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    Drag Racing Cubesats with the NASA CubeQuest Challenge

    Drag Racing Cubesats with the NASA CubeQuest Challenge

    In this edition of the PhysicsCentral podcast, we hear from a few teams who are still in the running for the CubeQuest Challenge: a contest for homegrown teams to build their own small satellites - cubesats - and compete against each other by demonstrating technological feats. Five million dollars in prize money will be divided among teams who can get into orbit around the moon, maintain a stable orbit for a long time, or make it almost all the way to Mars' orbit while still communicating with Earth.

    Star-chaeology: The Next Stellar Generation

    Star-chaeology: The Next Stellar Generation

    Join Dr. Anna Frebel and PhysicsCentral podcast host Meg Rosenburg in a search for the oldest stars in the universe!

    Of Ice Cores and Isotopes

    Of Ice Cores and Isotopes

    Ice cores contain air bubbles that have been encased for close to a million years! Find out what we can learn from this ancient oxygen in this week's PhysicsCentral podcast!

    The Truth About Gravitational Waves

    The Truth About Gravitational Waves

    Host Meg Rosenburg journeys to the Hanford observatory for an exclusive interview with one of the scientists behind LIGO's detection of gravitational waves!

    A New Ninth Planet?

    A New Ninth Planet?

    Is there a ninth planet in the solar system lurking somewhere in the inky depths of space? Learn about Vulcan, Planet X, and the history of planetary astronomy in this week's PhysicsCentral podcast!

    Physics and the Smell of Snow

    Physics and the Smell of Snow

    Can we smell a snowstorm before it begins? On today's podcast, were joined by olfactory scientist Pamela Dalton, a researcher at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, to explore the physics behind that crisp, snowy scent.

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