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

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

    Episode 642: Open Space 68: Dangers and Rewards of Moon Mining with Dr. Phil Metzger

    Episode 642: Open Space 68: Dangers and Rewards of Moon Mining with Dr. Phil Metzger

    Today I'm joined by Dr. Phil Metzger, a planetary physicist with the Planetary Science faculty at the University of Central Florida. Phil specializes in economic planetary science, helping humanity learn to prosper in space.


    https://www.philipmetzger.com/bio/


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    Team: Fraser Cain - @fcain / frasercain@gmail.com
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    Chad Weber - weber.chad@gmail.com
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    Episode 643: Open Space 69: Matt O'Dowd from PBS Space Time

    Episode 643: Open Space 69: Matt O'Dowd from PBS Space Time

    Today I'm joined by Dr. Matt O'Dowd from the successful PBS Space Time YouTube Channel. Matt is an astrophysicist and associate professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at the Lehman College of the City University of New York.


    Check out PBS Space Time here:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g


    Our Book is out!
    https://www.amazon.com/Universe-Today-Ultimate-Viewing-Cosmos/dp/1624145442/


    Audio Podcast version:
    ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/universe-today-guide-to-space-audio/id794058155?mt=2
    RSS: https://www.universetoday.com/audio


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    Weekly Space Hangout:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0-KklSGlCiJDwOPdR2EUcg/


    Astronomy Cast:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUHI67dh9jEO2rvK--MdCSg


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 641: Open Space 67: Science Communication with Susanna Kohler

    Episode 641: Open Space 67: Science Communication with Susanna Kohler

    Today I'll be joined by Susanna Kohler, an astrophysics Ph.D. and science writer for the American Astronomical Society.


    Follow Dr. Kohler on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/susannakohler


    Our Book is out!
    https://www.amazon.com/Universe-Today-Ultimate-Viewing-Cosmos/dp/1624145442/


    Audio Podcast version:
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    RSS: https://www.universetoday.com/audio


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    Weekly email newsletter:
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    Astronomy Cast:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUHI67dh9jEO2rvK--MdCSg


    Support us at: https://www.patreon.com/universetoday
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    • 59 min
    Episode 640: Open Space 66: Special Guest Jim Al-Khalili, The World According to Physics

    Episode 640: Open Space 66: Special Guest Jim Al-Khalili, The World According to Physics

    Today I'll be joined by Jim Al-Khalili, a professor of physics at the University of Surrey. He's a well-known science presenter in the UK and has written many books on science and physics. His newest book is "The World According to Physics".


    Learn more about Jim:
    https://www.jimal-khalili.com/


    Our Book is out!
    https://www.amazon.com/Universe-Today-Ultimate-Viewing-Cosmos/dp/1624145442/


    Audio Podcast version:
    ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/universe-today-guide-to-space-audio/id794058155?mt=2
    RSS: https://www.universetoday.com/audio


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    Weekly email newsletter:
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    Weekly Space Hangout:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0-KklSGlCiJDwOPdR2EUcg/


    Astronomy Cast:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUHI67dh9jEO2rvK--MdCSg


    Support us at: https://www.patreon.com/universetoday
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    Chad Weber - weber.chad@gmail.com
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    • 28 min
    Episode 639: Waterworlds. Can There Be Life Without Land?

    Episode 639: Waterworlds. Can There Be Life Without Land?

    One of the longstanding questions astronomers have had is, are we normal? Is our Solar System a template for what we might expect to see as we look out into the Milky Way at other star systems?


    As the data continues to come in, the answer to that question really seems to be no, we’re not normal. Star systems seem to have a huge variety of planets orbiting them. Familiar planets like our own terrestrial, gas and ice worlds. But then there are also super earths, mini-neptunes, hot jupiters.


    And it looks like there are planets, located in their star’s habitable zone, which are completely covered with liquid water. Like, oceans which are dozens and maybe even hundreds of kilometers deep.


    What would it be like on one of these worlds, and of course, we always want to know, could they be habitable?


    Our Book is out!
    https://www.amazon.com/Universe-Today-Ultimate-Viewing-Cosmos/dp/1624145442/


    Audio Podcast version:
    ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/universe-today-guide-to-space-audio/id794058155?mt=2
    RSS: https://www.universetoday.com/audio


    Weekly email newsletter:
    https://www.universetoday.com/newsletter


    Weekly Space Hangout:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0-KklSGlCiJDwOPdR2EUcg/


    Astronomy Cast:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUHI67dh9jEO2rvK--MdCSg


    Support us at https://www.patreon.com/universetoday
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    Team: Fraser Cain - @fcain / frasercain@gmail.com
    Karla Thompson - @karlaii / https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEItkORQYd4Wf0TpgYI_1fw
    Chad Weber - weber.chad@gmail.com


    References:
    https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/how-much-water-there-earth?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects
    https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=1385+kilometer+
    https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=1.06%C3%9710%5E19+kilograms&assumption=%22ClashPrefs%22+-%3E+%22%22
    https://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1916/
    https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.04642
    https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ab7229
    https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/large-exoplanet-could-have-the-right-conditions-for-life
    https://www.pnas.org/content/116/20/9723
    https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aad6e0
    https://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2020/02/27/waterworld
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NJSCRPeNpU
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    • 10 min
    Episode 638: Open Space 65: Rob Hoyt, Tethers Unlimited

    Episode 638: Open Space 65: Rob Hoyt, Tethers Unlimited

    My guest today is Rob Hoyt, the CEO and Chief Scientist of Tethers Unlimited. Founded in 1994, Tethers Unlimited is working on space-based assembly and manufacturing technologies.


    Learn more about the company here:
    https://www.tethers.com/


    Our Book is out!
    https://www.amazon.com/Universe-Today-Ultimate-Viewing-Cosmos/dp/1624145442/


    Audio Podcast version:
    ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/universe-today-guide-to-space-audio/id794058155?mt=2
    RSS: https://www.universetoday.com/audio


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    Weekly email newsletter:
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    Weekly Space Hangout:
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    Support us at: https://www.patreon.com/universetoday
    More stories at: https://www.universetoday.com/
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