490: What’s New with Supernovae Astronomy Cast 490: What’s New with Supernovae by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
Time for another update, this time we're going to look at what's new with supernovae. And once again, we've got good news, lots of new stuff to report.
489: Black Hole Update Astronomy Cast 489: Black Hole Update by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
Another update episode, this time we look at what’s new and changed in the research of black holes. And it’s here that we find a lot of substantial new discoveries in the field, so much has been discovered since we first covered black holes a decade ago.
488: Dark Energy: 2018 Edition Astronomy Cast 488: Dark Energy: 2018 Edition by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
The updates continue. Last week we talked about dark matter, and this week we continue with its partner dark energy. Of course, they’re not really partners, unless you consider mysteriousness to be an attribute. Dark energy, that force that’s accelerating the expansion of the Universe. What have we learned?
487: Dark Matter: 2018 Edition Astronomy Cast 487: Dark Matter: 2018 Edition by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
Last week, we gave you an update in particle physics. This week it’s time to see what’s new in the world of dark matter. Spoiler alert, we still have no idea what it is, but maybe a few more ideas for what it isn’t.
486: Particle Physics Update Astronomy Cast 486: Particle Physics Update by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
It’s time for a news update. This time from the field of particle physics. It turns out there have been all kinds of new and interesting particles discovered by the Large Hadron Collider and others. Let’s get an update from Pamela.
485: Docking, Refueling, and Transferring Astronomy Cast 485: Docking, Refueling, and Transferring by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
It’s one thing to get to space. But once you’ve made it there, what do you want to do? You’ll probably want to dock with another space ship, deliver cargo, refuel. Today we’ll talk about how all that happens.
484: Transfer Orbits and Gravitational Assists Astronomy Cast 484: Transfer Orbits and Gravitational Assists by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
If you want to get around in the Solar System, you’ll want to take advantage of natural gravitational speed boosts and transfer orbits. Whether you’re heading to the outer Solar System or you want to visit the Sun itself, the planets themselves can help you in your journey.
483: Stopping in Space Astronomy Cast 483: Stopping in Space by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
It’s one thing to get from Earth to space, but sometimes you want to do the opposite. You want to get into orbit or touch down gently on the surface of a planet and explore it. How do spacecraft stop? And what does that even mean when everything is orbiting?
482: Alternative Ways to Space Astronomy Cast 482: Alternative Ways to Space by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
Getting to space is all about rockets, but people are trying to figure out other methods that could carry payloads to orbit and beyond. Railguns, airplanes, tethers and more. Today we’ll talk about alternative methods of spaceflight.
481: Rockets pt. 3 – Going Faster, Higher, Farther after Fairing Separation Astronomy Cast 481: Rockets pt. 3 – Going Faster, Higher, Farther after Fairing Separation by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
We’ve seen rockets blast off from here on Earth. But that’s only half the story. Rockets have additional stages to push them into trajectories, like transfer orbits and various orbital manouvers. Let’s talk about what happens after the rocket is long gone, beyond our sight.