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Jun 27, 2023

Astronomy Cast Ep. 687: Prepping for the Moon

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

We’re going back to the Moon. In the next few years humans will set foot on the Moon again, ideally this time to stay. But this will be different than the Apollo era, going to the scientifically fascinating, and difficult southern pole of...

Jun 19, 2023

Astronomy Cast Ep. 686: Ice In The Shadows

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Ga

Streamed live on Jun 12, 2023.

The permanently shadowed craters on the Moon are the focus of so much research. That’s because they seem to contain vast reserves of water ice. Water we could use for oxygen, propellant and so much more, but also,...

Jun 12, 2023

Astronomy Cast Ep. 685: Manufacturing In Space

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Streamed live on Jun 5, 2023.

Launching satellites from Earth is counter-productive. You’ve got to make a satellite that can handle Earth gravity, then the brutal flight to space, then deployment in orbit. What if you could build your...

Jun 5, 2023

Astronomy Cast Ep. 684: Too Big, Too Soon: Massive Early Galaxies Defy Expectations

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Streamed live on May 29, 2023.

One of JWST’s top jobs is to peer deeper into the Universe than ever before, watching as the first galaxies came together. Surprisingly, astronomers found galaxies that...