46 minutes | Jun 1, 2023
#354: The Geysers of Enceladus
This episode is brought to you by Curiosity Stream For 25% off, use our special URL . www.curiositystream.com/spacenuts - you'll be glad you did. In this episode of Space Nuts, we take a look at the geysers on Enceladus. The James Webb Space Telescope has had another look at them after they've been previously seen elsewhere, and they've found out a bit more about them. And it's amazing. Also, a star that may not be a normal star. This one could be a dark matter star as a matter of fact. We get stuck into that. And we follow up on a couple of things that came up in the last program. And we will be looking at a white dwarf age issue, according to Rusty. And Jeff is asking about what the view would be like from inside a black hole, if we could possibly get inside one. Tunnel vision at the very least, I imagine. That's all coming up in this edition of Space Nuts. Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff. Space Nuts Episode 354 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley Download from your favorite podcast distributor or visit our website at www.spacenuts.io For more Space Nuts, visit our websites. Links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ New: Listen to Space Nuts on your favorite app with the Universal listen link: https://spacenutspodcast.com/listen Take Andrew's advice and join us on LinkedIn via our HQ: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bitesz/ #space #astronomy #science #news #podcast #spacenuts
51 minutes | May 25, 2023
#353: Exploring the Cosmos: Saturn's Record-Breaking Moon Count & Other Space News
Thanks to Curiosity Stream and NordVPN for sponsoring today’s podcast. Go to https://curiositystream.com/SPACENUTS and use code SPACENUTS to save 25% today. Visit www.nordvpn.com/spacenuts for our special security deal designed for you and save big time. In this episode of the Space Nuts podcast, I discuss the recent discovery of 62 new moons orbiting Saturn using a telescope. As a space enthusiast, I am excited to learn about this fascinating discovery, which brings the total known moons around Saturn to 145, surpassing Jupiter's 95 moons. I am intrigued by the method used to discover the small satellites, as the cameras on spacecraft Cassini were not capable of identifying them. Professor Fred Watson explains that the distinction between what constitutes a moon is based on its size, composition and orbit. This episode provides an engaging and educational discussion on the latest space science news and developments. As a host, I recommend this episode to anyone who wants to stay updated on recent discoveries. In this episode, you will be able to: · Explore the impressive discovery of 62 new moons around Saturn through telescopic advancements. · Delve into the awe-inspiring gamma-ray burst, the universe's largest recorded explosion. · Gain insights on asteroid protection methods like gravity tractors and kinetic impactors. · Discuss the inaccuracies in Martian agriculture depicted in popular movies. · Contemplate the ethical dilemmas and potential hazards of utilizing nuclear weapons in outer space. #astronomy #space #science #news #spacetime #podcast
49 minutes | May 18, 2023
#352: Earth's Secret Weapon: Hydroxide's Role in Atmospheric Cleanup
Thanks to Curiosity Stream and NordVPN for sponsoring today’s podcast. Go to https://curiositystream.com/SPACENUTS and use code SPACENUTS to save 25% off today. Visit www.nordvpn.com/spacenuts for our special security deal designed for you. Space Nuts #352 In this episode of Space Nuts, we explore a groundbreaking discovery about how Earth cleans up its own atmosphere, and how it could change the game in mitigating air pollution. But when our host jumps to the wrong planet, we discover stunning new images of Uranus taken by the James Webb Space Telescope and reveal some incredible insights about this mysterious planet. However, our excitement is cut short with a shocking revelation that leaves us wondering, will we ever go back?
