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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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Questions Show: NorthEast Astronomy Forum (NEAF)

Pamela was lucky enough to attend the NorthEast Astronomy Forum, and while she was there she held a live questions show. And now you get to join in an hear the interesting questions, and Pamela’s interesting answers. If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in to info@astronomycast.com and we’ll […]

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Expansion of the Universe

Questions Show: Undoing Inflation, Searching for Water, and Seeing Everything a Black Hole’s Ever Eaten

If there was enough mass to cause a big crunch, would inflation go backwards too? How do spacecraft know that hydrogen is bonded to water? And why can’t we see everything that’s ever fallen into a black hole? 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: Decelerating Black Holes, Earth-Sun Tidal Lock, and the Crushing Gravity of Dark Matter

This week we wonder if you can made a black hole by accelerating a mass, but then can you un-make it again? Will the Earth ever be tidally locked to the Sun? And can dark matter crush an unsuspecting space ship? If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in […]

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Questions Show: Multiple Big Bangs, Satellite Collisions and the Size of the Universe

This week we wonder if the Universe is going to collapse and then expand again, how satellites can have such different velocities, and the size of the observable Universe. 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. […]

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Reflector left on the Moon by NASA astronauts.

Questions Show: Shooting Lasers at the Moon and Losing Contact with Rovers

This week we find out how hard it is to hit the Moon with a laser, and if scientists lose contact with the Mars rovers when they go behind the Sun. 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 […]

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Questions Show: Moons and the Drake Equation, Stars in the Void, and Rings Around Stars

This week we find out if moons around other planets could support life, if there’s anything out there between galaxies, and whether stars form rings. 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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Questions Show: Stellar Roche Limits, Seeing Black Holes, and Water on Mars

This week we find out when stars get torn apart from gravity, how we can see supermassive black holes, how liquid water could have existed on Mars in the past, and much more. 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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Questions Show: Different Fields of Astronomy, Our Sibling Stars, and Hidden Lagrange Points

This week we find out the difference between an astronomer, an astrophysicist, and a cosmologist, the search for the stars that shared our nebula, hidden objects in Lagrange points, and much more.. 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 […]

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Questions Show: Distance in Space, Changing Earth’s Orbit, and Different Sized Stars

This week we find out the distance between Betelgeuse and Bellatrex, how astronomers measure distance between objects, the possibility that an object could mess up the orbit of Earth, and the reason for different sizes of stars. If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in to info@astronomycast.com and we’ll […]

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