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Questions Show: Imaging Extrasolar Planets, Infinite Universe, Inside a Black Hole

What will we eventually be able to see on extrasolar planets? What does an infinite Universe mean? And what’s down there, inside a black hole? If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in to info@astronomycast.com and we’ll try to tackle it for a future show. Please include your location […]

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Black Hole Formation. Image credit: NASA

Questions Show: Matter Balance, Jumping Light Speed and Black Hole Star Formation

Why was there a difference between the amount of matter and antimatter at the beginning of the Universe? Mathematics lets us travel faster than light speed, so why can’t we? And are there stars forming around black holes? If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in to info@astronomycast.com and […]

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Questions Show: Black black holes, Unbalancing the Earth, and Space Pollution

Why are black holes black? Can a huge mass of humanity make the Earth wobble? And what’s so bad about space pollution anyway? If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in to info@astronomycast.com and we’ll try to tackle it for a future show. Please include your location and a […]

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"Orbiting" galaxies. Okay, colliding really. NGC 6050 by Hubble

Questions Show: Avoiding the Heat Death, Orbiting Galaxies, and the Dangers of Space Radiation

Will robots be able to avoid the heat death of the Universe? Can galaxies orbit each other like binary stars? And what are the dangers of space radiation to astronauts on the Moon? If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in to info@astronomycast.com and we’ll try to tackle it […]

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Galileoscope Logo

Questions Show: Galileoscope, Black Hole Time, and What Exactly is Energy?

How can you get a Galileoscope of your very own? What happens to time inside a black hole? And what exactly is energy anyway? If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in to info@astronomycast.com and we’ll try to tackle it for a future show. Please include your location and […]

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Celestron telescope.

Questions Show: Telescope Suggestions, Black Hole Energy, and Universal Time

What starting telescope equipment does the Astronomy Cast team suggest? How much energy does a black hole generate? And how do we measure time outside the Earth? If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in to info@astronomycast.com and we’ll try to tackle it for a future show. Please include […]

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What if the Moon wasn't tidally locked to the Earth?

Questions: An Unlocked Moon, Energy Into Black Holes, and the Space Station’s Orbit

What would happen if the Moon wasn’t tidally locked to the Earth? What happens to all that mass and energy disappearing into a black hole? And how can we explain the space station’s crazy orbit? If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in to info@astronomycast.com and we’ll try to […]

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The Sun. Image credit: NASA

Questions Show: Hidden Fusion, the Speed of Neutrinos, and Hawking Radiation

Are new stars dark until their photons reach the surface? How fast do neutrinos travel? And what’s the story with Hawking Radiation? If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in to info@astronomycast.com and we’ll try to tackle it for a future show. Please include your location and a way […]

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Titan, seen by Cassini.

Questions Show: The Source of Atmospheres, the Vanishing Moon, and a Glow After Sunset

How do planets get their atmospheres? What would happen to the Earth if the Moon just disappeared? And what’s that strange glow we see after sunset? If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in to info@astronomycast.com and we’ll try to tackle it for a future show. Please include your […]

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Typical solar flare. Image credit: NASA

Questions Show: Dangerous Solar Flares, Higgs Boson Insights, and Light Speed Flashlights

Can our Sun generate a solar flare that would wipe out life on Earth? Has the Large Hadron Collider answered any questions about the Higgs boson? And what would happen if you shined your flashlight out the front window of a spaceship going almost the speed of light? If you’ve got a question for the […]

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