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All things Space – news, travel, discoveries, the mysteries, and more…with world renown and respected Astronomer at Large Professor Fred Watson and Sci-Fi Author, Broadcaster/Journalist Andrew Dunkley.

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All things Space – news, travel, discoveries, the mysteries, and more…with world renown and respected Astronomer at Large Professor Fred Watson and Sci-Fi Author, Broadcaster/Journalist Andrew Dunkley.

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    Venus - New Information

    Venus - New Information

    We've got a bunch of really interesting and quite provocative stories this week.

    A story about how volcanism might have shaped the atmosphere of the planet Venus.

    And another story about something we’ve never talked about and that is filaments in the centers of galaxies. I used to think of a filament as being something that lit up a light bulb although they don't have that anymore, but these are filaments of hot gas which have been detected and are really quite mysterious.

    And we'll answer questions about anti-matter and anti-protons, space junk, relativity, and one question we don't really understand, but it came from Rusty in Western Australia. So that's understandable in itself.

    That's all coming up on this edition of Space Nuts, episode 333.

    Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
    Space Nuts Episode 333 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley

    Download from your favorite podcast distributor or visit our website at www.spacenuts.io

    Have you checked out our new daily news podcast, Astronomy Daily – The Podcast, just visit our website at https://spacenuts.io or our HQ at https://bitesz.com And now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartradio, Pocketcasts and most other podcast apps.
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    If you find value in Andrew & Fred’s work, you might like to consider buying them a coffee. They’d really appreciate the break. Thank you… https://www.buymeacoffee.com/spacenuts
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    • 49 min
    The Crazy Shapes of Our Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope's Recent Discoveries

    The Crazy Shapes of Our Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope's Recent Discoveries

    The James Webb Space Telescope has analyzed the atmosphere of an exoplanet and found astonishing new evidence of water vapor, carbon dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. In this episode, you will learn:
    1. The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered new atmospheric compositions on the exoplanet Wasp-39b, including sulfur dioxide, potassium, and carbon monoxide.
    2. The shape of our galaxy may be more complicated than previously thought, with a halo of stars and other objects surrounding the disk of stars.
    3. The Gaia spacecraft has measured the positions and motions of stars with unprecedented accuracy, providing new insights into the structure of our galaxy.

    "The latest results, though, they were pretty impressive, what we've heard so far. But the ones that we're seeing now are really quite staggering because the Webb using its infrared equipment in a way that lets you investigate the atmosphere of this planet as it passes in front of its parent

    I'm joined by Professor Fred Watson on Space Nuts, where we talk astronomy, space science, and how to solve some of your pet problems. We're discussing a new discovery by the James Webb Space Telescope which analyzed the atmosphere of an exoplanet and found some astonishing results. We're also looking at the true shape of our galaxy, which turns out to be more like a football than a sphere. And with the World Cup on, I thought we would have been no, not at all. We're going to answer questions about Jodrell bank and surprise, surprise, dark matter and black holes all coming up on the very next edition, this one of Space Nuts
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    • 47 min
    Artemis-1 - Mission Underway

    Artemis-1 - Mission Underway

    Coming up on this edition, We will be talking at last about the launch of Artemis 1, which is just fabulous news. And we'll talk about that mission.
    On the other side of the coin, some documentary makers have discovered a chunk
    of the Challenger shuttle in the Atlantic Ocean, which is a somber reminder of tragedies past.
    And astronomers have found a black hole. And if you open your door, there it is. It's fairly close to earth.
    Plus audience questions coming up today, about spin launch the Barnard 68 Void and Sagittarius A star, all on this edition of Space Nuts.

    Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
    Space Nuts Episode 331 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley

    Download from your favorite podcast distributor or visit our website at www.spacenuts.io

    Have you checked out our new daily news podcast, Astronomy Daily – The Podcast, just visit our website at https://spacenuts.io or our HQ at https://bitesz.com And now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartradio, Pocketcasts and most other podcast apps.
    The Space Nuts Premium edition is now available on Spotify for our Supercast subscribers. To access the premium feed, just log in to your Spotify account and do a search. Use your current Supercast subscriber details to unlock the premium content. If you’d like to become a subscriber, just visit https://spacenuts.supercast.tech and sign up. You even get a 30-day free trial to see if it’s right for you. Nothing to lose.
    Premium Editions also now available via subscription through Apple Podcasts…again with a 30-day free trial.
    For more Space Nuts, visit our websites. Links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ
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    Are you a Discord fan? If so…come and join our ever-growing community. https://discord.gg/V4822WSmnJ
    If you find value in Andrew & Fred’s work, you might like to consider buying them a coffee. They’d really appreciate the break. Thank you… https://www.buymeacoffee.com/spacenuts

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    • 45 min
    AMA

    AMA

    We've got an episode that divides by five. So, it means it's all questions.
    And we've got a range of questions today, which cover the whole universe, basically. Several about the moon, which is a great one because by chance today there is an eclipse of the moon.
    But they range from that out to vertical particles in the universe and the origin of dark matter.

    Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
    Space Nuts Episode 330 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley

    Download from your favorite podcast distributor or visit our website at www.spacenuts.io

    Have you checked out our new daily news podcast, Astronomy Daily – The Podcast, just visit our website at https://spacenuts.io or our HQ at https://bitesz.com And now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartradio, Pocketcasts and most other podcast apps.

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    The Space Nuts Premium edition is now available on Spotify for our Supercast subscribers. To access the premium feed, just log in to your Spotify account and do a search. Use your current Supercast subscriber details to unlock the premium content. If you’d like to become a subscriber, just visit https://spacenuts.supercast.tech and sign up. You even get a 30-day free trial to see if it’s right for you. Nothing to lose.
    Premium Editions also now available via subscription through Apple Podcasts…again with a 30-day free trial.
    For more Space Nuts, visit our websites. Links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ
    New: Listen to Space Nuts on your favorite app with the Universal listen link: https://spacenutspodcast.com/listen

    Are you a Discord fan? If so…come and join our ever-growing community. https://discord.gg/V4822WSmnJ

    If you find value in Andrew & Fred’s work, you might like to consider buying them a coffee. They’d really appreciate the break. Thank you… https://www.buymeacoffee.com/spacenuts

    • 42 min
    The Debate Rages On - Is There Water on Mars?

    The Debate Rages On - Is There Water on Mars?

    In this episode we're going to revisit Andrew’s favorite planet again with this continuing debate about whether there is liquid water underneath Mars' South polar ice cap that's taken a new turn, there is more news to talk about, which is very interesting. Plus, we look at some really exciting observations of what you might call prebiotic molecules, the kind of molecules that make up the building blocks of life, how they are affected by nearby black holes. Worked that one out. Plus listener questions. It’s all in Space Nuts 329.Enjoy!

    Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
    Space Nuts Episode 329 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley

    Download from your favorite podcast distributor or visit our website at www.spacenuts.io

    Have you checked out our new daily news podcast, Astronomy Daily – The Podcast, just visit our website at https://spacenuts.io or our HQ at https://bitesz.com And now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartradio, Pocketcasts and most other podcast apps.
    The Space Nuts Premium edition is now available on Spotify for our Supercast subscribers. To access the premium feed, just log in to your Spotify account and do a search. Use your current Supercast subscriber details to unlock the premium content. If you’d like to become a subscriber, just visit https://spacenuts.supercast.tech and sign up. You even get a 30-day free trial to see if it’s right for you. Nothing to lose.
    Premium Editions also now available via subscription through Apple Podcasts…again with a 30-day free trial.
    For more Space Nuts, visit our websites. Links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ
    New: Listen to Space Nuts on your favorite app with the Universal listen link: https://spacenutspodcast.com/listen

    Are you a Discord fan? If so…come and join our ever-growing community. https://discord.gg/V4822WSmnJ

    If you find value in Andrew & Fred’s work, you might like to consider buying them a coffee. They’d really appreciate the break. Thank you… https://www.buymeacoffee.com/spacenuts
    Sponsor Details:
    This episode of Space Nuts is brought to you by NordVPN…the highly rated VPN service and the one we personally use. Fast and secure. It’s the one you need in your life. Get the complete security package deal with four months free and 69% of for 2 years by visiting www.nordvpn.com/spacenuts or use the checkout code SPACENUTS
    #space #science #astronomy #news #podcast

    • 44 min
    Europa's Exciting New Images

    Europa's Exciting New Images

    Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
    Space Nuts Episode 328 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
    In this episode, we're going to visit Jupiter's moon Europa because there's new stuff from Europa, we've got new images which have come back from a flyby by the Juno spacecraft, plus some work about the plumes of ice that might come out of the surface of Europa.
    Then we're going to go to the distant universe to talk about gravitational lenses with some new work that has been done here in Australia.
    We'll also be answering some audience questions. Ian wants to know about Venus and Mars. It's a great Paul McCartney album. I think that's the answer to the question. Also the size of Earth, earth by perception. And Gus wants to talk about dark matter. Or do we have to - yes, we do.
    Download from your favorite podcast distributor or visit our website at www.spacenuts.io

    Have you checked out our new daily news podcast, Astronomy Daily – The Podcast, just visit our website at https://spacenuts.io or our HQ at https://bitesz.com And now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartradio, Pocketcasts and most other podcast apps.
    Sponsor Links:
    Are you a Discord fan? If so…come and join our ever-growing community. https://discord.gg/V4822WSmnJ

    If you find value in Andrew & Fred’s work, you might like to consider buying them a coffee. They’d really appreciate the break. Thank you… https://www.buymeacoffee.com/spacenuts
    This episode of Space Nuts is brought to you by NordVPN…the highly rated VPN service and the one we personally use. Fast and secure. It’s the one you need in your life. Get the complete security package deal with four months free and 69% of for 2 years by visiting www.nordvpn.com/spacenuts or use the checkout code SPACENUTS
    #podcast #space #astronomy #spacenuts #nordvpn

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

guitarsandbeaches ,

Great!

Love this podcast!

ragnellsdream ,

Always Enjoy Space Nuts

Andrew and Fred are wonderful to listen too. I never tire of This podcast. Thank you gentlemen. They are a perfect compliment to one another.

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Great Show

The best astronomy-focused podcast.

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