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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKswo9Nq0Uo From May 20, 2013. In this short video, Universe Today publisher Fraser Cain does the math to help you understand just how fast you're spinning in space right now, and how you'd actually gain a little weight if the Earth stopped spinning.   Based on this article from Universe Today: http://www.universetoday.com/26623/ho...   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too!  Every bit helps! Thank you! ------------------------------------ Do go visit http://www.redbubble.com/people/CosmoQuestX/shop for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness! http://cosmoquest.org/Donate This show is made possible through your donations.  Thank you! (Haven't donated? It's not too late! Just click!) ------------------------------------ The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is produced by the Planetary Science Institute. http://www.psi.edu Visit us on the web at 365DaysOfAstronomy.org or email us at info@365DaysOfAstronomy.org.

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Universe Today Podcast
[Space Bites] Can We Fix The Hubble Tension, JUICE's Happy End, NASA's Snake Robot

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 19:48


NASA tests out a snake bot that could explore difficult terrain. An independent way to measure the expansion rate of the Universe. JUICE successfully deploys its radar antenna.

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[NIAC 2023] Radioactive Flashlight for Moon Rovers

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2023 22:38


In the second part of my conversation with Dr Christopher Morrison we discuss his second NIAC award. It suggests creating a power source that can also be a science instrument.

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[Q&A] How to Find The Voyagers, Deorbiting the ISS, Non-Rotational Artificial Gravity

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2023 34:34


How can we get artificial gravity in space without rotating a spacecraft? Will there be bigger Mars helicopters in future? How exactly will they deorbit the ISS? Who will be selecting the crew for the Mars mission? Where are the Voyagers today and how can we find them? Answering all that and more in this week's Q&A episode.

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[Interview] Battling Moon Dust With Liquid Nitrogen Spray

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2023 30:10


Moon Dust will be a major problem once people will return and settle there. We need to find ways to clean it from space suits, equipment, etc. In this interview I'm talking with Ian Wells, who is a cryogenics researcher suggesting a way to battle Moon dust with liquid nitrogen.

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[Space Bites] First Artificial Gravity Test in 2025, Uranus Moons' Oceans, Webb's Eye of Sauron

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 19:02


There could be liquid oceans in the moons of Uranus. Saturn takes the lead for the most moons in the Solar System. James Webb gazes into the Eye of Sauron aka Fomalhaut.

The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QE3oHoTgUQ From Jul 2, 2013. In this short explainer, Universe Today publisher Fraser Cain researchers how cold space is. What temperature do astronauts experience? What about Pluto, or the depths of space. What's the coldest possible temperature space can get? (Hint: 2.7K)  http://www.universetoday.com/77070/ho...   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too!  Every bit helps! Thank you! ------------------------------------ Do go visit http://www.redbubble.com/people/CosmoQuestX/shop for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness! http://cosmoquest.org/Donate This show is made possible through your donations.  Thank you! (Haven't donated? It's not too late! Just click!) ------------------------------------ The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is produced by the Planetary Science Institute. http://www.psi.edu Visit us on the web at 365DaysOfAstronomy.org or email us at info@365DaysOfAstronomy.org.

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[NIAC 2023] Observe the Universe from Deep Space

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2023 40:10


This is the first part of my interview with Dr Cristopher Morrison. In this one, we're discussing the concept of a propulsion system that should allow things like catching up with an interstellar visitor or delivering a telescope to the outer part of the Solar System.

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[Interview] Turning the Gravitational Wave Game To The Max

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2023 51:29


Gravitational waves can reveal things we would never detect otherwise. But different events require different sizes of detectors. In this interview, I'm talking with Waldemar Martens from ESA about a proposed LISAmax mission that will have 259 million kilometer arms and should be able to detect collisions of supermassive black holes.

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[Q&A] Space Force's Secret Shuttle, Hawking Radiation Falsifiability, How to Disprove Big Bang

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2023 36:55


How can James Webb disprove The Big Bang Theory? Where are we at the search of life as we DON'T know it? Can we somehow test if Hawking radiation even exists? What do Space Force use the X37 secret space shuttle for?

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[Interview] Dangers of Microgravity For The Human Body

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2023 35:38


Microgravity is dangerous for humans. But if we want to conquer space, we need to know how to mitigate the negative effects. Join my discussion with Dr Danail Obreschkow from UWA. We talked about studying the effects of microgravity on human body, particularly eyes, and potential ways to deal with them.

