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Ep. 602: The New Colors of Gamma Rays – Getting Shorter

Ep. 602: The New Colors of Gamma Rays – Getting Shorter

The Earth’s atmosphere protects us from a Universe that’s trying to kill us, but it also blocks our view of the extreme cosmos, like seeing x-rays and gamma radiation. Space telescopes are changing our view of the most extreme events in the Universe.

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Ep. 601: Unexpected Light Pollution

Ep. 601: Unexpected Light Pollution

Day by day, we’re losing our connection with the night sky. Already 1/3rd of humanity lives in so much light pollution that they can’t see the Milky Way without a drive. And now satellite constellations are adding additional light pollution, even in the darkest skies on Earth.

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Ep. 600: Looking Ahead

Ep. 600: Looking Ahead

Today, we gaze into the future of space and astronomy. What upcoming missions and events are we excited about?

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