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Ep. 353: Seasons on Saturn

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) You think we’re the only place that experiences seasons? Well, think again. Anything with a tilt enjoys the changing seasons, and that includes one of the most dramatic places in the Solar System: Saturn, with its rings and collection of...

Ep. 352: Water, Water Everywhere!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Where ever we find water on Earth we find life. And so, it makes sense to search throughout the Solar System to find water. Well, here’s the crazy thing. We’re finding water just about everywhere in the Solar System. This changes our whole...

Ep. 326: Atmospheric Dust

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) When you consider the hazards of spaceflight, it’s hard to get worked up about dust bunnies. And yet, atmospheric dust is going to be one of the biggest problems astronauts will face when they reach the surface of other worlds. Where does this dust come...

Ep. 324: Sun Grazers

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Comets can spend billions of years out in the Oort Cloud, and then a few brief moments of terror orbiting the Sun. These are the sun grazers. Some survive their journey, and flare up to become the brightest comets in history. Others won’t survive...

Ep. 320: Layers of the Sun

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Our Sun isn’t just a terrifying ball of white hot plasma, it’s actually a lot more complex. It’s got layers. And today, we’re going to peel back those layers and learn about the Sun – from the inside out. Ep. 320:...

Ep. 302: Planetary Motion in the Sky

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Even the ancient astronomers knew there was something different about the planets. Unlike the rest of the stars, the planets move across the sky, backwards and forwards, round and round. It wasn’t until Copernicus that we finally had a modern notion...

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