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Ep. 543: Weird Issues: The Habitable Zone

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Ep. 543: Weird Issues: The Habitable Zone

Our series on Universe weirdness marches on. This week we take a look at the habitable zone, and how things aren’t as simple as we thought. In this episode we mentioned donations. Click to learn more! Download MP3| Download Raw Show with Q&A| Show Notes | Jump to Transcript or Download Show Notes Habitable Zones of Different Stars (old NASA article)What is the Habitable Zone? (Guide to Space 2015)The Habitable Zone (Penn State Astronomy 801 Class notes 2018)Circumstellar habitable zone (Wikipedia)Why just being in the habitable zone...

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Ep. 542: Weird Issues: The Age of the Universe

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Ep. 542: Weird Issues: The Age of the Universe

http://traffic.libsyn.com/astronomycast/AstroCast-191014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOur series on Universe weirdness continues, this time we learn how astronomers are struggling to make sense of the age of the Universe. In this episode we mentioned donations. Click to learn more! Download MP3| Download Raw Show with Q&A| Show Notes | Jump to Transcript or Download Show Notes The universe may be a billion years younger than we thought. Scientists are scrambling to figure out why. (NBC News) How old is...

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Ep. 541: Weird Issues: The Expansion Rate of the Universe

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Ep. 541: Weird Issues: The Expansion Rate of the Universe

http://traffic.libsyn.com/astronomycast/AstroCast-191007.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSJust when the Universe was starting to make sense, the cosmos throws a curveball at us. Astronomers have been trying to accurately measure the expansion rate of the Universe as far back as Hubble. It’s been tough to nail down, and now astronomers are starting to figure out why. In this episode we mentioned donations. Click to learn more! Download MP3| Download Raw Show with Q&A| Show Notes | Jump to Transcript or...

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Ep. 540: Weird Issues: How Do (or Don’t) Planets Form?

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Ep. 540: Weird Issues: How Do (or Don’t) Planets Form?

As astronomers started to discover planets orbiting other stars, they immediately realized that their expectations would need to be tossed out. Hot jupiters? Pulsars with planets? We’re now decades into this task, and the Universe is continuing to surprise us.

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Ep. 539: Weird Issues: Why We Don’t Know the Age of Saturn’s Rings

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Ep. 539: Weird Issues: Why We Don’t Know the Age of Saturn’s Rings

How old are Saturn’s rings? They could be brand new, or they could be as ancient as the Solar System itself. Planetary scientists thought they knew the answer thanks to new data from Cassini, but new ideas are calling even that into question.

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Ep. 538: Asteroids: Rubble piles of the Solar System

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Ep. 538: Asteroids: Rubble piles of the Solar System

Thanks to all the work from Hayabusa 2 and OSIRIS-REx, astronomers are getting a much better look at the smaller asteroids in the Solar System. It turns out, they’re piles of  rubble… but fascinating piles of rubble. Let’s talk about what we’ve learned so far.

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Ep. 537: Reusable Rocket Revolution

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Ep. 537: Reusable Rocket Revolution

We took a hiatus this summer, but SpaceX sure didn’t, with the tests of the Starhopper prototype. Today we’re going to talk about the revolution in reusable rocketry and quest to build a fully reusable two-stage rocket.

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Libsyn Survey Request

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/astronomycast/AC_Libsynsurvey.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPlease help us keep bringing you content by going to http://survey.libsyn.com/astronomycast and filling out the survey, so Libsyn can find us sponsors for Astronomy Cast! Astronomy Cast will be back in September! Don’t forget you can still catch Pamela with Daily Space, rocket launches and specials on CosmoQuest’s Twitch channel, and you can find all the space news and videos from Fraser at Universe Today! We...

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Summer Hiatus: Astronomy Cast Ninja Stream – Planning for Season 14

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Pamela shows you around behind the (digital) scenes, and asks for your ideas for Season 14 of Astronomy Cast! Bennu Mappers – Help CosmoQuest map rocks to help pick which ones OSIRIS-REx will bring back from asteroid Bennu! Start your coffee pots, get your favorite mouse/trackpads, & GET MAPPING! (We are mapping until end of the day July...

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Astronomy Cast: On Hiatus until September 2019

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/astronomycast/HiatusMsg.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAstronomy Cast will be on hiatus for July and August. Don’t worry, we’ll be back in September, and we might just have surprises for you all along this summer! Don’t forget you can still catch Pamela with Daily Space, rocket launches and specials on CosmoQuest’s Twitch channel, and you can find all the space news and videos from Fraser at Universe Today! We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at 3:00...

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