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Apr 18, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 639: Big Qs Update: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Etc.

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Knowledge moves forward, and so, we must move with it. Today we'll give you an update on some of the most fascinating, fast-changing topics in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.

Apr 11, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 638: Simulating Space Missions

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Although humans have never actually been to Mars, explorers have simulated many aspects of Mars missions here on Earth. There are missions under the ocean, on the tops of volcanoes, in the harsh Canadian north, and even in bed...

Apr 4, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 637: Machine Learning in Astronomy

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Computers are a big part of astronomy, but mostly they've been relegated to doing calculations. But recent developments in machine learning have changed everything, giving computers the ability to do jobs that humans could only do in...