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

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

    Episode 719: Q&A 137: What Impressed Me The Most About Perseverance's Landing? And More...

    Episode 719: Q&A 137: What Impressed Me The Most About Perseverance's Landing? And More...

    In this week's live questions show, we spend a lot of time talking about the Perseverance landing on Mars. What's happening with my content right now, and is anyone watching the Moon for meteorite impacts?


    00:00 Start
    00:15 What was the best part of the Perseverance landing?
    03:28 Why is the data transfer to Mars so good?
    05:43 How do you test AI to work remotely on Mars?
    07:56 How did they decelerate the rover?
    09:20 Is there a microphone on the rover?
    11:10 When will ESA's rover going?
    14:37 Have Mars rovers photographed Earth?
    15:15 Could Breakthrough Starshot send spacecraft to Mars?
    17:44 Does the spacecraft move faster after a cargo delivery?
    19:26 Do we watch for asteroids hitting the Moon?
    21:14 What do I think of Babylon 5?
    23:03 Is more content planned?
    28:42 Will we visit nebulae in the future?
    32:36 When will I shoot outside again?
    34:57 Do I think the government is hiding evidence of aliens?
    36:49 What are the limits of our technology?
    40:35 Why sterilize spacecraft going to other worlds?


    Want to be part of the questions show? Ask a short question on any video on my channel. I gather a bunch up each week and answer them here.


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    Episode 718: Interview with Fraser on SciManDan Podcast

    Episode 718: Interview with Fraser on SciManDan Podcast

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    Episode 717: Q&A 136: Should Falcon Heavy Launch the Lunar Gateway? And More...

    Episode 717: Q&A 136: Should Falcon Heavy Launch the Lunar Gateway? And More...

    In this week's questions show, I talk about why some missions go into orbit, and other missions make a direct landing on Mars. Is it a good idea for the SpaceX Falcon Heavy to launch components for the Lunar Gateway? And how can we know if the Universe is finite or infinite?


    00:00 Start
    00:30 Why go into orbit when NASA goes straight for landing?
    04:19 What about SpaceX launching the Lunar Gateway?
    08:45 Is the Universe finite or infinite?
    11:52 Would a big black hole event horizon look flat?
    12:38 If I had $50 billion to spend on space
    16:14 Do I own any space stocks?
    18:04 Will there be a time when we can't see other galaxies?
    21:24 Is it easier or harder to fly to the Moon now?
    25:09 When will the first steps be on Mars?
    30:58 Would a Moon city protect humanity?
    35:46 Could we crash Mars into Pluto?
    36:54 Will travel to the Moon/Mars ever be cheap?
    39:24 Should we be improving Earth or Mars?
    41:06 Which book series do I recommend people read first?
    42:13 Will Perseverance hear the helicopter?
    44:07 What technologies will improve the Earth in the future?


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    Astronomy Cast: Award-winning, long-running deep dive into space and astronomy with Fraser and Dr. Pamela Gay.
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    Episode 716: Q&A 135: Where Will We Find Life First? In the Solar System or Another Star?

    Episode 716: Q&A 135: Where Will We Find Life First? In the Solar System or Another Star?

    00:00 Start
    00:22 Easier to find life in the Solar System or Milky Way?
    05:13 Could an exosuit simulate gravity?
    06:36 Could you use water as a propulsion system?
    08:28 Could you have space-based interferometry?
    13:02 Are the moons of Jupiter in severe radiation?
    14:19 Is anyone working on spinning habitats?
    18:05 What about Amazon's satellite constellations?
    22:19 Can you have rogue planets without a star?
    25:52 How do you stop a lightsail?
    27:22 How far will James Webb see?
    31:35 Could gravitational lensing mess up the CMB?
    34:27 Will the Titan Dragonfly visit the seas?
    37:29 What's my astrophotography setup?
    38:55 What type of radiation is around Jupiter?
    39:53 Is Blue Origin a serious competitor to SpaceX?
    44:22 What telescopes do I have?
    44:47 If Earth was locked to the Sun, what would happen to the gravity?
    45:23 Will there be a telescope on the Moon?
    46:17 Would we know where a WoW signal is coming from?


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    Astronomy Cast: Award-winning, long-running deep dive into space and astronomy with Fraser and Dr. Pamela Gay.
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    Episode 715: Interview: Chris Prophet, SpaceX From the Ground Up

    Episode 715: Interview: Chris Prophet, SpaceX From the Ground Up

    This week I interview Chris Prophet, the author of "SpaceX from the Ground Up". His book, now in its 6th edition covers the story of SpaceX, from its initial concept to the latest Starship tests.


    https://www.amazon.com/SpaceX-Ground-Up-Chris-Prophet-ebook/dp/B01CUUUZZ2


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    Astronomy Cast: Award-winning, long-running deep dive into space and astronomy with Fraser and Dr. Pamela Gay.
    RSS: https://astronomycast.libsyn.com/rss/
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/astronomy-cast/id191636169?mt=2
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    Episode 714: Q&A 134: Could Tethered Starships Provide Artificial Gravity? And More...

    Episode 714: Q&A 134: Could Tethered Starships Provide Artificial Gravity? And More...

    In this week's Q&A show, I answer questions about Starship might be able to provide artificial gravity, whether I'd prefer to have LUVOIR or the Overwhelmingly Large Telescope, and if nuclear-powered rockets will work in space.


    You can join me live every Monday on my YouTube channel at 5pm Pacific Time to ask your questions live.


    00:00 Start
    00:18 Could Starships provide artificial gravity?
    03:51 LUVOIR or the Overwhelmingly Large Telescope?
    05:30 Are nuclear-powered rockets feasible?
    09:08 What do I think about Avi Loeb's theory about Oumuamua aliens?
    14:49 What happened with Starship's SN9 test?
    16:19 Let's learn more about the Universe Today writing team
    19:15 Learning the constellations
    23:00 Can spacecraft survive interstellar space?
    25:13 What if the Earth had no Moon?
    27:52 Why are all craters circular?
    30:09 Will humans be able to survive in the Solar System?
    33:01 Will there be a limit to orbital refueling?
    36:58 Did the Sun have a binary partner?
    39:08 Is life more likely on K-type stars?


    Want to be part of the questions show? Ask a short question on any video on my channel. I gather a bunch up each week and answer them here.


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    Astronomy Cast: Award-winning, long-running deep dive into space and astronomy with Fraser and Dr. Pamela Gay.
    RSS: https://astronomycast.libsyn.com/rss/
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/astronomy-cast/id191636169?mt=2
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

K9Rush ,

Better than StarTalk

I love the show gets a deal strictly with Astronomy and not some stupid comedians and everything else sports StarTalk used to be great but now it’s going downhill fast.Fraser is a great host and I love the show and astronomy podcastWith cohost Pamela Gray

CaedH ,

Has Taken Over StarTalk

Like I have seen with some people here, I have moved here from StarTalk which has been gradually becoming more comedic. They have started to run out of ideas and don’t know how to deal with it. So far, with this podcast, I have not seen any of that loss of idea. Always has something to talk about and always goes into great depth. Love it!

John from Fresno ,

Long Time Follower of Universe Today

The host is well-known in astronomy and science circles— Mr. Fraser Cain smartly hosts a ‘multi-media pronged’ endeavor that gives astronomy a sense of popularity and a new sense of purpose. Not since Carl Sagan— can I think of someone who has elevated science to a sense of purpose that many of us could follow as a template. Take you Fraser!

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