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New Podcasts: Precession and Acceleration

by Astronomy Cast September 9, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter We’ve got two new podcasts from the Astronomy Cast team of Dr. Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain: Ep. 313: Precession, and Episode 314: Acceleration. Remove this ad

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Podcast: The Spacecraft That Wouldn’t Die

by Astronomy Cast July 9, 2013

In our previous episode, week we explored the various ways spacecraft can die. But this week, we explore the spacecraft (and the scientists) who never give up, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. We’ll look at clever solutions to potential spacecraft catastrophes. Click here to download the episode. Or subscribe to: astronomycast.com/podcast.xml with your […]

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Podcast: Equilibrium in Space

by Astronomy Cast June 26, 2013

So many of the forces in space depend on equilibrium, that point where forces perfectly balance out. It defines the shape of stars, the orbits of planets, even the forces at the cores of galaxies. Let’s take a look at how parts of the Universe are in perfect balance. Click here to download the episode. […]

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Podcast: Death of a Spacecraft

by Astronomy Cast June 26, 2013

In the end, everything dies, even plucky space robots. Today we examine the last days of a series of missions. How do spacecraft tend to die, and what did in such heroes as Kepler, Spirit, and Galileo (the missions… not the people). Click here to download the episode. Or subscribe to: astronomycast.com/podcast.xml with your podcatching […]

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Podcast: Planetary Motions in the Sky

by Astronomy Cast June 24, 2013

Even the ancient astronomers knew there was something different about the planets. Unlike the rest of the stars, the planets move across the sky, backwards and forwards, round and round. It wasn’t until Copernicus that we finally had a modern notion of what exactly is going on. Click here to download the episode. Or subscribe […]

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