50 minutes | May 11, 2023
#351: Wormholes & Quantum Breakthroughs: Unravelling Space-Time Secrets
Go to https://curiositystream.com/SPACENUTS and use code SPACENUTS to save 25% off today. Thanks to Curiosity Stream for sponsoring today’s podcast. If you're feeling frustrated and disheartened because despite your constant efforts to understand the latest developments in quantum research and wormholes, you still feel light years away from achieving the breakthrough you crave, then you are not alone! In this episode, you will be able to: Explore the intriguing world of wormholes and recent quantum discoveries in outer space research. Understand the crucial role that powerful R25 engines play in launching rockets into space. Connect the dots between the enigmatic forces of black holes and dark energy. Marvel at the Huntsman Telescope's ability to obtain highly-sensitive images from outer space. Differentiate between theoretical and physical wormholes while appreciating their presence in imaginative science-fiction narratives. The resources mentioned in this episode are: Check out NASA's website for more information on the Space Launch System and upcoming missions. Follow Aerojet Rocketdyne on social media to stay updated on their work and advancements in rocket engine technology. Consider supporting organizations and initiatives that promote and fund research in quantum computing and physics. Explore science fiction books and media that feature wormholes and other theoretical physics concepts. Learn more about the history and development of quantum mechanics and general relativity through online courses or tutorials. Support space exploration and research by advocating for government funding and supporting private companies like SpaceX. #space #astronomy #science #news #podcast #wormholes #spacenuts
44 minutes | May 4, 2023
SN350: Questions Time
The Sun's Wobble: Unraveling the Mystery of Solar Movement If you're feeling frustrated and disheartened by reading countless articles and watching endless videos about black holes without gaining a deeper understanding of human proximity to them, then you are not alone! In this episode, you will be able to: Unravel the enigmatic influence of black holes on human lives and cosmic occurrences. Gain insight into the formation dynamics of rocky planets and the role gas plays in space. Understand the role of dark energy in driving the universe to expand incessantly. Scrutinize the realism of movie asteroid fields in contrast to real-world examples. Delve into ongoing research into the fabric of spacetime and the pursuit of a quantum gravity theory. 'One day we might be able to get out there and get close to one of these things'. - Andrew Dunkley The resources mentioned in this episode are: Learn more about the Hubble Law to understand the relationship between the velocity of objects and their distance. Check out the website of the Chandra X-ray Observatory to view stunning images of the universe. Visit the website of the European Space Agency to learn more about their missions and research. Check out the website of the Subaru Telescope to learn more about their observations of the universe. Check out the website of the Keck Observatory to learn more about their ground-based observations of the universe. For more from the Space Nuts team plus details on how you can help support the show and share in the rewards, visit our website at www.spacenuts.io or our HQ at www.bitesz.com #astronomy #space #science #podcast
53 minutes | Apr 27, 2023
A Glimpse into the Past: 3 Billion Years After the Big Bang | Space Nuts 349
Get ready to explore a 10 billion year old mystery! A closely bound duo of energetic quasars, the hallmark of a pair of merging galaxies, have been discovered when the Universe was only 3 billion years old. What secrets do these quasars hold and why have they lasted so long? Join us as we unravel this age-old mystery and uncover the secrets of the cosmos. But be warned, the answers may not be what you expect... In this episode, you will be able to: *Uncover the fascinating story behind the discovery of dual quasars from a 10-billion-year-old galaxy merger *Delve into the enigmatic Lyman alpha radiation bar of light observed on Saturn *Explore the environmental impact and challenges faced by the groundbreaking Square Kilometre Array radio telescope *Understand the science of infrared radiation, heat transmission, and black body light emissions *Consider the odds of life existing on Enceladus and other high-pressure ice moons 'Cosmic Noon is one of the hot topics because it's that period when the Universe was just a few billion years old, when star formation was at its peak.' - Fred Watson The resources mentioned in this episode are: Visit the Noirlab.edu website to explore the press release about dual quasars blaze bright and learn more about this discovery. Visit the NSF's Optical and Infrared observatories website to learn more about their ground and space-based telescopes, including the Gemini North Telescope in Hawaii. Read Fred's book, Cosmic Chronicles or Exploding Stars and Invisible Planets (as it is titled in the United States) for more information on Saturn and other astronomical topics. Keep an eye out for Andrew's upcoming audio edition of Parallax and check out his other books as well. For details visit www.spacenutspodcast.com/shop This episode of Space Nuts is brought to you with the support of NordVPN...the vpn we all use personally. To get the Space Nuts listener deal visit www.nordvpn.com/spacenuts - you'll be glad you did.
