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Ep. 565: When Worlds Collide

Ep. 565: When Worlds Collide


Posted on Apr 10, 2020 in Planets, podcast

So much of our Solar System has been shaped by enormous collisions early on in our history. Seriously, the nature of every planet in the Solar System has some evidence of massive impacts during some point in its history.

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Ep. 564: Mini Moons

Ep. 564: Mini Moons


Posted on Apr 2, 2020 in Planetary Science, podcast

Last month astronomers announced that they had detected a tiny asteroid that had been captured by the Earth’s gravity well and had been sharing our orbit for a few years. Today, let’s talk about the smallest moons in the Solar System.

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/astronomycast/AstroCast-200330.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS White dwarfs are usually about 60% the mass of the Sun, so it was a bit of a surprise when astronomers found one that was almost exactly twice that. What happens when white dwarfs merge? Download MP3| Download Raw Show with Q&A| Show Notes | Jump to Transcript or Download Show Notes White Dwarfs: Compact...

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We lost a bright star here on planet Earth last week. NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson passed away at the age of 101, after an incredible career of helping humans land on the Moon. If you saw the movie Hidden Figures, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

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