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Few sciences have been able to take advantage of the power of computers like astronomy. But with all this computing power, you might be surprised to learn how important a role humans still play in this science. In this episode we mentioned donations. Click to learn more! Download MP3| Download Raw Show with Q&A| Show Notes | Jump to Transcript or Download Show Notes Reason 1: Humans can confirm that computer doesn’t goof up...

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/astronomycast/AstroCast-191111.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAstronomy Cast 545 & 546 rescheduled for 3 pm/3:30 pm ET Monday, Nov 4 Before we discovered other planets, our Solar System seemed like a perfectly reasonable template for everywhere. But now we see massive planets close to their stars, which leads you to the question, how does it all get there. Do the planets...

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/astronomycast/AstroCast-191104.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSĀ  Things used to be so simple. Comets were snowballs from the outer Solar System, and asteroids were rocks from the inner Solar System. But now everything’s all shades of grey. Astronomers have found asteroids that behave like comets and comets that behave like asteroids. In this episode we mentioned...

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/astronomycast/AstroCast-191028.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOnce again, another place where the Universe is going to make this difficult for us. Proving, once and for all that there’s alien life on another world. It should be straightforward, look for biosignatures, but it looks like there are natural sources that could explain almost any chemical we could hope to...

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/astronomycast/AstroCast-191021.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOur series on Universe weirdness marches on. This week we take a look at the habitable zone, and how things aren’t as simple as we thought. In this episode we mentioned donations. Click to learn more! Download MP3| Download Raw Show with Q&A| Show Notes | Jump to Transcript or Download Show Notes...

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