43 minutes | Apr 20, 2023
Unlocking the Mystery of Exoplanet Magnetic Fields | Space Nuts 348
In this episode, you will be able to: Explore magnetic fields on exoplanets and their fascinating role in supporting life. Delve into the reasons behind Virgin Orbit's bankruptcy amid SpaceX's thriving success. Uncover the mysterious fast blue optical transient (FBOT) explosions and their significance in space. Understand the correlation between Voyager spacecraft's speed and interstellar gas density. Engage with the latest news in space science and astronomy to stay updated and informed. The resources mentioned in this episode are: Visit the website phys.org (P-H-Y-S) to read up on the discovery of magnetic fields on exoplanets. Learn more about the Liverpool Telescope and its polarimeter equipment by visiting the University of Liverpool's website. Explore the University of Sheffield's Department of Physics and Astronomy to learn more about Dr. Justin Mornd's research on FBOT explosions. Stay informed about updates on space weather and its potential impact on Earth by following the news from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Keep an eye on future discoveries and research related to auroras on stars and exoplanets, as well as their potential implications for the search for life in the universe. Do Exoplanets Have Magnetic Fields? In this episode, the hosts dive into the topic of magnetic fields on exoplanets and their importance for potentially supporting life. The discussion touches on the role of Earth's magnetic field in shielding the atmosphere and the planet's surface from harmful subatomic particles. For a rocky planet to have a magnetic field, the presence of an iron and nickel core is essential, as it generates a magnetic field as the planet rotates. For life to exist or have the potential to exist on these planets, having a magnetic field could play a crucial role, offering a protective layer against harmful cosmic radiation. Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson highlight the recent discovery of the first exoplanet with a magnetic field, YZ Ceti B, which is located around 12 light-years away and orbits an M-dwarf star. Scientists have used radio emissions from the star to study the interaction between the planet and the star's magnetic field, revealing that YZ Ceti B generates bursts of radio emissions, an indication of it having its own magnetic field. This discovery holds great significance as it suggests that other rocky exoplanets may also have magnetic fields, making them potential candidates for supporting life. However, some exceptions in our own solar system, such as Venus and Mars, challenge this notion. I'm seeing this thing that no one has seen happen before, which is always a nice thing when you're a working astronomer and you're sitting at a big telescope somewhere and something turns up. - Professor Fred Watson For more Space Nuts visit www.spacenuts.io
49 minutes | Apr 13, 2023
Unveiling Mars' Glacial Remains: A Water Game Changer? | Space Nuts 347
In this episode, you will be able to: Uncover the potential for water sources on Mars due to newly discovered glacial remains. Dive into the intricacies of ultra-massive black holes and their impact on gravitational lensing and event horizons. Grasp the complex issue of time travel and how Earth's motion affects pinpointing landing locations. Explore the limitations of telescopes and active sensors in detecting objects beyond our solar system. Ponder the potential of the singularity, faster-than-light travel, and Cherenkov radiation in expanding our universe exploration. The resources mentioned in this episode are: Visit the phys.org website to read more about the discovery of glacial remains on Mars and the potential implications for future exploration. Learn more about gravitational lensing and how it can be used to measure the mass of celestial objects, such as ultra-massive black holes. Explore the Abell 1201 cluster and its ultra-massive black hole, which is 33 billion times more massive than the sun. Compare the ultra-massive black hole at the center of the Abell 1201 cluster to other known black holes, including the supermassive black hole at the center of our own galaxy. Research the different methods used to measure the mass of black holes, such as observing the velocity of material swirling around in their accretion disks.
