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Hear the stories behind the exploration of outer space.

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Hear the stories behind the exploration of outer space.

    Season Two, Episode 10: Comets: A Love Story

    Season Two, Episode 10: Comets: A Love Story

    Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker’s love of exploration changed our understanding of the cosmos.

    Season Two, Episode 9: Hunting in the Dark for Monsters

    Season Two, Episode 9: Hunting in the Dark for Monsters

    Finding black rocks in the darkness of space isn’t easy, but new methods could help spot them all.

    Season Two, Episode 8: Diamonds in the Ice

    Season Two, Episode 8: Diamonds in the Ice

    Every year, intrepid Antarctica explorers hunt for space rocks that have fallen to Earth.

    Season Two, Episode 7: Planet Asteroid

    Season Two, Episode 7: Planet Asteroid

    What’s in a name? Whether you call it a planet or an asteroid, missions that explore small worlds are always exciting.

    Season Two, Episode 6: The Prospects of Heavy Metal

    Season Two, Episode 6: The Prospects of Heavy Metal

    Asteroids, ho! Pioneering space miners dream of Psyche, the largest metal asteroid in the solar system.

    Season Two, Episode 5: Catch a Falling Star

    Season Two, Episode 5: Catch a Falling Star

    Why are missions like OSIRIS-REx bringing pieces of an asteroid back home?

Customer Reviews

Newbeginner12321 ,

Full score but still....

Hi,
Really really love your podcast!! If I can put my little finger on one thing, it must be the absence of the use of the metric system. Yes, I know you probably have more listeners from the states who are used to the customary units, and it might be wrong to have the majority of listeners having to rewire their heads instantaneously when all these facts and figures are pouring out from the earbuds.

Anyway, I don’t expect you to change this, but now I’ve at least said it

PS: But I really hope one day that we all can agree on one system (metric that is), at least in the field of science.

Love
Bjornar Aker Christensen
Norway

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