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The Guide to Space is a series of space and astronomy podcasts by Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe Today

    858: Interstellar Meteorite Underwater // Shortest Day Ever // Earth's Magnetosphere Collapse

    858: Interstellar Meteorite Underwater // Shortest Day Ever // Earth's Magnetosphere Collapse

    An interstellar meteorite could be hiding in the ocean. Why doesn’t Jupiter have rings like Saturn. The time when Earth’s magnetic field almost collapsed. The shortest day on Earth, and Planet 9 is running out of places to hide.


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    00:00 - Intro
    00:45 - Why Jupiter doesn’t have massive rings
    https://www.universetoday.com/156887/jupiters-giant-moons-prevent-it-from-having-rings-like-saturn/
    02:37 - Searching for Interstellar Meteor Underwater
    https://www.universetoday.com/157009/an-interstellar-meteor-struck-the-earth-in-2014-and-now-scientists-want-to-search-for-it-at-the-bottom-of-the-ocean/
    04:27 - Long March 5B has fallen
    https://www.universetoday.com/156962/chinas-long-march-rocket-booster-makes-uncontrolled-reentry-back-to-earth/
    05:18 - The shortest day in history
    07:17 - Super fast destruction by a black hole
    https://www.universetoday.com/156811/a-black-hole-can-tear-a-neutron-star-apart-in-less-than-2-seconds/
    09:13 - Planet 9 is running out of places to hide
    https://www.universetoday.com/156975/planet-9-is-running-out-of-places-to-hide/
    11:36 - Earth's magnetic field almost collapsed fairly recently
    https://www.universetoday.com/156969/earths-magnetic-field-almost-completely-collapsed-550-million-years-ago/
    14:00 - Even citizen astronomers get time on JWST
    https://www.universetoday.com/156978/even-citizen-scientists-are-getting-time-on-jwst/
    15:32 - New cool pictures from JWST
    https://www.universetoday.com/156994/jwst-turns-its-gaze-on-the-cartwheel-galaxy/
    16:43 - Outro


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    Producer: Anton Pozdnyakov
    Editing: Artem Pozdnyakov


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    857: JWST Damage Assessment // Two New Mars Helicopters // Teaching Robots to Die

    857: JWST Damage Assessment // Two New Mars Helicopters // Teaching Robots to Die

    It's time for our weekly Spacebites news segment. This week we learn how JWST is doing after its micrometeorite strike, two more helicopters are flying to Mars, and how do you stop the Milky Way from turning into self-replicating robot probes?


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    00:00 - Intro
    00:27 - How bad the JWST damage really is
    https://www.universetoday.com/156793/you-can-see-where-jwst-took-a-direct-hit-from-a-micrometeorite-on-one-of-its-mirrors/
    03:41 - China launches space station module
    https://www.universetoday.com/156896/china-has-added-a-science-module-to-its-new-space-station/
    06:48 - Two new helicopters going to Mars
    https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-will-inspire-world-when-it-returns-mars-samples-to-earth-in-2033
    08:38 - Teaching Robots to die
    https://www.universetoday.com/156778/before-we-develop-self-replicating-machines-to-explore-the-universe-we-should-figure-out-how-to-turn-them-off-again/
    10:27 - Most sensitive dark matter detector
    https://www.universetoday.com/156900/the-worlds-most-sensitive-dark-matter-detector-has-come-online/
    12:16 - NASA needs your help
    https://www.universetoday.com/156829/nasa-wants-your-help-designing-a-starshade-to-observe-exoplanets/
    14:27 - Surprisingly comfortable lava tubes
    https://www.universetoday.com/156932/lava-tubes-on-the-moon-maintain-comfortable-room-temperatures-inside/
    16:09 - Outro


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    856: SLS Launch Date // Falcon Heavy Gets Flagship NASA Telescope // Dormant Black Hole

    856: SLS Launch Date // Falcon Heavy Gets Flagship NASA Telescope // Dormant Black Hole

    SLS finally gets a launch date for Artemis I, JWST keeps giving the goodness, Percy finds another weird thing on Mars, astronomers find a dormant black hole and NASA will launch a flagship telescope on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy.


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    00:00 - Intro
    00:33 - More from JWST
    https://www.universetoday.com/156799/heres-m74-like-youve-never-seen-it-before-thanks-to-judy-schmidt-and-jwst/
    04:46 - SLS launch date announced
    06:02 - Nancy Grace Roman Telescope will fly on Falcon Heavy
    https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-awards-launch-services-contract-for-roman-space-telescope/
    07:35 - VIPER Moon rover gets delayed
    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-replans-clps-delivery-of-viper-to-2024-to-reduce-risk/
    08:27 - NASA could cancel Psyche mission
    https://www.universetoday.com/156798/uh-oh-nasa-is-reviewing-psyche-and-may-terminate-the-mission/
    09:33 - Weird String-Like Object Found on Mars
    https://www.universetoday.com/156775/weird-string-like-object-found-on-mars-probably-dropped-by-the-rover/
    10:30 - New approach to asteroid mining
    https://www.universetoday.com/156729/two-spacecraft-could-work-together-to-capture-an-asteroid-and-bring-it-close-to-earth-for-mining/
    12:15 - Strongest magnet in the Universe
    https://www.universetoday.com/156722/a-new-record-for-the-strongest-magnetic-field-seen-in-the-universe-1-6-billion-tesla/
    13:10 - Dormant black hole found
    https://www.universetoday.com/156815/a-dormant-black-hole-has-been-discovered-just-outside-the-milky-way/
    14:39 - Outro


