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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...

Jan 11, 2021

Astronomy Cast Ep. 590: Lunar Hazards: Dust, Radiation and More

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

2024 can't come soon enough. You know, that's the year when humans will set foot on the Moon again. Now don't you roll your eyes! That's the plan. Unless the plan changes. But my point is, explorers going to the Moon will...