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Feb 26, 2024

Astronomy Cast Ep. 709: Space Weapons

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Streamed live on Feb 19, 2024.

[My apologies for Fraser’s audio dropouts. We’re not sure how it happened as it wasn’t happening at his studio. Audio is a black art, IMHO. Rich)

Last week we learned that Russia might be planning nuclear weapons...


Feb 19, 2024

Astronomy Cast Ep. 708: What Goes Into Sample Return Missions From Asteroids & Comets?

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Streamed live Feb 12, 2024.

Last week we talked about sample return missions from the Moon and Mars, but scientists have retrieved samples from other objects in the Solar System, including comets and...


Feb 12, 2024

Astronomy Cast Ep. 707: What Goes Into A Sample Return Mission? Moon & Mars

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Streamed live on Feb 5, 2024.

We’ve sent robots to other worlds, but the amount of science we can deploy to another planet can’t compare with the vast science labs we have on Earth. That’s why more and more...


Feb 5, 2024

Astronomy Cast Ep. 706: China’s Space Program

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Streamed live on Jan 30, 2024.

We’re so familiar with NASA’s exploration efforts in space, but you might be surprised to learn that China launches almost as many rockets as the US. They’ve got their own space exploration program that...


Jan 22, 2024

Astronomy Cast Ep. 705: Water Worlds - Looking For Life Beyond Earth

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Streamed live January 17, 2024.

Wherever we find liquid water on Earth, we find life, so it makes sense to search for water across the Universe, and hopefully we can find evidence of life. But what about worlds which...