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The 365 Days of Astronomy podcast launched in 2009 as part of the International Year of Astronomy. This community podcast continues to bring you day after day of content across the years. Everyday, a new voice, helping you see the universe we share in a new way. This show is managed by Avivah Yamani, edited by Richard Drumm. This podcast is funded through Patreon.com/CosmoQuestX and produced out of the Planetary Science Institute.

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The 365 Days of Astronomy podcast launched in 2009 as part of the International Year of Astronomy. This community podcast continues to bring you day after day of content across the years. Everyday, a new voice, helping you see the universe we share in a new way. This show is managed by Avivah Yamani, edited by Richard Drumm. This podcast is funded through Patreon.com/CosmoQuestX and produced out of the Planetary Science Institute.

    Travelers in the Night Eps. 577 & 578: Comet Fuls & First PHA

    Travelers in the Night Eps. 577 & 578: Comet Fuls & First PHA

    Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org
    Today's 2 topics:
    - Carson Fuls discovered C/2019 Y2 (Fuls), a Jupiter family comet, in the constellation Leo.
    - Greg Leonard discovered 2020 AD3,the first potentially hazardous asteroid of 2020, in the obscure constellation of Crater.
     
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    • 5 min
    Astro Folklore - The Battle of the Sun and the Moon

    Astro Folklore - The Battle of the Sun and the Moon

    Hosted by Avivah Yamani, the Director of the podcast.
    This is a folklore from Mentawai at the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia, about people’s interpretation of the sun and the moon as well as why they have hotter days.
     
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    • 6 min
    Guide To Space - Water Vapor Seen in the Atmosphere of an Exoplanet

    Guide To Space - Water Vapor Seen in the Atmosphere of an Exoplanet

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E45bbjY3ZI8
    We’re learning more and more about extrasolar planets, and for the first time, astronomers have discovered water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star. The planet is located in the habitable zone of its star, so this might even be rain.
     
    Of course, it’s not all good news, it’s much more massive than Earth, with higher gravity, and is probably bathed in radiation from its red dwarf star. But, it’s a good start in the search for habitable places in the Universe, places where there might be life.
     
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    • 8 min
    Famous Women Astronomers - Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell

    Famous Women Astronomers - Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell

    The discovery of the first known pulsar was the event that made Bell Burnell famous. She was doing work for her PhD at the Mullard Radio Observatory just outside Cambridge. She chose to study the hot, new field of quasars, quasi-stellar objects, for her doctoral dissertation.
     
    She was working with a radio telescope array that was designed by her advisor, Dr. Hewish. For 2 years she had helped build the grandly named Interplanetary Scintillation Array, or ISA, from 1965 to 1967.
     
    The ISA’s a fixed array of thousands of 3.7 meter dipole antennas that can scan the entire northern sky as the Earth spins on its axis each day. The array was used in Tony Hewish’s research of scintillating quasars. These pulsar things were not what they were looking for, not even remotely on their radar!
     
    The output of signals from the radio receiver was written on a strip of paper by a paper chart recorder, generating a huge amount of paper each day, as much as 29 meters!
     
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    • 12 min
    The Daily Space - Fossilized Remains of Hydrothermal Microbes Found

    The Daily Space - Fossilized Remains of Hydrothermal Microbes Found

    The fossilized remains of methane-cycling microbes have been found in exposed sedimentary seafloor rocks in South Africa. These microbes, dating back 3.42 billion years, could extend the fossil record back to when life first began on Earth. Plus, teenage exoplanets orbit sibling stars and gamma ray bursts happen on schedule.
     
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    • 17 min
    Cheap Astronomy - Dear CA #71: Space is Hard & Mars is Harder

    Cheap Astronomy - Dear CA #71: Space is Hard & Mars is Harder

    Is there any point in ‘Nuking' Mars?
    In a word, no. The idea, famously championed by Elon Musk is that we should drop thermonuclear bombs on Mars poles, releasing large volumes of water vapour and carbon dioxide, which will bulk out Mars exceedingly thin atmosphere – and since both water and CO2 are greenhouse gases they should warm up the planet.
    How are we going to get home from Mars?
    Sorry we can’t seem to get off doing podcasts about Mars lately – and that is the topic of today’s podcast. How can we get off Mars? Getting something onto the surface of Mars in one piece is a major technical challenge.
     
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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
256 Ratings

256 Ratings

Ziggy911 ,

Good podcast but lose the guitar solo intro

I like to listen to the 365 podcast when I go to bed or during a Sunday afternoon nap.

I have one request, please change the intro/outro music (guitar riffs) to something a little quieter. While relaxing or dozing I’m suddenly shocked and awakened by the loud guitar riffs between shows. Maybe some atmospheric space music.

I want to learn about astronomy not attend a Van Halen concert. Astronomy lends itself to a quieter, more introspective mind state. To begin and end the podcast with sudden, loud guitar riffs almost jolts me out of bed and is quite annoying.

Otherwise I like the idea of a variety of podcasts like 365. It would be just about perfect if not for the loud music.

#10 more after the last 10 ,

Like NASA

As NASA should, I hope they stick to space and leave the climate alone.
Awesome Podcast though...

jacobgroce ,

Decent pod

Good content. Plz cut out the weird noises to bleep the curse words.

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