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Jul 12, 2021

Astronomy Cast Ep. 612: Hiatus Message

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Fraser & Pamela will return in early September with more episodes of Astronomy Cast. We hope you all have a safe, relaxing and prosperous summer!


Jul 5, 2021

Astronomy Cast Ep. 612: The SETI Renaissance

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Last week we talked about the various ways that astronomers could detect the presence of intelligent civilizations by observing technosignatures. This week we'll give you an update on the state of the search for extraterrestrials. This field...


Jun 28, 2021

Astronomy Cast Ep. 611: What is Required to Confirm Alien Life: Intelligence Edition

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Last week we talked about what it's going to take to confirm basic biological life across the Solar System and the Milky Way. This week, we'll discuss what it's going to take to detect intelligent life...


Jun 21, 2021

Astronomy Cast Ep. 610: What is Required to Confirm Alien Life: Non-Sentient Edition

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Are we alone in the Universe? It's one of the biggest scientific questions we can possibly ask. And yet, with rovers on Mars, missions planned to visit Europa and Ganymede. Powerful telescopes able to...


Jun 14, 2021

Astronomy Cast Ep. 609: Volcanos With Benefits: Lava Tubes, Hydro Thermal Vents & More

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Volcanos can be some of the worst natural disasters that we can experience here on Earth. But life wouldn't even exist without them. So, what are volcanos good for anyway?