies. By weaving these threads together, Andrew masterfully brings out the intensely scientific yet genuinely stunning aspect of our cosmos. "The Search for Planet Nine" 'Hypothetical' might be the operative word when we talk about 'Planet Nine', but don't let that dull your curiosity. This proposed super-Earth, lurking at the outskirts of our solar system, has got scientists and space enthusiasts on the edge of their seats. It's essentially a cosmic 'Whodunit?,' propelled by unusual TNO alignments and the enduring allure of the unknown. From gravitational tugs to cosmic dances, all threads seem to point towards a master puppeteer, an unseen force – one that fits the billing of a rogue Planet Nine. During the podcast, Andrew Dunkley's take on Planet Nine is much akin to a thrilling treasure hunt. He dives into the resilient hypothesis, the indicative TNO alignments, and the potential game-changing role of the upcoming Vera Rubin Telescope in this quest. The pursuit of Planet Nine, as Andrew explains, is not just about satisfying curiosity; capturing it could drastically alter our understanding of the solar system's architecture and dynamics. He undoubtedly leaves us yearning for more discoveries and eager to join the cosmic manhunt.For more Space Nuts visit www.spacenuts.io
This episode of Space Nuts, the Space News Podcast is brought to you by NordVPN. To check out our special deal just visit www.nordvpn.com/spacenuts - you'll be glad you did if you value your security while online.In this episode, you will be able to: · Uncover fascinating facts about the cosmos with the Space Nuts podcast. · Understand how groundwater pumping can affect Earth's rotational poles. · Discover the intriguing connection between secondary cosmic radiation and earthquakes. · Explore the concept of cosmic rain and its potential to provide Earth with extra water. · Dive into discussions about visiting intriguing celestial bodies like Mars, Enceladus, Europa, and Alpha Centauri. We learn things about the universe by examining the Earth. - Professor Fred Watson. The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Visit the website for the Daily News about planet Earth to read more about the impact of groundwater usage on the Earth's rotational poles. · Learn more about the Credo project and their findings on the correlation between cosmic radiation and earthquakes by visiting the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences website. · Consider donating to organizations that work to support research and initiatives aimed at understanding and mitigating the impact of human activities on the Earth's environment and ecosystems. · Take action to reduce your own carbon footprint by making small changes in your daily habits, such as using reusable bags and containers, reducing energy consumption, and supporting sustainable agriculture and food production practices. · Educate yourself and others about environmental issues and the importance of preserving the Earth's natural resources for future generations. Share what you learn with friends, family, and your community to raise awareness and inspire positive change. Dream Travel Destinations The universe offers an endless array of extraordinary destinations to explore, and the podcast hosts were asked to divulge their dream travel destinations within the solar system and beyond. Fascinating celestial bodies with unique environments can spark the imagination and inspire dreams of expanded cosmic exploration. Andrew Dunkley shared his desire to visit Mars as soon as possible, as well as venturing to the south pole of Enceladus. Professor Fred Watson, on the other hand, would want to travel back in time to experience Mars when it was warm, wet, and potentially teeming with life over 3.8 billion years ago. Watson also expressed interest in visiting Europa, where ice geysers and a potential subsurface ocean offer captivating prospects for exploration. Their contrasting and exciting answers invite listeners to ponder their own celestial dream destinations and emphasize the boundless intrigue that our universe holds. Relationship between Cosmic Radiation and Earthquakes In this fascinating segment, the correlation between secondary cosmic radiation and the intensity of earthquakes is explored. While the study from the Polish Academy of Sciences suggests that there is a connection between these two phenomena, it's essential to note that cosmic rays do not directly cause earthquakes. Instead, changes in the Earth's magnetic field due to disturbances in the planet's core allow more cosmic radiation to penetrate, which might enhance the effect of an earthquake. This incredible connection reveals how various elements in the universe can be interconnected and demonstrates once again the mysterious nature of our world and the cosmos. Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson delve into this phenomenon and clarify that the study focused on the correlation between the changes in the magnetic field and the movement of particles in primary cosmic radiation. They discuss how these alterations are dependent on the dynamics of disturbances within the Earth, which in turn affects the magnetic field. This conversation showcases the complexities of the Earth's magnetic field and offers an interesting insight into a potential connection between cosmic radiation and earthquakes. Understanding these correlations could have significant implications for predicting future earthquakes and other potential natural disasters. Relationship between Cosmic Radiation and Earthquakes In this fascinating segment, the correlation between secondary cosmic radiation and the intensity of earthquakes is explored. While the study from the Polish Academy of Sciences suggests that there is a connection between these two phenomena, it's essential to note that cosmic rays do not directly cause earthquakes. Instead, changes in the Earth's magnetic field due to disturbances in the planet's core allow more cosmic radiation to penetrate, which might enhance the effect of an earthquake. This incredible connection reveals how various elements in the universe can be interconnected and demonstrates once again the mysterious nature of our world and the cosmos. Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson delve into this phenomenon and clarify that the study focused on the correlation between the changes in the magnetic field and the movement of particles in primary cosmic radiation. They discuss how these alterations are dependent on the dynamics of disturbances within the Earth, which in turn affects the magnetic field. This conversation showcases the complexities of the Earth's magnetic field and offers an interesting insight into a potential connection between cosmic radiation and earthquakes. Understanding these correlations could have significant implications for predicting future earthquakes and other potential natural disasters.
In this episode, you will be able to: · Explore the captivating world of astronomy and deep space ventures. · Unravel the enigma of the galaxy's swiftest stars and binary system marvels. · Get acquainted with space debris issues and Astroscale's groundbreaking Elsa tug. · Investigate the unique phenomena of hybrid eclipses and satellite retirement plans. · Benefit from intriguing listener inquiries about asteroids, the Great Attractor, and light information. The more we learn, the more we realize just how much we don't know. - Andrew Dunkley The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Visit the website phys.org for more information on the topic. · Check out the company Astroscale for their reusable robotic tug called Elsa. · Learn more about the Gaia spacecraft and its ability to measure positions of stars accurately. · Look up J1235 and J927 for more information on the record-breaking stars. · Research more on the topic of space junk and its impact on space travel and the environment. The Number of Active Satellites and the Importance of End-of-Life Strategies In today's space-dominated world, there are approximately 10,000 satellites orbiting the Earth, with about 2,200 of them being classified as defunct. It's crucial that satellites undergo end-of-life strategies to ensure they don't contribute to the growing issue of space debris. While larger satellites can self-destruct, smaller ones and other debris pose a more significant threat. During the episode, Fred and Andrew contextualize the sheer number of active satellites in orbit, which sits at around 7,700. They discuss various proposed solutions for dealing with space debris, such as harpoons and nets, while noting the distinct ability of Astroscale's Elsa to perform multiple missions. The hosts also emphasize the importance of enforcing end-of-life strategies on all satellites today, ensuring that future launches minimize the chance of adding to the space debris dilemma. Potential Solution to Space Junk Space junk has long been a concern for the orbiting and future plan for satellites, and that's why creative and innovative solutions are needed to maintain a safe and efficient space environment for the foreseeable future. One particularly promising approach involves using a ground-based laser that could safely nudge satellites out of orbit, helping to prevent the accumulation of space debris over time. In their conversation, Dunkley and Watson touched on this intriguing technology as a potential solution to space junk. They explore the possibility of using laser technology as a non-destructive means of pushing satellites out of orbit. Additionally, they discuss the importance of inspiring the next generation to pursue careers in science and technology, with programs like Girls in Aviation Day, Einstein First, and Quantum Girls, all aiming to get young people engaged in fields like quantum physics and relativity. Astroscale's Robotic Tug to Deal with Defunct Satellites A Japanese company, Astroscale, is working on a unique and reusable robotic tug named Elsa, designed to alleviate space debris by focusing on defunct satellites. The robotic tug uses a series of rendezvous, retrograde, burn, and repeat patterns as a way of removing dead satellites from orbit. Astroscale has already attracted funding from the UK and European space agencies and has even successfully tested a prototype of their innovative tug. During their discussion, Andrew and Fred delve deeper into how Astroscale's Elsa plans to target around 2,200 defunct satellites in orbit, many of which are still intact and contribute to the growing pollution in Earth's atmosphere. While they acknowledge the importance of end-of-life strategies for satellites and the awareness surrounding space debris, they express some concern regarding the naming conventions of such technologies, such as Elsa and Starlink, playfully wondering if there is some hidden meaning behind them.