46 minutes | Apr 6, 2023
Unlocking Moon Mysteries: Water-Rich Lunar Glass Beads | Space Nuts #346
In this episode, you will be able to: Unravel the intriguing results of the Chang'e 5 mission and its implications on lunar water resources. Investigate the peculiar characteristics of 'Oumuamua and its potential hydrogen propulsion mechanism. Mitigate Earth's asteroid threats by understanding the process of detecting perilous objects. Analyze the consequences of a mysterious Mars-sized planet's influence on Earth's rotation. Envision the prospects of space exploration with the availability of the moon's bountiful water resources. For more Space Nuts, visit our website or follow us on socials. We're everywhere... Website: https://www.spacenuts.io YouTube: youtube.com/@spacenuts Twitter: @spacenutspodcst Facebook: @SpaceNutspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spacenuts.io/ Discord: @SpaceNutsPodcast TikTok: @BiteszHQ #astronomy #space #science #spacenuts #podcast
55 minutes | Mar 30, 2023
Revealing the Mysteries of Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Neutron Stars | Space Nuts #345
An all-listener questions episode. Hear what's on the minds of our listeners. Explore the mysterious universe and uncover the secrets of dark matter and dark energy with Andrew and Fred. "Matter tells space how to bend. Space tells matter how to move." - John Wheeler Professor Fred Watson is an astronomer and science communicator, best known for his work in the field of astrophysics. He is a regular contributor to numerous science-related media outlets around the globe. Professor Fred Watson was taken aback by Rusty's question about how the rotation curves vary with wavelength. After exploring Einstein's famous theory of gravity, Fred discussed the dangers of the neutron star and the web of dark matter that formed structures in the universe. He explained that dark energy, while being uniform throughout the universe, was the cause of the universe's accelerating expansion. He then discussed the possibility of dark matter black holes, concluding that they should behave the same as normal matter black holes. Finally, he discussed the research done by colleagues in Australia which suggested that the speed of light may have been different in the past. This thought-provoking conversation left Fred and the listeners with questions to ponder. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. What phenomena would you encounter if you were magically transported to a neutron star? 2. What is the difference between dark matter and dark energy and how do they interact with each other? 3. Could the speed of light or charge of the electron have been different in the past? Resources: For more Space Nuts and how you can help support the show, please visit our website at www.spacenuts.io Connect with us: Facebook: spacenutspodcast YouTube: @spacenutspodcast Twitter: @spacenutspodcst Website: www.spacenuts.io Or look for us on Discord. Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://www.bitesz.com/show/space-nuts/reviews/new/
45 minutes | Mar 23, 2023
The Search for Life on Venus: Uncovering Volcanic Activity | Space Nuts #344
In this episode of the podcast, Fred Watson embarks on a journey to the National Press Club to attend a big event featuring NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, only to find himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and caught in a thunderstorm. "If you're going to bet on where the most likely place for an eruption to occur on Venus, this would be it. It's the tallest volcano on the planet." Fred Watson was in a hotel room in Canberra when a thunderstorm struck, sending him scrambling to unplug his electronics. While there, he heard about the National Press Club lunch with the NASA administrator, Bill Nelson, and his deputy, Pam Melroy. He managed to get a ticket and attended the event, where he learned about the volcanically active planet Venus. Robert Herrick, a planetary scientist at the University of Alaska, had detected a particular volcanic vent that had changed in shape and size over an eight month period. Professor Herrick suggested that this could be a recent volcanic event; and Trevor Allen's research on the carbonaceous asteroid, 162173 Ryugu, uncovered evidence of uracil, a component of RNA molecules. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. What is the Veritas mission and how could it further our understanding of volcanoes on Venus?Herrick 2. How did researchers detect uracil in the carbonaceous asteroid 162173 Ryugu? 3. How does the sun's core lose mass and energy and how does it become visible radiation? Connect with us: Facebook: @spacenutspodcast YouTube: @spacenutspodcast Twitter: @spacenutspodcst Website: www.spacenuts.io Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://www.bitesz.com/show/space-nuts/reviews/new/ Sponsor Details: This episode is brought to you thanks to the support of NordVPN. To check out the special Space Nuts deals at the moment, just visit www.nordvpn.com/spacenuts and click on the Get the Deal button. Thank you.
