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Ep. 474: Predictions for 2018

Join us at a special date/time for this episode! Pamela’s traveling so we’re recording this on Saturday, 1/6/2018, at 2 pm EST / 11 am PST / 19:00 UTC! Phew, 2018, time to press the reset button and enjoy a whole new year of space exploration and space science. What’s coming up this year? What […]

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Ep. 473: Remembering the Best Space Science of 2017

2017 was a crazy year for, well, you know. But, it was a great year for space science, a kilonova, extrasolar planets, reusable rockets and more. Let’s look back at the year that was and remember our favorite space science. We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST […]

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Ep. 468: Simulations for Science and Fun

Astronomers depend on simulations to study the Universe. From relatively straightforward orbital simulations to vast simulations that try to recreate the large scale structure of the Universe from the Big Bang. Today we’re going to talk about some of those simulations, as well as tools you can use simulate the Universe. We usually record Astronomy […]

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Ep. 467: Resonance

We’re recording on Sunday, Nov. 19 this week due to Pamela taking a well-earned vacation next week! Join us at a special time – 2 pm EST/ 11 am PST / 19:00 UTC for this episode! Many of the moons and planets across the Universe are in resonance with each other and their star. What […]

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Ep. 464: Why the Hype over an Exorock?

Astronomers this week announced that they had discovered an asteroid or comet on a trajectory that brought it from outside the Solar System? Is this the first case of an object from deep space? And what can we learn from this discovery? We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at 12:00 pm PDT / 3:00 […]

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Ep. 463: Pareidolia and the Moon

We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at 12:00 pm PDT / 3:00 pm EDT/ 19:00 PM UTC . You can watch us live on here on AstronomyCast.com, or the AstronomyCast YouTube page. If you would like to support Astronomy Cast, please visit our page at Patreon here – https://www.patreon.com/astronomycast. We greatly appreciate your support! […]

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Ep. 460: Earth from Afar: Remote Sensing

The space age has given us the ability to look at every corner of the globe in every wavelength. It’s revolutionized our ability to predict the weather, keep track of environmental damage, and watch the world change. Today we look at what missions and technologies give us the ability to watch our world from afar. […]

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Ep. 459: Arecibo Observatory

The iconic Arecibo Radio Observatory has been a mainstay in science and science fiction. This Puerto Rico-based radio telescope was already in an uncertain level of funding. But now with the damage from Hurricane Maria, it might be shut down forever. We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at 12:00 pm PDT / 3:00 pm […]

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Ep. 457: Why Did Cassini Have To Die? In Memoriam

It’s time to say goodbye to an old friend, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting within the Saturnian system since 2004. But why does a seemingly healthy spacecraft and mission need to come to an end? Today we look back at the mission, some of the amazing discoveries, and why its finale was necessary. […]

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