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Naked Astronomy: the Naked Scientists' Astronomy and Space Science Podcast - audio that's out of this world...

    What might aliens look like?

    What might aliens look like?

    This month on Naked Astronomy, we're waxing lyrical about aliens. What might they look like? Can we apply the principles of biology to other worlds? To do that, Ben McAllister and Adam Murphy were joined by Arik Kershenbaum to chat about alien evolution... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 32 min
    Space Zombies

    Space Zombies

    This month science journalist Katia Moskvitch joins the Space Boffins to discuss the zombies of the cosmos, neutron stars, as well as the European Space Agency's new astronaut recruitment and Yuri Gagarin's birthplace. They also hear about the new communications system fitted to the space station, ColKA, and talk to author Neal Thompson about the Don Draper of astronauts, Alan Shepard. And see if you agree with Richard's controversial comment about America's first astronaut! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 44 min
    Is There Liquid Water on Mars?

    Is There Liquid Water on Mars?

    This month on Naked Astronomy, we're mulling over Mars. We'll be chatting about the question of liquid water on the surface of Mars. Is it there at all? And if it is, how do we find it? And to do that, Ben McAllister and Adam Murphy were joined by Lujendra Ojha from Rutgers University to chat about why Mars fascinates us... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 28 min
    China on the Moon

    China on the Moon

    Space journalist Andrew Jones and his cat join the Space Boffins this month to discuss China's ambitious plans for the Moon and beyond. Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham also talk to Nellie Offord from UK company SSTL about their lunar communications satellite (and whether it will go beep), hear from author Rebecca Siegel about the enormous egos of the Mercury astronauts and celebrate space chimp Ham. And should Space Boffins be renamed? You decide... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 52 min
    Lighting up Dark Matter

    Lighting up Dark Matter

    This month we're diving into dark matter, that unknown stuff that makes up a quarter of the Universe. Where is it, what is it, and how do we know it's even there? To find out, Adam Murphy and Ben McAllister speak to Alan Duffy from Swinburne University, who works in the newly-minted Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics, which is also where Ben works! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 36 min
    Tim Peake Reveals All

    Tim Peake Reveals All

    In a specially recorded face to (socially-distanced) face interview to mark the fifth anniversary of his mission to the International Space Station, British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake reveals the details of his perilous space station docking, physically challenging return to Earth and launchpad music selections. He also discusses the legacy of his flight and the influence it's had on a generation of students. Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham also talk to Libby Jackson about her new book featuring extraordinary stories of space exploration, and Professor Robert... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 58 min

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