Thanks to Curiosity Stream and NordVPN for sponsoring today's podcast. Go to https://curiositystream.com/SPACENUTS and use code SPACENUTS to save 25% today.Visit www.nordvpn.com/spacenuts for our special security deal designed for you and save big time.In this episode of the Space Nuts podcast, Professor Fred Watson and I answer the most pressing astronomy and space science questions from our listeners. From the role of moons in creating tides to the speed of light, we explore the vast mysteries of the universe. But one listener's hypothetical scenario involving black holes has us stumped. Tune in to find out why. As a space enthusiast, I was excited to listen to the latest episode of the Space Nuts podcast, where host Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson answered a variety of astronomy and space science questions from their curious listeners. Learn about the properties of dark matter and dark energy and how they affect the universe's expansion. Additionally, the hosts discussed the connection between time and space and how they both play a crucial role in our understanding of cosmology. Moreover, listen to their explanations about tides, speed of spacecraft, and the effects of tumbling in space. Recommended as a podcast that is engaging and informative, and highly recommended to anyone seeking a deep understanding of astronomy and space science. In this episode, you will be able to: · Ponder the mysterious influence of dark matter and dark energy throughout the cosmos. · Investigate how space and time converge in the fascinating realm of space-time. · Scrutinize factors affecting spacecraft velocity and their ability to remain unseen. · Learn about the significant role played by moons and tidal forces in sustaining life on habitable worlds. The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Check out our Patreon page to support the show and get access to exclusive content. · Visit our website to listen to past episodes and browse our merchandise. · Follow us on social media for updates and behind-the-scenes content. · Leave us a review on your podcast platform of choice to help others discover the show. · Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on all things Space Nuts. · Consider donating to organizations that support space exploration and research, such as the Planetary Society or the International Dark-Sky Association.
This episode is brought to you by Curiosity Stream For 25% off, use our special URL . www.curiositystream.com/spacenuts - you'll be glad you did.In this episode of Space Nuts, we take a look at the geysers on Enceladus. The James Webb Space Telescope has had another look at them after they've been previously seen elsewhere, and they've found out a bit more about them. And it's amazing. Also, a star that may not be a normal star. This one could be a dark matter star as a matter of fact. We get stuck into that. And we follow up on a couple of things that came up in the last program. And we will be looking at a white dwarf age issue, according to Rusty. And Jeff is asking about what the view would be like from inside a black hole, if we could possibly get inside one. Tunnel vision at the very least, I imagine. That's all coming up in this edition of Space Nuts. Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff. Space Nuts Episode 354 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley Download from your favorite podcast distributor or visit our website at www.spacenuts.io For more Space Nuts, visit our websites. Links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ New: Listen to Space Nuts on your favorite app with the Universal listen link: https://spacenutspodcast.com/listenTake Andrew's advice and join us on LinkedIn via our HQ: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bitesz/#space #astronomy #science #news #podcast #spacenuts
Thanks to Curiosity Stream and NordVPN for sponsoring today's podcast. Go to https://curiositystream.com/SPACENUTS and use code SPACENUTS to save 25% today.Visit www.nordvpn.com/spacenuts for our special security deal designed for you and save big time.In this episode of the Space Nuts podcast, I discuss the recent discovery of 62 new moons orbiting Saturn using a telescope. As a space enthusiast, I am excited to learn about this fascinating discovery, which brings the total known moons around Saturn to 145, surpassing Jupiter's 95 moons. I am intrigued by the method used to discover the small satellites, as the cameras on spacecraft Cassini were not capable of identifying them. Professor Fred Watson explains that the distinction between what constitutes a moon is based on its size, composition and orbit. This episode provides an engaging and educational discussion on the latest space science news and developments. As a host, I recommend this episode to anyone who wants to stay updated on recent discoveries.In this episode, you will be able to:· Explore the impressive discovery of 62 new moons around Saturn through telescopic advancements. · Delve into the awe-inspiring gamma-ray burst, the universe's largest recorded explosion.· Gain insights on asteroid protection methods like gravity tractors and kinetic impactors.· Discuss the inaccuracies in Martian agriculture depicted in popular movies.· Contemplate the ethical dilemmas and potential hazards of utilizing nuclear weapons in outer space.#astronomy #space #science #news #spacetime #podcast