48 minutes | Mar 16, 2023
A Cosmic Cannibal: Uncovering the Mystery of the Loneliest Galaxy in the Universe | Space Nuts #343
When an ambitious astrophysicist discovers a lone galaxy 9.2 billion light years away, she unravels the mystery of a fossil cluster, uncovering an unexpected twist in the evolution of carbon in the universe. In this episode, learn about astronomy topics - Quasars, Big Bang, and Carbon formation in the universe - from a conversation between Andrew and Fred about Dr. Rebecca Davis' research. They discuss how carbon started forming in the universe, which is important as we are a carbon based life form. The research found that in the early universe there was more cold carbon than warm carbon and it may be due to the first generation of stars. This research also paves the way for future investigations with the Square Kilometer Array to detect neutral hydrogen during a key phase of the universe's history. Furthermore, there is an example of extreme galactic cannibalism, with a distant galaxy called 3 C 297, which appears to be alone in space due to gobbling up all it's neighbours. "During the period when the first stars and galaxies are forming, a lot of heavy elements are forming because we never had carbon before we had stars. One possible reason for this rapid rise is just that we're seeing the products of the first generation of stars." In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. Australian astrophysicists have uncovered a crucial new development in understanding the evolution of carbon in the universe. 2. An extremely distant and old galaxy, 3C 297, is all alone in space, because it ate its friends. 3. Astronomers have discovered the earliest fossil group ever found, suggesting that galaxies gobbling up their partners and friends happened much earlier in the universe than previously thought. Connect with us: Facebook: spacenutspodcast YouTube: @spacenutspodcast Twitter: @spacenutspodcst Website: www.spacenuts.io Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating on our HQs website at https://www.bitesz.com/show/space-nuts/reviews/new/ - Thank you.
48 minutes | Mar 9, 2023
Moon Time - What? | Space Nuts #342
Hi there, thanks for joining us. This is Space Nuts. I'm your host, Andrew Dunkley. Hope you can stick around. We've got a lot to talk about today. What time is it on the moon? It's moon time. It could be daytime, could be night-time. It depends where you are, but we're talking about real time. We'll elaborate in this episode and offer up some solutions. There might be a new way to find Planet Nine. We're going to look at some sunrays on Mars and the dark Big Bang Theory. We'll also be answering some audience questions and much, much more on this episode of Space Nuts. "Throughout human history, exploration has actually been a key driver of improved timekeeping and geodetic reference models." The idea is how do you define time on the Moon. Do you have lots of different time zones, like we have on Earth? Or do you have a single lunar time zone? A joint international effort is now being launched towards achieving this. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. How is time being defined on the Moon? 2. What is Planet Nine and can we find it? 3. Have Crepuscular Rays been seen on Mars for the first time? For more Space Nuts simply visit our website at www.spacenuts.io where you can find our entire back catalogue, plus learn how you can join our crew and become a supporter and access the rewards that go with that. Come join our elite family. Connect with mus: Facebook: spacenutspodcast YouTube: @spacenutspodcast Twitter: spacenutspodcst Website: www.spacenuts.io Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here on either Apple Podcasts or Spotify. It would be enormously helpful. Thank you. Sponsor Link Details: To get the special Space Nuts deal that Andrew talks about, visit www.nordvpn.com/spacenuts - you'll be glad you did. #space #science #astronomy #news #podcast #spacenuts
47 minutes | Mar 2, 2023
Auroras, Spaghetti & Speed of Light: Space Nuts #341
Experience the awe-inspiring power of the universe with a journey to see the aurora australis and witness spaghettification first-hand! Learn about Aurora displays from this Space Nuts podcast episode featuring Fred Watson and Andrew Dunkley. Apparently, people have been seeing these aurora displays in unusual places due to various plasma bubbles being spat out from the sun. This is not surprising as we are approaching the solar maximum, which is the regular up and down trend in the number of sunspots that appear on the sun. These sunspots are highly intense regions of magnetism that release energy in the form of plasma bubbles which cause the green, red and sometimes purple lights of the aurora. It is unusual for people to be seeing the aurora in places such as the UK, and the best time to look is near the equinox. Plus we’re witnessing a spaghettification first hand, but what exactly is that, and lastly, the Space Station was damaged by a micrometeoroid and a rescue mission is underway. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. People are seeing the aurora in unexpected places - what is causing this phenomenon? 2. What will happen to the mysterious gas cloud X-7 as it passes closest to a black hole in 2036? 3. An uncrewed rescue mission was sent to the International Space Station - what was the mission and why was it necessary? Connect with us: Facebook: spacenutspodcast YouTube: @spacenutspodcast Twitter: spacenutspodcst Website: www.spacenuts.io Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Thank you. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/space-nuts/id1080090608 https://open.spotify.com/show/3zSV4WU2cA7iPHGfRkuuHO #space #astronomy #news #science #spacenuts #podcast
47 minutes | Feb 23, 2023
340: Uncovering the Dark Side: Is Dark Energy Coming from Black Holes?