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[Space Bites] JUICE in Trouble, Sun-Like Star Devours a Planet, Artificial Gravity Space Station

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2023 20:18


JUICE is having problems extending its radar antenna. Astronomers watch a star eat its planet. A design for a space station with artificial gravity.

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[NIAC 2023] On-Demand Pharmacy for Space Missions

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2023 57:51


Space missions will become longer. It will inevitably become impossible to pack every medication you need and take it from Earth. This means that we'll need a way to produce them in space. Which is the goal of the NIAC award developed by Dr Lynn Rothschild.

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[Interview] Solar Sails Are Even Better Than You Think

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2023 66:43


Can solar sails change the way we explore the Solar System and beyond? Dr Slava Turyshev definitely thinks so! He assembled an all-star team of researchers in a recent paper about potential science opportunities of using solar sails. In this interview, we talk about the technology behind it, what's its current state, what perspectives it has and much more.

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[Q&A] Auroras in the South, Restarting Planets' Dynamos, Old People on Mars

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2023 39:54


How can we possibly know everything about exoplanets from just a single pixel? Will Mars be a good place for old people? Where does more emptiness come from if the Universe is expanding? Can we ever get to explore Betelgeuse? Answers to all these questions and more in this week's Q&A!

Universe Today Podcast
[Interview] Dust Is A Much Bigger Problem Than You Think

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2023 31:34


When we fly to Moon and Mars, how hard will it be to deal with dust. It can be a much more difficult problem when most of us think. And why is it so hard to clean it off solar panels on Mars. We discuss all that with Dr Christine Hartzell.

Let's Go to Space: BLUE-SKY Learning
Episode 112: Bringing you the Universe Today with Fraser Cain

Let's Go to Space: BLUE-SKY Learning

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2023 33:09


In this episode, Kevin and I meet with Fraser Cain, a space and astronomy journalist and publisher of amazing astronomy content through his website, Universe Today ,In addition, Fraser is the co-host of the Astronomy Cast Podcast and hosts a long-running series of space and astronomy videos on YouTube. He lives under beautiful dark skies on Vancouver Island in Western Canada which no doubt are a source of continuous inspiration. Stay tuned for the duration and be inspired yourself and learn more about how you can follow Fraser's work. Aerospace and Innovation Academy website Summer Session Camp Google Form Registration --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/shawna-christenson2/support

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[Space Bites] Failed Moon Landing, More JWST Problems, China's Huge Moon Plans

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2023 19:34


iSpace's Hakuto R fails to land safely on the Moon. China wants to have people on the Moon by 2030. Another problem with James Webb.

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[NIAC 2023] Self-Building Radio Telescope On The Far Side of The Moon

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2023 63:57


The FarView Observatory is a NIAC project that's a giant self-building radio telescope on the far side of the Moon. In this interview, I'm discussing the details of the project with Dr Ronald Polidan who's managing the project. We also talk about the role of the Moon in the future of lunar exploration and how close we are to sending Von Neumann probes all over the Universe.

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Starship First Flight: FAIL or SUCCESS? with Scott Manley and Marcus House

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2023 34:27


SpaceX finally tested a fully stacked Starship system on April 20th. Why did they blow it up? What exactly went wrong with the test? How can they fix it in future tests? Discussing all these questions with Scott Manley and Marcus House.

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[Q&A] Artificial Gravity Experiments, JWST VS The Big Bang, Eyes Under Other Stars

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2023 43:38


Did Webb prove the Big Bang Theory wrong? Why did nobody test artificial gravity in space yet? What's the purpose of other planets other than Earth? How would eyes evolve under a different star? All this and more in this week's Q&A!

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[Space Bites] Starship Launch and Explosion, New Horizons in Danger, Sun Tornado

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2023 19:51


Starship launches but fails to reach orbit. JUICE looks back at Earth one last time. GAIA helps find an exoplanet.

