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Ep. 595: Planet Hunting (Updated)

Ep. 595: Planet Hunting (Updated)

This is going to be another one of those evergreen topics, where we come back to again and again. Finding planets. Every time we talk about this now, it seems like we’ve gained thousands of new planets. Well buckle up, new techniques will grow that by tens of thousands and even millions.

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Ep. 594: Juno – Primary Mission Highlights

Ep. 594: Juno – Primary Mission Highlights

Pamela’s always loathed to talk about spacecraft until the mission’s in space and the science is rolling. NASA’s Juno mission just received a mission extension, adding Jupiter’s moons to the menu. Now, finally, we can talk about Juno.

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Ep. 593: Stellar Parasites

Ep. 593: Stellar Parasites

Stars often come in groups of two or more. And if they’re orbiting close enough to each other, one star can feast on the other. And when that happens, well, mayhem ensues.

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