When listener Daniel poses a theory linking black holes to dark matter and dark energy, Andrew and Fred embark on an adventure to uncover the truth and explore the potential for a Nobel Prize, but must prove the revolutionary theory before time runs out. You will learn how to unlock the secrets of the mysterious dark energy that powers the universe. Show Notes Learn about Dark energy with Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson. They discussed the potential for the discovery of a source for dark energy, which Daniel from Adelaide theorized could be black holes that suck up normal matter and energy and convert them to dark matter and dark energy. C0-incidentally, a paper published this week links black holes to dark energy, but not dark matter. It states that black holes generate an energy that is somehow coupled to the universe's expansion, providing the energy required for the universe's acceleration. Duncan Farrer of the University of Hawaii said that this is the first proposed astrophyiscal source for dark energy and could result in a Nobel Prize. Lastly, they discussed the danger of rubble pile asteroids, and other listener questions. "Keep an eye on your letterboxes, because that's sure to arrive. Great stuff, Daniel. And you are, in a sense, ahead of the curve there because for the first time we've seen this week a paper, scientific paper, that exactly does that links black holes with dark energy. Not with dark matter, but with dark energy. Now, what is different from the Daniel theory is the mechanism for this. It doesn't involve things being spat out of black holes at speed of light'. In this episode, you will learn the following: Could black holes be the source of dark matter and dark energy? Are black holes the source of the energy that is causing the universe to expand ever more rapidly? What would happen if the Earth's magnetic field flipped? #astronomy #space #science #news #spacenuts
47 minutes | Feb 16, 2023
339: The Pareidolia Phenomenon on Mars: Searching for 'Paddington Bear'
After a decade of searching, a determined Mars rover discovers an eerily familiar formation of an ancient crater, inciting an interplanetary investigation of the phenomenon of pareidolia. You will learn the mysteries of the Red Planet and the latest updates on Mars exploration. Show Notes: After a decade of searching, a determined Mars rover discovers an eerily familiar formation of an ancient crater, inciting an interplanetary investigation of the phenomenon of pareidolia. You will learn the mysteries of the Red Planet and the latest updates on Mars exploration. Learn about Mars exploration through a lively conversation between Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson on Space Nuts. They discussed the phenomenon of pareidolia, where people find familiar shapes in random objects, and how it has been seen on Mars in the form of faces, hats, and other shapes. They also talked about the rover Perseverance and its mission to collect samples which have been left on the surface in 10 sealed tubes. They have now been dropped at a geographical location called Three Forks. Lastly, they discussed the camera on the rover's arm called Watson, which uses spectroscopy to analyze the rock samples. "We try to humanize everything we do humanize it. It's great because it draws attention to what's going on around it and maybe they get interested and have a look at some more. We just seem to gravitate to faces, don't we? Especially smiley ones. Well, that's good. I mean, you don't really want evil faces in space." In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. What is the phenomenon of pareidolia, and how does it explain why we see faces in inanimate objects? 2. What happened when the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an image of a "Paddington Bear" on the surface of Mars? 3. What advanced technologies are being used to collect and analyze samples from the surface of Mars? Space Nuts Episode 339 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley Download from your favorite podcast distributor or visit our website at www.spacenuts.io Sponsor Links: This episode of Space Nuts is brought to you by NordVPN…the highly rated VPN service and the one we personally use. Fast and secure. It’s the one you need in your life. Kick off the new year know you’re secure online and take advantage of our special deal. For details visit www.nordvpn.com/spacenuts or use the checkout code SPACENUTS #podcast #space #astronomy #science #spacenuts #mars #pareidolia
50 minutes | Feb 9, 2023
338: Indestructible Asteroids // The Hunt for Alien Life with AI // Questions & Answers
Thank you for joining us on Space Nuts where we talk astronomy and space science every week. I hope you well. Coming up in this edition indestructible asteroids - yep they've got some samples they've hit him with a hammer and nothing happened and we're talking asteroids that are made of rubble. But it turns out to be more like reinforced concrete. We're also going to look at machine learning or artificial intelligence for the discovery, maybe, of extraterrestrial life. And we're going to answer some questions about gravity and astronauts. What happens when they're going maybe from here to Mars? What's the gravity like compared to orbiting the planet or lack of there? So how is a light year measured? Very carefully. And what pushes rockets in space? We will tell you all of that if we can. Maybe we won't. Coming up on this edition of Space Nuts. Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff. Space Nuts Episode 338 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley Download from your favorite podcast distributor or visit our website at www.spacenuts.io Sponsor Links: The Space Nuts Premium edition is now available on Spotify for our Supercast subscribers. To access the premium feed, just log in to your Spotify account and do a search. Use your current Supercast subscriber details to unlock the premium content. If you’d like to become a subscriber, just visit https://spacenuts.supercast.tech and sign up. You even get a 30-day free trial to see if it’s right for you. Nothing to lose. Premium Editions also now available via subscription through Apple Podcasts…again with a 30-day free trial. For more Space Nuts, visit our websites. Links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ New: Listen to Space Nuts on your favorite app with the Universal listen link: https://spacenutspodcast.com/listen Are you a Discord fan? If so…come and join our ever-growing community. https://discord.gg/V4822WSmnJ If you find value in Andrew & Fred’s work, you might like to consider buying them a coffee.