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[Interview] Detecting Earth-Size Exoplanets with Magnetospheres

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2023 28:12


Magnetospheres seem to be a very important factor when considering how habitable a planet is. So it was really exciting when it was announced that an Earth-size exoplanet's magnetosphere was detected using radio telescopes. It can also be a method to look for exoplanets by detecting their magnetic fields. I'm discussing this discovery with Dr Joe Pesce who is the Program Director at National Science Foundation. More about the discovery: https://www.universetoday.com/160864/do-repeating-radio-signals-indicate-an-exoplanet-with-a-magnetosphere/

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[Q&A] Rings Around the Earth, Iron Planets, Asteroid Mining Race

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2023 37:22


How big can iron planets get before collapsing into black holes? Why is the Moon floating away from Earth? Will Mars bases have glass domes? How will the asteroid mining race unfold? Will we create rings of satellites around the Earth? All this and more in this week's Q&A!

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[Space Bites] Jupiter Mission Launch, AI Helping Astronomy, Terran-1 Is No More

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2023 18:03


JUICE launches to Jupiter and its moons. A new JWST image of supernova remenant Cassiopea A. Machine learning cleans up the Universe, and improves images of a black hole's event horizon.

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[Interview] I'm Obsessed With Venus Now. Here's Why

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2023 74:20


Active volcanism. Plate tectonics. Retaining the atmosphere without a magnetosphere. There's so much to learn about Venus! In this interview I'm discussing all these things with Dr Paul Byrne, Planetary Evangelist and Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Science at Washington University in St. Louis

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[Q&A] Viruses from Mars, Asteroid Landing, Stars Colliding

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2023 40:37


What are the risks of returning samples from Mars? What happens if you bring two stars together? Which galaxies can be seen with the naked eye? What is the system behind naming stars and exoplanets? All this and more in this week's Q&A!

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[Interview] Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts. One Step Closer to The Answer?

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2023 41:50


What are Fast Radio Bursts? Did we get a step closer to answering this question by associating some of them with a Kilonova event? What Cosmology questions can we solve by studying FRBs? Discussing all these things with Dr Clancy James from Curtin University.

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[Space Bites] Artemis 2 Crew, Ultra-Massive Black Hole, Starship Launch Date

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2023 19:27


Meet the crew of Artemis 2, we might have the perfect date for a Mars mission, and astronomers discover an ultramassive black hole.

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[NIAC 2023] NASA Develops Flying Saucers. Literally

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2023 34:44


There's an effect called photophoretic propulsion. You could have seen it in a Crookes radiometer. One of the NIAC awards of 2023 was granted to a team that hopes to use this effect to develop a propulsion system. This can allow flying in altitudes nothing else can fly and possibly even explore other worlds.

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[Q&A] Planet Size Limit, Solar Gravitational Lens, China's Telescopes

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2023 30:26


How complex must a telescope be to use the solar gravitational lens? How would we approach mining asteroids? How to detect magnetic fields outside the solar system? What is the size limit for a planet? All this and more in this week's Q&A.

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[Space Bites] JWST Reveals Trappist-1 Data, Earth-Sized Rogue Planet, Vulcan Delay

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2023 18:40


We finally got JWST data about TRAPPIST-1. An Earth-sized rogue planet was found. More information about China's plans for the Moon.

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[Interview] How UAE Develops Its Space Exploration Program

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2023 20:21


The United Arab Emirates are making good progress in space exploration. Their Hope mission is orbiting Mars since 2021. Their Rashid rover is on its way to the Moon. They are also planning a mission to the Asteroid belt. In this interview, I'm discussing UAE's current progress as well as future missions with Mohsen Al Alwahdi, the Director of the Space Missions Department at UAE Space Agency.

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[NIAC 2023] Fusion Reactor To Melt Through Europa's Ice

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2023 42:24


In this interview, I'm talking with Theresa Benyo and Lawrence Forsley from NASA. They are authors of a Lattice Confinement Fusion Reactor that got a NIAC award this year. A reactor like this could help us melt through the ice on Europa and Enceladus and have other interesting applications in space missions. The extended version also includes additional questions from Matt Williams: https://youtu.be/decKMi2FBxk

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[Q&A] Chat GPT for Astronomy, Microscopes on Mars, Use Cases for Starship

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2023 38:33


Why don't we send microscopes on space probes to search for life? How do black holes even form? Can Chat GPT or similar systems help Astronomy? How will we use Starship when it starts to fly?

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[Interview] Searching for Habitable Planets at Alpha Centauri with the TOLIMAN Mission

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2023 60:56


We know about thousands of exoplanets by now. But it's still a mystery, whether there are planets in the Alpha Centauri binary system, which is just next door to us. My guest today, Professor Peter Tuthill, is the Mission Leader for the TOLIMAN Telescope mission, which is designed to find those answers.

