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    [Space Bites] SpaceX To Boost Hubble, NASA Smashes Asteroid, Exciting Enceladus Discoveries

    [Space Bites] SpaceX To Boost Hubble, NASA Smashes Asteroid, Exciting Enceladus Discoveries

    Humanity moved an asteroid on purpose for the first time in history. Juno flies past Jupiter. A possible mission to boost Hubble, and a mysterious blob is orbiting Milky Way’s supermassive black hole.


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    00:00 - Intro
    00:39 - DART successfully smashed into asteroid Dimorphos


    https://www.universetoday.com/157794/this-is-the-last-thing-dart-saw-as-it-smashed-into-its-asteroid-target/

    05:05 - SpaceX wants to boost Hubble's orbit


    https://www.universetoday.com/157844/nasa-spacex-hubble-reboost/

    06:30 - SLS launch delayed. Again


    https://www.universetoday.com/157806/as-hurricane-ian-bears-down-on-florida-nasa-decides-to-roll-artemis-1-back-to-the-assembly-building/

    08:38 - Mysterious blob orbiting Milky Way's black hole


    https://www.universetoday.com/157730/theres-a-blob-of-gas-orbiting-around-the-milky-ways-supermassive-black-hole/

    11:11 - Webb Sees Sand in Brown Dwarf’s Atmosphere


    https://www.universetoday.com/157617/webb-scans-a-nearby-brown-dwarf-and-finds-it-has-clouds-made-of-sand/

    12:43 - Support us on Patreon
    13:28 - Zhurong Looks Beneath Utopia Basin


    https://english.cas.cn/research/highlight/astronomy/202209/t20220926_320768.shtml

    15:24 - Enceladus Is Even More Habitable Than Expected


    https://www.universetoday.com/157703/it-appears-that-enceladus-is-even-more-habitable-than-we-thought/

    16:46 - Juno’s Flyby of Europa


    https://www.universetoday.com/157855/europa-extreme-closeup-nasa-juno/

    18:01 - Outro


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    • 19 min
    [Bonus] Alternatives to Dark Matter by Paul Sutter

    [Bonus] Alternatives to Dark Matter by Paul Sutter

    This is a bonus from my friend Paul Sutter. It is an episode from his podcast ''Ask A Spaceman'. He explains possible alternatives to Dark Matter, which is a very popular question in my Q&A episodes. Enjoy!


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    • 43 min
    [Q&A] Antimatter Black Holes, Wen Hop, Life Around Brown Dwarfs

    [Q&A] Antimatter Black Holes, Wen Hop, Life Around Brown Dwarfs

    In this week's Questions and Answers show, I explain what would happen when an antimatter black hole collides with a regular black hole, I try to estimate when Starship is going to make an orbital launch, and wonder if there could be life around brown dwarf stars.


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    In this week's Questions and Answers show, I explain what would happen when an antimatter black hole collides with a regular black hole, I try to estimate when Starship is going to make an orbital launch, and wonder if there could be life around brown dwarf stars.


    00:00 Start
    00:44 What will happen with New Horizons now?
    04:20 What lies beyond the Cosmic Microwave Background?
    08:12 When will we see an actual picture of an exoplanet?
    10:59 Could there be life around a brown dwarf?
    13:47 When will the SpaceX orbital test happen?
    15:28 Will we find gravitational waves in the CMB?
    19:49 How could we know if the Universe collided with another universe?
    22:04 Is Titan moving away from Saturn?
    24:09 Could there be antimatter black holes?
    26:04 Could we fly into Jupiter?
    28:20 Will gas giants die?
    30:45 Is there an edge to the Universe?
    31:55 When will the CMB no longer be detectable?
    33:26 How will we block radiation on the Lunar Gateway?


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    • 37 min
    [Meet The Team] Nancy Atkinson, Senior Editor

    [Meet The Team] Nancy Atkinson, Senior Editor

    This week's behind the scenes interview is with Universe Today's senior editor, Nancy Atkinson. Nancy has been writing for Universe Today since the early days and has contributed thousands of articles. She's also a mentor to newer writers on the team.


