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Feb 15, 2021

Astronomy Cast Ep. 595: Planet Hunting - Revisited

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

This is gonna be another one of those evergreen topics where we come back again and again. Finding planets. Every time we talk about this now it seems like we've gained thousands of new planets. Well, buckle up! New techniques will grow...

Feb 8, 2021

Astronomy Cast Ep. 594: Juno - Primary Mission Highlights

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Pamela is always loath to talk about spacecraft until the mission's in space and the science is rolling. NASA's Juno Mission just received a mission extension, adding Jupiter's moons to the menu. Now, finally, we can talk about...

Feb 1, 2021

Astronomy Cast Ep. 593: Stellar Parasites

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Stars often come in groups of 2 or more. And if they're orbiting close enough to each other one star can feast on the other and when that happens, well, mayhem ensues!

Jan 25, 2021

Astronomy Cast Ep. 592: Gamma-Ray Bursts - Updated

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Some of the most powerful explosions in the Universe are gamma-ray bursts, capable of blasting a beam of death half way across the galaxy. In just the last few years astronomers have discovered a tremendous amount about these blasts and...

Jan 18, 2021

Astronomy Cast Ep. 591: What Are We Gonna Do With All That Space Junk?

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Remember the good old days when there were only a few thousand living and dead satellites? Well, those days are long over. We're now entering an era where there will be tens of thousands of satellites. Not to mention...