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All things Space – news, travel, discoveries, the mysteries, and more…with world renown and respected Astronomer at Large Professor Fred Watson and Sci-Fi Author, Broadcaster/Journalist Andrew Dunkley.

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All things Space – news, travel, discoveries, the mysteries, and more…with world renown and respected Astronomer at Large Professor Fred Watson and Sci-Fi Author, Broadcaster/Journalist Andrew Dunkley.

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    Questions, Questions, Questions

    Questions, Questions, Questions

    Space Nuts Episode 310 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
    Andrew: Hello there. My name is Andrew Dunkley from the Space Nuts podcast, where we talk astronomy and space science. And every week, I'm joined by Professor Fred Watson, astronomer at large. What's coming up on episode three 10, Fred?
    Fred: Thank you, Andrew. Episode three 10, because it's divisible by five, is actually an all questions episode. And today we've got a huge pile of questions on topics as diverse as and I've got to read this. The Big Rip, surviving the Vacuum of Space. Our closest neighbor in space, putting a hole through the Earth. What would it be like falling through it? Are there such things as gas moons, the triangular galaxy - Will it get gobbled up by our own galaxy? And what if you had a billiard cue long enough to poke somebody on Mars? Would they feel it faster than the speed of light?
    Andrew: Fantastic. Actually, that question about surviving in space turned out to be a very fascinating answer. So I'm looking forward to talking about that one. They refer to messiness in the question. And you know what? They're right. So we'll talk about that and much, much more on this edition of Space Nuts. Download from your favorite podcast distributor. Talk soon.
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    • 58 min
    Micrometeroids & UAPs

    Micrometeroids & UAPs

    Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
    Space Nuts Episode 309 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
    Andrew: Hi there. Andrew Dunkley here, the host of the Space Nuts podcast.
    Hope you can join us on this episode because we got a lot to talk about. And joining me, as always, will be Professor Fred Watson, astronomer at large. What's coming up, Fred?
    Fred: Absolutely packed news edition of Space Nuts. We're going to talk about micrometeoroid that dinged the James Webb Space Telescope.
    We're going to talk about NASA introducing a study to look at unidentified aerial phenomena.
    Then we're going to Pluto because we're going to talk about an occultation of Pluto, which has produced some interesting results. And finally, a record breaker. The fastest growing black hole that we know has just been discovered by Australian astronomers.
    Andrew: Wow. Gee, that doesn't sound too nice, actually.
    Fred: If it's a fast growing black hole, we know what they're all about.
    Andrew: We'll also be answering a couple of questions. Brett wants to know about astrophotography and Fenton is gee, you must have woken up in the middle of the night Fenton, trying to figure this one out. The ratios of elements as you move away from the sun. Not the first thing I think of when I wake up in the middle of the night, but anyway, we will cover all of that in this episode of Space Nuts. Hope you can join us for episode 309 - download from your favorite podcast distributor.
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    • 45 min
    Sonification - The Sounds of the Universe

    Sonification - The Sounds of the Universe

    Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
    Space Nuts Episode 308 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
    •Sonification – the beautiful sounds of our Universe. To hear more and find out more about the project visit https://chandra.harvard.edu/sound/
    •The orbit of Earth and how it’s affected our ice sheets
    •Listener questions – We have questions on gravitational waves, the expansion of the Universe and the unknown objects we keep looking for. Fred has all the answers…

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    • 46 min
    Mars Uranus & Neptune

    Mars Uranus & Neptune

    Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
    Space Nuts Episode 307 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
    •On Mars…Ingenuity continues to break records. So what’s it’s lifespan now?
    •Still on Mars…they’ve now worked out why the red planet is perpetually dusty. Fred has the details.
    •Data from Hubble explains why Uranus and Neptune are different colours. Details from Fred. For more visit: https://phys.org
    •Listener questions – We have listener questions about neutron stars, plus escaping the Milky way…just how tough would it be. Turns out Fred has done some work on just this problem and has an answer.

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    #podcast #spacenuts #astronomy #science 3space #astrophysics #cosmology

    • 42 min
    Inbound - Asteroid 73351989JA

    Inbound - Asteroid 73351989JA

    Space Nuts Episode 306 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
    •Two near-earth asteroids that we’re keeping an eye on
    •The Hubble Constant and our ever-expanding universe - issues have arisen, that are mystifying cosmologists. Fred has the details.
    •Listener questions – We have questions about white holes and another about gravity Fred has the answers.
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    The Space Nuts Premium edition is now available on Spotify for our Supercast subscribers (sorry, Patreon isn’t there yet…fingers crossed). To access the premium feed, just log in to your Spotify account and do a search. Use your current subscriber details to unlock the premium content. If you’d like to become a subscriber, just visit https://spacenuts.supercast.tech and sign up. You even get a 30-day free trial to see if it’s right for you. Nothing to lose.
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    If you find value in Andrew & Fred’s work, you might like to consider buying them a coffee. They’d really appreciate the break. Thank you… https://www.buymeacoffee.com/spacenuts
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    • 43 min
    Sagittarius A - Imaged At Last

    Sagittarius A - Imaged At Last

    Space Nuts Episode 305 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
    •Breaking news – UAP senate inquiry underway…
    •At long last they’ve imaged Sagittarius A - the black hole at the centre of our galaxy. Much excitement ensued…Fred has details and the importance of this event.
    •Growing vegetables in Moon soil…and what it means moving forward.
    •Listener questions – This week our listeners have questions about Dark Matter; the future of Astronomy and is it a good career choice…and star populations. Fred has the answers.
    The Space Nuts Premium edition is now available on Spotify for our Supercast subscribers (sorry, Patreon isn’t there yet…fingers crossed). To access the premium feed, just log in to your Spotify account and do a search. Use your current subscriber details to unlock the premium content. If you’d like to become a subscriber, just visit https://spacenuts.supercast.tech and sign up. You even get a 30-day free trial to see if it’s right for you. Nothing to lose.
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    #spacenuts #podcast #space #astronomy #science #news #spacelovers #sagittariusa

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
332 Ratings

332 Ratings

Swalk59 ,

Space nutters! 😎

If you are inquisitive about the big questions of space, stars and well…the universe, then look no further! This is the place for you. I discovered this group a year ago and it’s one of my favourite podcasts. 50 mins is my usual running time and spookily this just suits and takes my mind off those big hills. Prof Fred has a wonderful gift of explaining tough concepts and is admirably accompanied by Andrew. Give it a go and be a SPACE NUTTER you won’t be disappointed!

TravelPC001 ,

Great podcast

This is a very informative and well presented production which makes understanding our universe easy forward for non-scientific folks.

Questions are answered in a clear manner, and the lively banter between the presenters makes for an enjoyable overall experience.

MauiJudd ,

Space Nuts

My wife and I love this podcast and listen to it two or three times a week. It's interesting, funny, educational and entertaining. Fred and Andrew have a knack for explaining some pretty complicated, scientific concepts like black matter and gravity waves in a way that non-Einsteins like us can relate to. Keep it up, guys!

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