48 minutes | Feb 2, 2023
337: 2023-BU - A Near Miss for Planet Earth
We're back. Space Nuts. 2023. I'm Andrew Dunkley, your host, and joining me, as always, will be Professor Fred Watson, astronomer at large. Hi, Fred. Happy new year. Probably too late to say that, but anyway, it's the first time we've chatted a break. Now, what's coming up on the 337th edition of Space nuts? Well, a near miss asteroid we've got to talk about. Asteroid 2023 BU, which flew past the earth very closely recently. It was almost a record breaker in that regard. We'll cover that. And we'll also talk about some new results from the James Webb telescope about the molecules and chemicals that are being found deep in icy clouds in space. Wow. All right. It's just always something new coming from the James Webb space telescope. And some audience questions. Harold wants to know about self-cleaning rovers. Good idea. Sandy in Melbourne wants to talk about how spacecraft targets small objects in space and more. Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff. Space Nuts Episode 337 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley Download from your favorite podcast distributor or visit our website at www.spacenuts.io Sponsor Links: This episode of Space Nuts is brought to you by NordVPN…the highly rated VPN service and the one we personally use. Fast and secure. It’s the one you need in your life. Kick off the new year know you’re secure online and take advantage of our special deal. For details visit www.nordvpn.com/spacenuts or use the checkout code SPACENUTS For more Space Nuts, supporter links, sponsor links, to visit the shop, buy a book, leave us your questions, and stream podcast episodes on-demand, visit our website at https://spacenutspodcast.com or the new www.bitesz.com site https://www.bitesz.com/show/space-nuts/ (mobile friendly). New link: https://spacenuts.io New Link: https://spacenutsshop.com to go directly to our shop. Send us a message, ask a question…whatever. We love hearing from you: https://www.speakpipe.com/spacenuts Find all our show links at https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ
47 minutes | Jan 26, 2023
05: The Best of 2022 - Artemis-1
In early November 2022, Artemis-1 finally launched on it's inaugura mission after several false starts. A huge success, the mission gave us a glimpse of things to come....the future had arraived. Great excitment ensued. Fred gave us his epert overview of the launch and what it meant for the future of space exploration. For more Space Nuts visit https://spacenuts.io Follow Space Nuts on Facebook, Twitter (@SpaceNutspodcst), Instagram, and YouTube #space #science #astronomy #podcast #spacenuts
60 minutes | Jan 19, 2023
04: The Best of 2022 | A Celebration
In April 2022, Space Nuts reached a milestone...the recording of the 300th episode. A celebration ensued. Enjoy! Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff. Space Nuts Best of 2022 E04 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley Download from your favorite podcast distributor or visit our website at www.spacenuts.io Have you checked out our new daily news podcast, Astronomy Daily – The Podcast, just visit our website at https://spacenuts.io or our HQ at https://bitesz.com And now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartradio, Pocketcasts and most other podcast apps. Also on YouTube at www.youtube.com/@astronomydailythepodcast #space #science #astronomy #news #podcast #spacenuts