This page only lists the most recent astronomy and space exploration podcasts from a variety of sources.

Black holes control galactic evolution

25 Feb 2015 at 5:56am
Energy produced by black holes can control galactic evolution. Also; discovery of a star system that passed close to our Sun, and the heliosphere may be shaped more like a kidney than a comet. Read more...

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Mysterious Martian mists discovered

17 Feb 2015 at 11:28pm
Strange high altitude clouds detected over the red planet. Also; Earth's inner core has its own inner core, and birth of a multiple star system witnessed for the first time. Read more...

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First stars are younger than we thought

11 Feb 2015 at 1:54am
Universe's first stars born 100 million years later than previously thought. Also; new discoveries help explain how tectonic plates move, and a dark matter galaxy discovered on the far side of the Milky Way. Read more...

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Supernova autopsy cuts to the core

4 Feb 2015 at 2:30am
Detailed 3D model shows internal anatomy of a supernova for first time. Also; earliest Earth-like planets ever detected, and the hypothetical subatomic particle that could explain why we can't see dark matter Read more...

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Rosetta's comet dissected in detail

28 Jan 2015 at 12:57am
The first detailed scientific papers paint a complex portrait of comet 67P. Also; a new look at Eta Carinae, and our planet's close encounter with a half-kilometre-wide asteroid. Read more...

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Mysterious cosmic burst detected in real-time

21 Jan 2015 at 7:15am
Australian astronomers witness cosmic radio bursts for the first time. Also; new claims of a possible Planet X (and Y) at the edge of the solar system, and missing Beagle 2 lander discovered on the Martian surface. Read more...

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Comet Lovejoy fireworks bring in the new year

14 Jan 2015 at 5:25am
Comet Lovejoy provides a spectacular start to 2015. Also; the Dawn spacecraft begins final approach to the asteroid Ceres, and New Horizons turns on its science instruments as it prepares to rendezvous with Pluto. Read more...

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Rosetta fuels debate on Earth's oceans

17 Dec 2014 at 1:00am
New data shows Earth's oceans came from asteroids not comets. Also; Curiosity confirms Mars was once warm with regular wet seasons, and dark matter could be linked to a hypothetical subatomic particle called the sterile neutrino. Read more...

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Galactic evolution is in the stars

9 Dec 2014 at 10:13pm
How hot young stars can change the evolution of entire galaxies. Also; the Martian meteorite that's reignited debate about the possibility of life on the red planet, and new mysteries surrounding the Moon's long gone magnetic field. Read more...

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DNA survives in space

2 Dec 2014 at 1:00pm
DNA survives the extremes of unprotected exposure in space to remain viable upon return to Earth. Also, discovery of a mysterious shield protecting our planet from high energy electrons, and the rock from deep space which has finally put a name to the most abundant mineral found on Earth. Read more...

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How black holes feed quasars

26 Nov 2014 at 1:00am
There's growing evidence that the strange physics in black holes provides the energy to power quasars. Also; how the Sun causes lightning on Earth, And NASA's new Orion spacecraft arrives at the Kennedy Space Centre for its first test flight. Read more...

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Philae's mission completed before shutdown

18 Nov 2014 at 1:00pm
Philae completes experiments on Comet 67P despite ending up off target. Also; did volcanoes give early Mars its rivers and lakes? And Jupiter's great red spot most likely caused by sunburn rather than a blush. Read more...

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Touchdown! Philae lands on comet

13 Nov 2014 at 2:01am
History made as the first spacecraft successfully lands on a comet. Also; astronomers peer deep into the heart of a supernova, and up to half the stars in the universe may be orphans. Read more...

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Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes

4 Nov 2014 at 10:41pm
Investigation continues into tragic Virgin Galactic crash. Also; first stage engine malfunction a possible cause of Antares rocket failure, and China completes its first return mission to the Moon. Read more...

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Nova blast shines in brilliant detail

29 Oct 2014 at 7:37am
Astronomers get an unprecedented view of the fireball from an exploding star. Also China takes another step in its plans to send taikonauts to the Moon, and Antares rocket explodes seconds after launch. Read more...

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