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    00:00:00 - Intro
    00:01:04 - Meet Nancy Atkinson
    00:06:29 - How space writing changes one's life
    00:09:00 - Writing books
    00:13:28 - Favourite people to interview
    00:20:54 - Drawing a line between being factual and casual
    00:24:59 - Advice for future journalists
    00:28:46 - Outro


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    • 29 min
    [Space Bites] JWST Problems, Newborn Quasar, Detecting Exoplanets with Lagrange Points

    [Space Bites] JWST Problems, Newborn Quasar, Detecting Exoplanets with Lagrange Points

    James Webb has a problem with one of its most important instruments, SLS completes a crucial test before the next launch attempt, Europe wants to rival Crew Dragon and Starliner, and a new quasar is about to be born.


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    00:00 - Intro
    00:32 - SLS Passes Important Tanking Test


    https://blogs.nasa.gov/artemis/2022/09/21/artemis-cryogenic-demonstration-test-concludes-all-objectives-met

    02:37 - Starship Updates. Booster 7 Hot Fire with 7 Engines
    03:50 - James Webb Has Problems with MIRI


    https://www.universetoday.com/157695/jwst-partially-stops-observations-after-suffering-instrument-problem/

    05:19 - JWST looks at Neptune and its rings


    https://www.universetoday.com/157709/neptune-and-its-rings-glow-in-webb-telescopes-portrait/

    06:17 - Webb also looks at Mars


    https://www.universetoday.com/157675/webb-turns-its-infrared-gaze-on-mars/

    07:54 - SUSIE. Europe's take on crewed capsules


    https://www.universetoday.com/157666/is-europe-building-its-own-starship-not-exactly/

    09:23 - A quasar about to be born


    https://www.universetoday.com/157596/a-galaxy-with-ten-times-the-mass-of-the-milky-way-is-preparing-to-become-a-quasar/

    10:40 - Sun-like star orbiting a black hole


    https://www.universetoday.com/157655/astronomers-find-a-sun-like-star-orbiting-a-nearby-black-hole/

    11:53 - Detecting exoplanets with Lagrange points


    https://www.universetoday.com/157651/a-new-way-to-discover-planets-astronomers-detect-an-exoplanet-by-seeing-its-trojan-belts/

    13:20 - Get ready for DART impact


    https://www.universetoday.com/157509/dart-sees-asteroid-didymos-for-the-first-time-in-two-weeks-itll-crash-into-the-moon/

    15:01 - Channel updates
    16:32 - Outro


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    Interviews:



    Dr Brian Keating https://youtu.be/NpopOD2DcX8
    Lee McIntyre https://youtu.be/DrlsuLMnQ2I
    Les Johnson https://youtu.be/vZhDbzdqAWQ


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    • 17 min
    [Interview] Solar Sail Propulsion: Reality VS Fiction with Les Johnson

    [Interview] Solar Sail Propulsion: Reality VS Fiction with Les Johnson

    Les Johnson is the Principle Investigator with NASA's upcoming Near-Earth Asteroid Scout mission that will fly on the SLS and test solar sail navigation. But at the same time, he's a science fiction author. So, in this interview, we discussed both these sides of his life.


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    00:00 - Intro
    01:01 - Meet Les Johnson
    02:19 - Working at NASA and being a science fiction writer at the same time
    06:50 - Solar sails proplusion
    10:29 - Flying towards the Sun with solar sails
    14:32 - Near-Earth Asteroid Scout mission flying on the SLS
    21:07 - Why so few solar sails are used now
    27:07 - What's the future of solar sails
    39:07 - Methods of interstellar exploration
    53:02 - Role of science fiction in modern space exploration
    01:00:10 - Outro


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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
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261 Ratings

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Great podcast

I have received quite an education on astronomy listening to this podcast. It is a wonderful resource for the lay person interested in learning more about space and the steps we are taking to explore more of it.

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