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[Space Bites] iSpace At The Moon, 3D-Printer Rocket, Life Near Rogue Planets

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2023 18:13


iSpace reaches the Moon, Relativity Space's 3D printed rocket fails to reach orbit, a mission will search for habitable worlds at Alpha Centauri.

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[NIAC 2023] Revolutionary 100-Kilometer Space Telescope

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2023 42:57


There are radio wavelengths that we can't see from Earth. And to observe them from space, we need a truly huge telescope. Mary Knapp and her team proposed a project that can allow us to build such a telescope and they just recently got a NIAC grant for it.

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[Interview] New Research Suggests Building Moon Infrastructure with Potato Starch

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2023 39:01


Scientists came up with a method to produce concrete on the Moon and Mars using potato starch. In this interview, I'm talking with Dr Aled Roberts, who is the Principle Investigator of this research.

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[Q&A] Space Railgun, JWST's Plans, Claiming The Moon

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2023 38:41


Can we build star-tram-like launch facilities in space? What will JWST see next? Can red or brown dwarfs be the source of dark matter? Should SpaceX just be the only launch service for the USA so they can save money?

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[Interview] JWST Found Six "Impossible" Galaxies. Here's What The Researchers Have To Say

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2023 27:59


James Webb recently found six examples of galaxies that are too big too early. This discovery can significantly change our understanding of the early Universe. In this interview, I'm talking with Dr Joel Leja, who is a part of the team behind the research.

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[Space Bites] Venus Breakthrough, $1B to Deorbit The ISS, Strange Moon Spacesuit Reveal

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2023 20:51


Venus has active volcanoes, we get a glimpse of NASA's new lunar exploration suits, and scientists build a completely flat telescope lens.

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[NIAC 2023] Infrared Earth-like Planet Hunter Telescope

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2023 48:53


In this interview, I'm talking with Heidi Newberg. Her team won a NIAC grant that will investigate building a telescope that will be hunting for Earth-like worlds. The project is called DICER, which stands for Diffractive Interfero Coronagraph Exoplanet Resolver.

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[Interview] Habitable Planets Near Red Dwarfs

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2023 28:25 Very Popular


Can there be habitable planets orbiting around red dwarfs? My guest, Mariano Battistuzzi, performed experiments to check it! So, can life survive in the conditions created by red dwarf stars? Let's find out in this interview.

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[Q&A] Milky Way from ISS, Jupiter Catching Fire, Best Sci-Fi Novel

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2023 37:01 Very Popular


How does Venus hold its atmosphere without a magnetosphere? Is the Sun moving to the Milky Way's centre? What happens when the space elevator cable snaps? Can we solve the Hubble Tension? All this and more in this week's Q&A!

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[Space Bites] China's Giant Rocket, Dark Big Bang, Next Bright Comet

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Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 20:09 Very Popular


The official verdict on Artemis 1. Canadian kids discovered something NASA didn't know. Was there a Dark Big Bang? The next bright comet for 2024.

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[NIAC 2023] Growing Mars Habitats with Bioreactors

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Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2023 22:59 Very Popular


Making habitats from available materials will be a big part of Mars missions. One of the 2023 NIAC awards explored the possibility of growing structures on Mars with the help of fungi and bacteria. We're discussing this project with Dr Congrui Jin.

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[Interview] Developing Tech That Can Last On Venus

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2023 44:40 Very Popular


How long can a modern spacecraft last on Venus? How to develop electronics, batteries and other things that can survive these harsh conditions? What could the lifespan of such a mission be? We discuss all that with Dr Tibor Kremic from NASA Glenn Research Center.

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[Interview] A Realistic Way to Intercept An Interstellar Visitor

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2023 69:12 Very Popular


How do you plan a trip through the Solar System? What are the orbital mechanics tools that can be used for that? How can all that be used to intercept an interstellar visitor like Oumuamua?

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[Q&A] True Color of Sunspots, Saving the Earth, Identifying Interstellar Objects

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2023 36:53 Very Popular


How many stars did our radio signals reach? How to visualize the expansion of the Universe? Can we save the Earth from the Sun's red giant phase? How can we tell that an object has interstellar origin? All this and more in this week's Q&A!