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Lost In Space? Just Use Relativity

One of the hardest things for many people to conceptualize when talking about how fast something is going is that…

4 months ago

Traveling the Solar System with Pulsar Navigation

A team of researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have found a way for travelers through the Solar System…

2 years ago

Starlink can be Used as a Navigation System too

Starlink keeps growing, and so do its capabilities.  Lately, even people outside of SpaceX have even been developing capabilities for…

3 years ago

A History of the Magellanic Clouds and How They Got Their Names

The Magellanic Clouds are a pair of dwarf galaxies that are bound to the Milky Way. The Milky Way is…

4 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 414: Navigating Far

In our last episode, we talked about what it'll take to navigate across the Solar System. In this episode we…

8 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 413: Navigating Near

It's hard enough finding your way around planet Earth, but what do you do when you're trying to find your…

8 years ago

Astronomy Cast 319: The Zodiac

Although the Zodiac is best known for astrology nonsense, it has a purpose in astronomy too. The constellations of the…

10 years ago

Navigating the Cosmos by Quasar

50 million light-years away a quasar resides in the hub of galaxy NGC 4438, an incredibly bright source of light…

11 years ago

Liftoff! Delta IV Launches Next Generation GPS Satellite

A Delta IV rocket launched from Florida today, sending a next-generation Global Positioning System satellite into orbit. The rocket lifted…

12 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 212: GPS Navigation

The in previous podcast, we talked about the old way navigators used to find their way around the planet; by…

13 years ago