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Mar 29, 2021

Astronomy Cast Ep. 600: Looking Ahead

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Today we are gonna gaze into the future of space and astronomy. What upcoming missions & events are we excited about?

Mar 22, 2021

Astronomy Cast Ep. 599: Zodiacal Light

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Pamela has told us in the most flowery terms about the diffuse dust across the inner solar system left over from the formation of the inner planets. well, it turns out she was wrong. Super wrong. Time to update!

Mar 15, 2021

Astronomy Cast Ep. 598: How You Could Overturn Cosmology

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

You've probably heard of dark matter and dark energy, but maybe you don't fully understand what they are. Or maybe the idea itself just rubs you the wrong way and you'd like to know why scientists think they can just make stuff up...

Mar 8, 2021

Astronomy Cast Ep. 597: The Expansion of the Universe

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

It's been a while since we checked to make sure the Universe was still expanding. Yeah, apparently, that's still a thing. But in the last few years powerful new telescopes and expansive surveys have given us much more knowledge about...

Mar 1, 2021

Astronomy Cast Ep. 596: The Universe’s Background Noise

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

You might be familiar with the cosmic microwave background, but that's just one of the background radiations that astronomers look at. Some are well known and cataloged. While others are just starting to be possible to see at all.