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Oct 17, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 657: Astronomical Naming Schemes

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Space is a big place, with lots of galaxies, stars, planets, moons, and that means a lot of names. So how do astronomers name stuff, like comets, asteroids, exoplanets, craters?


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Oct 10, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 656: Smashing Asteroids for Science!

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Streamed live Oct 3rd.

This week we saw the incredible image of DART smashing into asteroid Dimorphous. Beyond avenging the dinosaurs, what can we learn scientifically from this and other asteroid/comet impact missions.

Oct 3, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 655: 65 Years of Space: Sputnik 1 Anniversary

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Streamed live on Sep 26, 2022.

It’s been about 65 years since the Soviets launched the first orbital satellite into low Earth orbit: Sputnik 1. Now there are thousands of satellites in orbit, with tens of thousands on the...