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Go to https://curiositystream.com/SPACENUTS and use code SPACENUTS to save 25% off today. Thanks to Curiosity Stream for sponsoring today's podcast.If you're feeling frustrated and disheartened because despite your constant efforts to understand the latest developments in quantum research and wormholes, you still feel light years away from achieving the breakthrough you crave, then you are not alone! In this episode, you will be able to: Explore the intriguing world of wormholes and recent quantum discoveries in outer space research. Understand the crucial role that powerful R25 engines play in launching rockets into space. Connect the dots between the enigmatic forces of black holes and dark energy. Marvel at the Huntsman Telescope's ability to obtain highly-sensitive images from outer space. Differentiate between theoretical and physical wormholes while appreciating their presence in imaginative science-fiction narratives. The resources mentioned in this episode are: Check out NASA's website for more information on the Space Launch System and upcoming missions. Follow Aerojet Rocketdyne on social media to stay updated on their work and advancements in rocket engine technology. Consider supporting organizations and initiatives that promote and fund research in quantum computing and physics. Explore science fiction books and media that feature wormholes and other theoretical physics concepts. Learn more about the history and development of quantum mechanics and general relativity through online courses or tutorials. Support space exploration and research by advocating for government funding and supporting private companies like SpaceX.#space #astronomy #science #news #podcast #wormholes #spacenuts
The Sun's Wobble: Unraveling the Mystery of Solar MovementIf you're feeling frustrated and disheartened by reading countless articles and watching endless videos about black holes without gaining a deeper understanding of human proximity to them, then you are not alone!In this episode, you will be able to: Unravel the enigmatic influence of black holes on human lives and cosmic occurrences. Gain insight into the formation dynamics of rocky planets and the role gas plays in space. Understand the role of dark energy in driving the universe to expand incessantly. Scrutinize the realism of movie asteroid fields in contrast to real-world examples. Delve into ongoing research into the fabric of spacetime and the pursuit of a quantum gravity theory.'One day we might be able to get out there and get close to one of these things'. - Andrew DunkleyThe resources mentioned in this episode are: Learn more about the Hubble Law to understand the relationship between the velocity of objects and their distance.Check out the website of the Chandra X-ray Observatory to view stunning images of the universe. Visit the website of the European Space Agency to learn more about their missions and research. Check out the website of the Subaru Telescope to learn more about their observations of the universe. Check out the website of the Keck Observatory to learn more about their ground-based observations of the universe.For more from the Space Nuts team plus details on how you can help support the show and share in the rewards, visit our website at www.spacenuts.io or our HQ at www.bitesz.com#astronomy #space #science #podcast
Get ready to explore a 10 billion year old mystery! A closely bound duo of energetic quasars, the hallmark of a pair of merging galaxies, have been discovered when the Universe was only 3 billion years old. What secrets do these quasars hold and why have they lasted so long? Join us as we unravel this age-old mystery and uncover the secrets of the cosmos. But be warned, the answers may not be what you expect...In this episode, you will be able to:*Uncover the fascinating story behind the discovery of dual quasars from a 10-billion-year-old galaxy merger*Delve into the enigmatic Lyman alpha radiation bar of light observed on Saturn*Explore the environmental impact and challenges faced by the groundbreaking Square Kilometre Array radio telescope*Understand the science of infrared radiation, heat transmission, and black body light emissions *Consider the odds of life existing on Enceladus and other high-pressure ice moons'Cosmic Noon is one of the hot topics because it's that period when the Universe was just a few billion years old, when star formation was at its peak.' - Fred WatsonThe resources mentioned in this episode are:Visit the Noirlab.edu website to explore the press release about dual quasars blaze bright and learn more about this discovery.Visit the NSF's Optical and Infrared observatories website to learn more about their ground and space-based telescopes, including the Gemini North Telescope in Hawaii.Read Fred's book, Cosmic Chronicles or Exploding Stars and Invisible Planets (as it is titled in the United States) for more information on Saturn and other astronomical topics.Keep an eye out for Andrew's upcoming audio edition of Parallax and check out his other books as well.For details visit www.spacenutspodcast.com/shopThis episode of Space Nuts is brought to you with the support of NordVPN...the vpn we all use personally. To get the Space Nuts listener deal visit www.nordvpn.com/spacenuts - you'll be glad you did.
