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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 694: Interview: Fred Watson, Australia's Astronomer at Large

    Episode 694: Interview: Fred Watson, Australia's Astronomer at Large

    https://www.darkskytraveller.com.au/fredwatson


    Space Nuts Podcast
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/space-nuts-astronomy-space-and-science-news/id1080090608


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


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    What Fraser's Watching Playlist:
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    Weekly Space Hangout:
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    Astronomy Cast:
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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 693: Open Space 92: Why I Hate Embargoed News Stories, and More...

    Episode 693: Open Space 92: Why I Hate Embargoed News Stories, and More...

    00:00:00 Start
    00:04:10 Searching for exomoons
    00:07:35 Why I hate embargoes
    00:11:29 Discovery of water on the Moon
    00:17:00 Could Spitzer target the Moon?
    00:17:30 Would Jupiter's magnetosphere protect you?
    00:20:56 Any space telescopes for Starship?
    00:26:27 Cost of a replacement James Webb?
    00:27:45 Do you need gravitational assists to go to the outer Solar System?
    00:30:49 Is Juno still flying?
    00:31:17 When will Starship do its next hop?
    00:32:35 Could you have a world made entirely of water?
    00:36:05 Will amateurs be able to use Gaia?
    00:38:16 What's the impact of James Webb on other missions?
    00:43:26 How can small businesses work with NASA?
    00:47:00 Quantum foam particles.
    00:48:40 What are the most habitable stars?
    00:52:36 Does nothingness exist?
    00:55:10 What does it mean that the Universe is expanding?


    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


    What Fraser's Watching Playlist:
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    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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    Chad Weber - weber.chad@gmail.com
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    • 57 min
    Episode 692: Open Space 91: Any Updates on Venus? And More...

    Episode 692: Open Space 91: Any Updates on Venus? And More...

    00:00 Start
    05:54 Have we learned any more about Venus?
    08:31 Elon Musk interview with the Mars Society
    11:15 How small would Earth be as a black hole?
    11:31 Could space be infinite at the Big Bang?
    13:57 Will we mine the Moon for Helium 3?
    17:08 How does inflation improve the Big Bang?
    23:22 Why didn't the Universe collapse again?
    27:03 OSIRIS-REx update
    28:17 Could you turn condensed light into matter?
    30:11 Will the magnetic reversal be devastating?
    32:35 How can you have atmospheric pressure without a container?
    33:45 What will Starship land on?
    34:47 Will it cost more than a ton of gold to bring gold back from the Moon.
    36:20 Why do I think multicellular life is rare?
    41:47 Starfleet or Space Force?
    42:38 Would there be a Universe without us to observe it?
    44:27 What rocket launch do I want to see?
    45:39 What's the difference between the SpaceX suits and the shuttle suits?
    47:43 Will the first person on Mars be Chinese?
    49:23 Could we start building our Dyson Sphere now?
    51:37 Are there any full views of the Earth from satellites?
    54:47 Have any black holes evaporated yet?
    55:45 Is interstellar space cold or hot?
    56:59 Could you use the transit method to communicate between stars?
    58:32 Is Planet 9 a black hole?


    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


    What Fraser's Watching Playlist:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbJ42wpShvmkjd428BcHcCEVWOjv7cJ1G


    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
    More stories at: https://www.universetoday.com/
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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
    Support Universe Today podcasts with Fraser Cain

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    Episode 691: Interview: Seth Shostak from the SETI Institute

    Episode 691: Interview: Seth Shostak from the SETI Institute

    This week I'll be talking Dr. Seth Shostak from the SETI Institute about his work searching the Universe for evidence of extraterrestrials.


    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


    What Fraser's Watching Playlist:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbJ42wpShvmkjd428BcHcCEVWOjv7cJ1G


    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
    More stories at: https://www.universetoday.com/
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    Chad Weber - weber.chad@gmail.com
    Support Universe Today podcasts with Fraser Cain

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    Episode 690: The Opposition of Mars with Ralph Crewe

    Episode 690: The Opposition of Mars with Ralph Crewe

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    Episode 689: Open Space 90: Could We Drill for Life on Mars? And More...

    Episode 689: Open Space 90: Could We Drill for Life on Mars? And More...

    In this week's live questions show, I answer questions about drilling for microbes on Mars, missions that could survive the surface of Venus, and if anyone else is dissatisfied with the Big Bang.


    00:00 Start
    04:18 Any updates on the Chinese mission to Mars?
    05:41 How many exoplanets are confirmed?
    07:18 Can any rovers drill for microbes?
    10:31 Any ways to survive the surface of Venus?
    13:10 How do you know if an exoplanet has cleared its path?
    15:31 Is anyone dissatisfied with the Big Bang?
    19:50 Favorite solution to Planet 9?
    21:48 When did I start getting interested in space?
    22:55 How likely is the Venus phosphine abiotic?
    27:45 How intense is the radiation field at Jupiter?
    28:54 Will I ever stream video games?
    34:03 Could we detect planets in the Magellanic Clouds
    36:13 Would would life be like near a black hole?
    38:40 How many launches have I seen?
    41:50 Is quantum mechanics a big hoax?
    42:35 Good targets for astrophotography?
    44:04 Raised by Wolves?
    45:02 Are we living in a black hole?
    45:31 When will there be lunar tourism?
    45:60 Have I read Artemis?
    47:20 Is the Universe computable?
    47:41 How can the Universe expand faster than the speed of light?
    50:00 Why is the Moon drifting away from us?
    52:00 Do we know how fast the Universe is expanding?
    53:17 Do Mercury and Venus pass in front of the Sun?
    54:35 Most significant scientific advance in the last 20 years?
    55:43 Is the expansion rate different in the Universe?
    58:10 Will we screw up the climate permanently?
    59:43 Wrap up


    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


    What Fraser's Watching Playlist:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbJ42wpShvmkjd428BcHcCEVWOjv7cJ1G


    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
    More stories at: https://www.universetoday.com/
    Twitch: https://twitch.tv/fcain
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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
    Support Universe Today podcasts with Fraser Cain

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

FreddieKraftIsFat ,

What an awesome podcast

I drifted over here from StarTalk after the conversations continuously moved away from science into attempted humor. I have enjoyed every episode tremendously. I especially enjoy the Q&As, but everything so far has been interesting. Keep up the great work.

MaxGravy ,

Fantastic!

Fraser’s Q&A episodes are fun and educational. I find myself listening to each one several times. This is quality programming at its best.

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Fun and educational - good job !

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