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

Science Fiction True

22 Dec 2014 at 3:43pm

Don’t believe everything you see on TV or the movies. Science fiction is just a guide to how our future might unfold. It can be misleading, as anyone who yearns for a flying car can tell you. And yet, sometimes fantasy becomes fact. Think of the prototype cellphones in Star Trek. 

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December 2014 Extra

22 Dec 2014 at 9:00am
Aligned. In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Subir Sarkar about galactic foregrounds and the BICEP2 result from earlier this year, [14:59 - 33:30], Dr. Matias Vida tells us about polarized radio foregrounds in this month's JodBite [04:23 - 14:50], and your astronomy questions are answered by ... 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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Ep. 359: Modern Women: Margaret Geller

15 Dec 2014 at 12:00am
Margaret Geller is best known for her work on the large scale structure of the Universe, helping us understand the large clusters, super clusters and cosmic filaments that matter clumps into. 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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Living Computers

8 Dec 2014 at 3:37pm

It’s the most dramatic technical development of recent times: Teams of people working for decades to produce a slow-motion revolution we call computing. As these devices become increasingly powerful, we recall that a pioneer from the nineteenth century – Ada Lovelace, a mathematician and Lord Byr...

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Ep. 358: Modern Women: Sandra Faber

8 Dec 2014 at 12:00am
Our focus on female astronomers continues with Sandra Faber, and Professor of Astronomy at UC Santa Cruz. Faber was part of the team that turned up the Great Attractor, a mysterious mass hidden by the disk of the Milky Way. Read more...

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December 2014

2 Dec 2014 at 6:00pm
Icy. In the show this time, we talk to Professor Elisa Resconi about detecting neutrinos with IceCube [06:39-32:17], Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news [01:03-06:31] and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [39:06-55:23]. 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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Long Live Longevity

1 Dec 2014 at 3:27pm

Here’s to a long life – which, on average, is longer today than it was a century ago. How much farther can we extend that ultimate finish line? Scientists are in hot pursuit of the secret to longer life.

The latest in aging studies and why there’s a silver lining for the silver-haired set: older ...

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Ep. 357: Modern Women: Vera Rubin

1 Dec 2014 at 12:00am
It’s time for another series. This time we’ll be talking about famous female astronomers. Starting with: Vera Rubin, who first identified the fact that galaxies rotate too quickly to hold themselves together, anticipating the discovery of dark matter. 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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Ep. 356: Rotational Inertia

24 Nov 2014 at 12:00am
An object at rest stays at rest, and object in motion tends to stay in motion. This is inertia, defined famously by Isaac Newton in his First Law of Motion. 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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November 2014 Extra

18 Nov 2014 at 9:00am
Pulsars and Comets Everywhere. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Scott Ransom about the International Pulsar Timing Array [13:53 - 30:18], Sally Cooper tells us about hunting pulsars with the LOFAR telescope in this month's JodBite [01:00 - 13:47], and your astronomy questions are answered by... Read more...

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