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    • 15 min
    855: Booster 7's BOOM, Nuclear Mission to Neptune, More JWST Images | Space Bites

    855: Booster 7's BOOM, Nuclear Mission to Neptune, More JWST Images | Space Bites

    Even more pictures from James Webb Space Telescope, China's planning a mission to Neptune, SpaceX's Booster 7 suffers from an explosion, black holes are messy eaters, going under Europa's ice crust and more.


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    My JWST Special: https://youtu.be/0VNQ6_hSA8o
    @Dr. Becky : https://youtu.be/uZeEhUCAeac
    @Anton Petrov : https://youtu.be/mMyJOVQdZy8
    @Joe Scott https://youtu.be/UGK5eIuWxb4


    Videos about SpaceX's Booster 7 explosion


    @NASASpaceflight https://youtu.be/05Yiw7_JTXY
    @Scott Manley https://youtu.be/dU4B9Xk7x7c


    00:00 - Intro
    00:37 - More images from JWST
    https://www.universetoday.com/156696/theyre-here-check-out-the-first-images-from-the-james-webb-space-telescope/
    Reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/space/comments/vw148t/locations_of_the_first_5_imagesdata_of_the_james/
    04:49 - SpaceX Booster 7 goes BOOM
    07:22 - Nuclear Neptune Mission
    https://www.universetoday.com/156509/china-is-considering-a-nuclear-powered-mission-to-neptune/
    09:41 - Support us on Patreon
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    10:00 - Black hole fails to eat a star
    https://www.universetoday.com/156714/a-star-came-too-close-to-a-black-hole-and-was-torn-apart-surprisingly-little-actually-went-in/
    11:12 - NIAC for Europa's sub-surface robots
    https://www.universetoday.com/156529/a-swarm-of-swimming-robots-to-search-for-life-under-the-ice-on-europa/
    12:49 - Outro


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    • 13 min
    854: JWST First Full-Color Images Explained

    854: JWST First Full-Color Images Explained

    NASA finally released James Webb's first full-color images. We have 5 great photos of different regions of space. So, in this video we're digesting all the great pictures we got from JWST.


    00:00 - Intro
    00:49 - Deep Field
    04:37 - Exoplanet
    07:26 - Stellar Death
    10:12 - Galaxy
    12:12 - Stellar Birth
    14:27 - Outro


    More about the first JWST images: https://www.universetoday.com/156696/theyre-here-check-out-the-first-images-from-the-james-webb-space-telescope/


    The Big Q: JWST https://youtu.be/tadR5fUatHo
    Interview with Noble Prize Laureate John Mather https://youtu.be/S1dOwht6D30
    Interview with Dr. Klaus Pontoppidan https://youtu.be/6wg8d-gwTMI
    Interview with Lee Feinberg, Optical Telescope Manager https://youtu.be/0pEmQ1zpKtI


    Host: Fraser Cain
    Producer: Anton Pozdnyakov
    Editing: Artem Pozdnyakov


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    • 17 min
    852: Turning Starship into 9m Telescope, Lunar Gravitational Lens, Robotic Exploration | Q&A 190

    852: Turning Starship into 9m Telescope, Lunar Gravitational Lens, Robotic Exploration | Q&A 190

    In this week's questions and answers show, I explain how Starship will enable enormous space telescopes, if James Webb can look at Hubble, and if future astronomers will have any way of learning about the expansion of the Universe and the Big Bang.


    00:00 Start
    01:46 Could Starship be a telescope?
    04:26 Can JWST see Hubble?
    06:10 Will elliptical galaxies restart star formation?
    08:00 Will future civilizations know about the Big Bang?
    11:38 How will the Lunar Gateway change robotic space exploration?
    14:34 Where are the flagship missions?
    15:50 How does artificial gravity work in space?
    16:55 How many useful gravitational lenses are there out there?
    19:11 What lies beyond space?
    20:10 Will we definitively prove life beyond Earth?
    23:57 Could you use the Moon as a gravitational lens?
    24:40 Can we look back in time somehow?
    26:10 Are there good careers in astronomy?
    29:19 Could we learn anything getting close to black holes?


    Want to be part of the questions show? Ask a short question on any video on my channel. I gather a bunch up each week and answer them here.


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    • 32 min

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Politics, sports or space?

Space wins!

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Topical

Interesting and current topics about all things you see when you look up.
Love the show AND the newsletter! Very concise info about all the latest space news

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Great podcast!

Keep up the good work. Like the news update segment too

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