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Ep. 264: Hazards of Spaceflight

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) We hold all these romantic notions about humans exploring the Solar System, turning humanity into a true spacefaring race. But the cold hard reality is that space, really the entire Universe, is trying to kill you. Any humans venturing out into space will...

Ep. 263: Radioactive Decay

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Nothing lasts forever, even atoms. Heavier elements decay into lighter elements, releasing energy as radiation. But thanks to this radiation, astronomers can get a glimpse into what’s going on inside distant start. Let’s take a look at the...

Ep. 262: Solar Sails

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Wouldn’t it be cool to explore the cosmos, powered only by sunlight caught by your shimmering solar sail? It sounds like science fiction, but it’s serious science – a test sail has even been sent to orbit. It might even be a way to travel...

Ep. 261: Lasers and Masers in Astronomy

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Last week we introduced the science of lasers and masers. This week we apply that knowledge to our favourite field: astronomy. Learn how naturally forming masers teach us about the cosmos, and how the artificially produced lasers help us gather better...

Ep. 260: The Technology of Lasers and Masers

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Just when you think you understand it, light will do some amazing things. Just look at the discovery of lasers, and their use in almost every technology you can think of: from cutting, to transmitting information to, yes, astronomy. And nature has figured...

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