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    Was Cosmic Dust Responsible for Life on Earth?

    Was Cosmic Dust Responsible for Life on Earth?

    What is cosmic dust? What is it made of and what can it tell us about the Universe? Could cosmic dust be responsible for life starting on Earth? Figuring it all out with Dr Craig Walton from Cambridge University.


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    https://craigwaltongeosci.wordpress.com/


    👉 How Did Early Earth Get The Ingredients for Life?
    https://youtu.be/SkWNmkoCelY


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    00:00:00 Intro
    00:01:43 What is dust
    00:08:43 Dust falling on Earth
    00:16:05 Dust and the origin of life
    00:46:30 Dust on other worlds across the Universe
    01:03:29 Current obsessions
    01:08:16 Final thoughts and more interviews


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    [Space Bites] Odysseus Moon Landing Verdict // JWST Breakthrough // SLIM Surprise

    [Space Bites] Odysseus Moon Landing Verdict // JWST Breakthrough // SLIM Surprise

    We’ve learned what happened to the Odysseus Lander. SLIM survived the lunar night. Experience a fiery trip from orbit to the Utah desert. James Webb completes one of its major science goals.


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    00:00 Intro
    00:15 What really happened with Odysseus


    https://www.universetoday.com/165896/odysseus-moon-lander-pictures/

    03:19 SLIM woke up!


    https://www.universetoday.com/165890/surprise-japan-slim-moon-lander-wakes-up/

    04:56 JWST big discovery


    https://www.universetoday.com/165936/dwarf-galaxies-banished-the-darkness-and-lit-up-the-early-universe/

    08:57 Vote results


    https://youtu.be/i9DTgdR2vtc

    09:43 Three new moons


    https://www.universetoday.com/165910/new-moons-found-at-uranus-and-neptune/

    10:52 New space telescope


    https://www.universetoday.com/165825/a-new-space-telescope-will-map-the-universe-and-help-protect-the-earth-from-asteroids/

    12:40 Support what we do
    13:16 NASA test Starship docking system


    https://www.nasa.gov/image-article/nasa-spacex-test-starship-lunar-lander-docking-system/

    14:20 Last pics of Ingenuity


    https://www.universetoday.com/165931/ingenuity-wont-fly-again-because-its-missing-a-rotor-blade/

    15:33 Varda's descent from space


    https://www.universetoday.com/165935/watch-the-varda-capsules-entire-fiery-atmospheric-re-entry/

    16:32 Success of failure


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    • 19 min
    [Interview] How Should We Handle Space Weapons

    [Interview] How Should We Handle Space Weapons

    How serious is the threat from space weapons? How should we handle the situation with international treaties? Is there a way to ensure the enforcement of them and what are the risks if somebody breaks them? Figuring out the answers with Dr Matthew Powell from the University of Portsmouth.


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    00:00 Intro
    01:49 How serious is the threat from Russia
    08:37 Weapons in space
    13:13 Consequences
    18:12 Space-based anti-satellite weapons
    25:58 The next version of outer space treaty
    48:00 Current obsessions
    52:55 Final thoughts


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    • 54 min
    [Q&A] Refuelling the Sun, Rogue Planets Auroras, Space Nukes

    [Q&A] Refuelling the Sun, Rogue Planets Auroras, Space Nukes

    Where do auroras come from on rogue planets? Can we refuel the Sun to make it last longer? What's going on with space nuke tests? Answering all these questions and more in this week's Q&A show.


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    00:00 Start
    00:25 [Andoria] Where do auroras come from on rogue planets
    05:54 [Vulcan] How can we get water on the Moon?
    09:37 [Risa] What about space nukes?
    13:35 [Aeturen] What happens with space laser communication?
    17:05 [Vendikar] Are we alone in the Universe?
    17:11 [Remus] Why is it so difficult to get to the Sun?
    20:26 [Janus] How will Starship change space probes?
    25:46 [Cait] Could we refuel the Sun?
    29:05 [Betazed] How the Webb and Hubble pics are made?
    36:25 [Cheleb] Could we detect life at the nearest star?
    40:41 [Nimbus] Is the dark forest solution for the Fermi paradox any good?


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    • 45 min
    [Space Bites] USA’s Crazy Moon Landing // Problems for Perseverance // New Glenn Goes Vertical

    [Space Bites] USA’s Crazy Moon Landing // Problems for Perseverance // New Glenn Goes Vertical

    Odysseus lands successfully on the Moon, China is planning to build bricks on the lunar surface, James Webb finds the neutron star at the heart of supernova 1987 A, and Blue Origins finally rolls out New Glenn.


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    00:00 Intro
    00:17 USA's first Moon landing in 21st century


    https://www.universetoday.com/165834/intuitive-machines-odysseus-lander-moon/

    05:01 Lunar bricks from China


    https://www.universetoday.com/165771/chinas-change-8-mission-will-try-to-make-bricks-on-the-moon/

    06:39 Perseverance has a problem


    https://www.universetoday.com/165742/nasa-is-trying-to-fix-a-problem-with-one-of-perseverances-instruments/

    08:32 JWST finds a neutron star


    https://webbtelescope.org/contents/news-releases/2024/news-2024-112

    10:40 Kuiper Belt might be bigger than we thought


    https://www.nasa.gov/missions/new-horizons/nasas-new-horizons-detects-dusty-hints-of-extended-kuiper-belt/

    13:07 Vote results
    13:48 Space-grown drugs return to Earth
    15:34 OSIRIS-REx sample mass


    https://www.universetoday.com/165748/osiris-rexs-final-haul-121-6-grams-from-asteroid-bennu/

    17:16 Interviews
    17:54 New Glenn goes vertical


    https://www.universetoday.com/165850/finally-blue-origins-new-glenn-goes-vertical-on-the-launch-pad/

    19:07 Euclid begins its mission


    https://www.universetoday.com/165755/euclid-begins-its-6-year-survey-of-the-dark-universe/

    20:40 Moon landings


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    • 22 min
    [Q&A] JWST vs Apollo Landing Sites, TRAPPIST-1 Atmospheres, Chinese Space Program

    [Q&A] JWST vs Apollo Landing Sites, TRAPPIST-1 Atmospheres, Chinese Space Program

    Why doesn't JWST look at Apollo landing sites? What happened to TRAPPIST-1 atmospheres? What's the biggest thing we can measure our velocity relative to? Will the Universe ever start bouncing back? Answering all these questions and more in this week's Q&A show.


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    00:00 Start
    00:27 [Andoria] What's the biggest thing we can measure our velocity relative to?
    02:40 [Vulcan] Why doesn't JWST look at Apollo landing sites?
    05:12 [Risa] How can we make Moon regolith safer?
    09:13 [Aeturen] What do I think about smart telescopes?
    13:25 [Vendikar] When is the Universe expected to bounce back like an elastic band ?
    15:56 [Remus] Thoughts on the samples from OSIRIS-REx?
    19:29 [Janus] What is dark matter?
    20:10 [Cait] Can they still fly Ingenuity?
    21:45 [Betazed] What happened to atmosphere of the TRAPPIST-1 planets?
    23:43 [Cheleb] What comes next after satellites in space economy?
    27:01 [Nimbus] Can we create an atmosphere on the Moon?
    29:00 [Belos] Thoughts on the achievements of the Chinese space program?
    33:02 [Lyar] Is dark matter just dust and gas we can't see?
    36:04 [Zalcon] Will the public be informed if JWST suffers more damage?
    39:07 [Arret] Is a nuclear ion engine a thing?


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    • 43 min

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