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

    Episode 728: Interview: Oumuamua, Aliens and Astrophysics with Dr. Avi Loeb

    Episode 728: Interview: Oumuamua, Aliens and Astrophysics with Dr. Avi Loeb

    Professor Avi Loeb is a theoretical physicist from Harvard who has worked on many advances in space and astrophysics. He helped predict exoplanet discoveries using microlensing, worked on the mathematics for the Event Horizon Telescope, and has many fascinating opinions about the search for extraterrestrials.


    https://lweb.cfa.harvard.edu/~loeb/


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    Episode 727: Interview: Vera Rubin and Time-Domain Astronomy with Dr. James Davenport

    Episode 727: Interview: Vera Rubin and Time-Domain Astronomy with Dr. James Davenport

    My guest is Dr. James Davenport, a research assistant professor at the University of Washington. In addition to his research into magnetically active stars, James focuses on large-scale, time-domain astronomy.


    He's also a prolific communicator here on YouTube, breaking down complicated scientific topics and documenting astronomy meetings for the general public.


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg6zx6fQG_Xo639TIjwJSZA


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    Episode 726: Q&A 141: Is It Ethical To Send Humans to Mars? And More...

    Episode 726: Q&A 141: Is It Ethical To Send Humans to Mars? And More...

    In this week's questions show, I tackle some challenging questions, like the ethics of sending humans to Mars, and whether it's better to focus on our efforts on Earth or on space exploration. Should we welcome a Carrington Event? Are there any serious competitors to SpaceX in the market right now?


    00:00 Start
    00:49 Is it ethical to send people to Mars?
    04:01 Welcoming a Carrington Event?
    07:07 Is Starship legitimate?
    12:09 Should we spend money on space or Earth?
    16:36 Is there a limit to gravitational assists?
    19:46 Is there a use for small space telescopes?
    22:04 Could something stand completely still?
    23:24 Are there any serious contenders to SpaceX?
    25:49 Will Mars have more asteroid strikes?
    27:14 Will the Lunar Gateway be important?
    30:58 Is it frustrating for mission name changes?
    32:22 Could we ever accelerate at 1g?
    33:33 Why do stars weigh so much?
    35:11 Is something past the Great Attractor?


    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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    Astronomy Cast: Award-winning, long-running deep dive into space and astronomy with Fraser and Dr. Pamela Gay.
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    Episode 725: Q&A 140: Are the Stars We Can See Special in Any Way? And More...

    Episode 725: Q&A 140: Are the Stars We Can See Special in Any Way? And More...

    In this week's questions show, I talk about the stars we can see with our own eyes. Are they special? How long does it take solar flares to reach Earth? How will crimes on Mars be prosecuted?


    00:00 Start
    00:39 What types of stars can we see?
    02:07 How long does it take for a solar flare to reach us?
    04:19 Will I watch Foundation?
    05:39 Crimes on Mars?
    08:31 How will future spaceships slow down?
    11:06 End of the Earth conspiracy theories
    14:22 Will today's children live long enough to see interstellar flight?
    16:41 Is an Earth-Mars cycler feasible?
    19:13 Should we build a giant telescope on the Moon?
    22:27 What does space look like, from space?
    25:13 Could we see 4th dimensional beings?
    28:04 What elements are in the solar winds?
    28:48 Will Starship have to launch from the ocean?
    31:05 Are there stars forming right now?
    33:43 Should we land on Mercury?


    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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    Astronomy Cast: Award-winning, long-running deep dive into space and astronomy with Fraser and Dr. Pamela Gay.
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    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/astronomy-cast/id191636169?mt=2
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    Episode 724: Q&A 139: Could We Give the Moon an Atmosphere? And More...

    Episode 724: Q&A 139: Could We Give the Moon an Atmosphere? And More...

    In this week's questions show, I answer questions about supernovae, how we could terraform the Moon, and why is Starlink so expensive?


    00:00 Start
    00:55 When is the next Star Party?
    06:21 When will we have better images of exoplanets?
    09:25 Am I afraid of another Carrington Event?
    13:03 How do astronomers book telescopes?
    16:33 Can giant stars have smaller stars orbiting them?
    19:31 Have I seen Space Sweepers?
    20:17 Could we give the Moon an atmosphere?
    21:48 Why not go to Ganymede?
    23:53 How many times will SpaceX use boosters?
    26:19 Is there still volcanism on Mars?
    30:29 How will we measure age in the Universe?
    33:46 Do I watch K-Dramas?
    37:05 Why do supernovae leave different remnants?
    40:30 Babylon 5 vs DS9
    42:13 Why is Starlink so expensive?


    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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    Episode 723: Q&A 138: When Will Starships Stop Exploding? And More...

    Episode 723: Q&A 138: When Will Starships Stop Exploding? And More...

    In this week's questions show, I talk about how dark matter seems to clump differently from regular matter. When will Starships stop exploding? And what do I think about the Stellina telescope?


    Image credit: Everyday Astronaut
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6uKrU_WqJ1R2HMTY3LIx5Q


    00:00 Start
    00:36 Does dark matter clump?
    05:35 When will Starships stop exploding?
    10:33 What do I think about the Stellina telescope?
    14:44 Do I think there's a bias against searching for life?
    19:27 What will the far future of the Universe look like?
    22:48 Where is the edge of space?
    23:55 Do I recommend Babylon 5?
    25:20 What about Battlestar Galactica?
    26:17 Would I take a trip around the Moon?
    29:19 What if a black hole met a white hole?
    29:55 What's the state of James Webb?
    31:18 What if Venus had a moon?
    34:20 Is there a solution for Starship's legs?
    37:55 Will Artemis prove we went to the Moon?
    40:20 Could we build the Enterprise today?
    44:07 Could we crowdfund space missions?
    47:20 Will ping times doom interplanetary gameplay?
    48:26 How do black holes have gravity?


    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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    Astronomy Cast: Award-winning, long-running deep dive into space and astronomy with Fraser and Dr. Pamela Gay.
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