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Sep 28, 2020

Astronomy Cast 579: White and Black Dwarf Stars

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

I've got some bad news for you. Stars die. At some point in the next few billion years or so our Sun is going to start heating up, using up all the fuel in its core, and then eventually die, becoming a white dwarf. It'll then slowly cool...

Sep 21, 2020

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

So have you heard the news? Of course you have. Evidence of phosphene on Venus. Which could be a biosignature of life on our evil twin planet. There have been a lot of surprising stories about Venus, so let's get you all caught up!

Sep 14, 2020

Astronomy Cast 577: Mars in Opposition

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Every 2 years or so Mars lines up nicely with the Earth. It takes only 2 minutes to communicate with the rovers. You can see the polar ice caps in a small telescope. And it's the best time to send your spacecraft to the Red Planet. 

Oct 3rd: Moon &...