In this episode, you will be able to:Explore magnetic fields on exoplanets and their fascinating role in supporting life.Delve into the reasons behind Virgin Orbit's bankruptcy amid SpaceX's thriving success.Uncover the mysterious fast blue optical transient (FBOT) explosions and their significance in space.Understand the correlation between Voyager spacecraft's speed and interstellar gas density.Engage with the latest news in space science and astronomy to stay updated and informed.The resources mentioned in this episode are:Visit the website phys.org (P-H-Y-S) to read up on the discovery of magnetic fields on exoplanets.Learn more about the Liverpool Telescope and its polarimeter equipment by visiting the University of Liverpool's website.Explore the University of Sheffield's Department of Physics and Astronomy to learn more about Dr. Justin Mornd's research on FBOT explosions.Stay informed about updates on space weather and its potential impact on Earth by following the news from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.Keep an eye on future discoveries and research related to auroras on stars and exoplanets, as well as their potential implications for the search for life in the universe.Do Exoplanets Have Magnetic Fields?In this episode, the hosts dive into the topic of magnetic fields on exoplanets and their importance for potentially supporting life. The discussion touches on the role of Earth's magnetic field in shielding the atmosphere and the planet's surface from harmful subatomic particles. For a rocky planet to have a magnetic field, the presence of an iron and nickel core is essential, as it generates a magnetic field as the planet rotates. For life to exist or have the potential to exist on these planets, having a magnetic field could play a crucial role, offering a protective layer against harmful cosmic radiation. Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson highlight the recent discovery of the first exoplanet with a magnetic field, YZ Ceti B, which is located around 12 light-years away and orbits an M-dwarf star. Scientists have used radio emissions from the star to study the interaction between the planet and the star's magnetic field, revealing that YZ Ceti B generates bursts of radio emissions, an indication of it having its own magnetic field. This discovery holds great significance as it suggests that other rocky exoplanets may also have magnetic fields, making them potential candidates for supporting life. However, some exceptions in our own solar system, such as Venus and Mars, challenge this notion.I'm seeing this thing that no one has seen happen before, which is always a nice thing when you're a working astronomer and you're sitting at a big telescope somewhere and something turns up. - Professor Fred WatsonFor more Space Nuts visit www.spacenuts.io
In this episode, you will be able to: Uncover the potential for water sources on Mars due to newly discovered glacial remains. Dive into the intricacies of ultra-massive black holes and their impact on gravitational lensing and event horizons. Grasp the complex issue of time travel and how Earth's motion affects pinpointing landing locations. Explore the limitations of telescopes and active sensors in detecting objects beyond our solar system. Ponder the potential of the singularity, faster-than-light travel, and Cherenkov radiation in expanding our universe exploration. The resources mentioned in this episode are: Visit the phys.org website to read more about the discovery of glacial remains on Mars and the potential implications for future exploration. Learn more about gravitational lensing and how it can be used to measure the mass of celestial objects, such as ultra-massive black holes. Explore the Abell 1201 cluster and its ultra-massive black hole, which is 33 billion times more massive than the sun. Compare the ultra-massive black hole at the center of the Abell 1201 cluster to other known black holes, including the supermassive black hole at the center of our own galaxy. Research the different methods used to measure the mass of black holes, such as observing the velocity of material swirling around in their accretion disks.