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Space Nuts

Join Professor Fred Watson, world-renowned Astronomer at Large, and Sci-Fi Author and Broadcaster Andrew Dunkley, on their captivating podcast, Space Nuts. Dive into the vast universe of space, astronomy and astrophysics as they discuss the latest news, exciting space travel adventures, groundbreaking discoveries, and unravel the enduring mysteries of the cosmos. This engaging series offers a unique blend of expert insights and imaginative storytelling and listener input, making it a must-listen for space enthusiasts and science fiction fans alike.Two episodes a week with news and explainer focused editions published on Thursday's and our Listener Q&A focused edition on...

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Recent Episodes of Space Nuts


#434: Gravity, Energy, and Hidden Galaxies: Listener Queries Unpacked

#434: Gravity, Energy, and Hidden Galaxies: Listener Queries Unpacked

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Space Nuts Q&A: Gravity Without Mass, Energy and Gravity, and Early GalaxiesJoin Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson in this engaging Q&A episode of Space Nuts, where they tackle intriguing questions from our listeners about gravity, energy, and the movement of galaxies.
Episode Highlights:
Gravity Without Mass? Steve from New Zealand asks if gravity can exist without mass. Fred dives into the complexities of this...

Episode 434 14 July 2024 24m and 1s


#433: Marsquakes Surge & Parker Probe's Record Speed

#433: Marsquakes Surge & Parker Probe's Record Speed

Marsquakes, Parker Solar Probe, and Ancient Supernova
Join Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson in this captivating episode of Space Nuts, where they explore the latest cosmic discoveries and delve into the history of the universe.

Episode Highlights:
Marsquakes Unveiled: Discover the unexpected frequency of Marsquakes, thanks to data from the now-retired InSight mission. Fred explains how these findings are reshaping our understanding of Martian geology and the impact rates on the Red Planet.- Parker Solar Probe's Record-Breaking Speed: The Parker Solar Probe has set a new speed record as it...

Episode 433 11 July 2024 33m and 43s


#432: Virtual Particles & Black Hole Mysteries: Listener Questions Explored

#432: Virtual Particles & Black Hole Mysteries: Listener Questions Explored

Space Nuts Q&A: Virtual Particles, Black Hole Spin, and Black Hole CollisionsJoin Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson in this intriguing Q&A edition of Space Nuts, where they delve into the mysteries of black holes and virtual particles.Episode Highlights:- **Virtual Particles Explained**: Listener Martin from the Wirral near Liverpool asks about the nature of virtual particles and their role in Hawking radiation. Fred provides clarity on this complex topic and the ongoing debate about their existence.- **What Spins in a Black Hole?**: Michael from Evanston, Illinois, is curious about what exactly spins in a black...

Episode 432 7 July 2024 20m and 21s


#431: Ancient Universe Revealed by Webb & Space Junk Hits Home

#431: Ancient Universe Revealed by Webb & Space Junk Hits Home

Space Nuts Episode 431: James Webb Discoveries, Space Junk, and Ocean WorldsJoin Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson in this exciting episode of Space Nuts, where they explore the latest in space science and astronomy.
Episode Highlights:- James Webb Space Telescope Discovery: The James Webb Space Telescope has captured images from a time when the universe was only 3% of its current age. Fred and Andrew discuss the significance of this discovery and the stunning images of star clusters in the cosmic gems arc.
- Space Junk Hits Home: Space junk re-entered Earth's atmosphere and struck a house in...

Episode 431 4 July 2024 32m and 34s


#430: Dark Energy Theories & Voyager's Cosmic Rays: Your Queries Answered

#430: Dark Energy Theories & Voyager's Cosmic Rays: Your Queries Answered

Space Nuts Q&A: Black Holes, Voyager 1, and Atmospheric TubesJoin Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson in this lively Q&A edition of Space Nuts, where they tackle intriguing questions from listeners Geoff, Paddy, and Oliver. From the mysteries of black holes to the adventures of Voyager 1, this episode is packed with cosmic insights.Episode Highlights:- **Black Holes and Radiation**: Young listener Oliver from Queensland poses a fascinating question about why radiation from black holes doesn't get sucked back in and whether black holes could be creating dark energy. Fred explains the concept of Hawking radiation and delves into...

Episode 430 30 June 2024 21m and 12s


#429: Boeing Starliner Woes & Titan's Liquid Coastlines: Cosmic Insights

#429: Boeing Starliner Woes & Titan's Liquid Coastlines: Cosmic Insights

Space Nuts Episode: Boeing Starliner, Titan's Coastal Erosion, and Dark Matter InfluenceSpace Nuts Episode: Boeing Starliner, Titan's Coastal Erosion, and Dark Matter Influence. Join Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson in this riveting episode of Space Nuts, where they delve into the latest space science and astronomy news.
Episode Highlights:- Boeing Starliner Update: The Boeing Starliner faces new challenges, this time with its return to Earth. Fred and Andrew discuss the issues with the thrusters and the cautious approach by NASA and Boeing to ensure the astronauts' safe return.
- Titan's Coastal...

Episode 429 28 June 2024 32m and 32s


#428: Dark Matter Mysteries & Sci-Fi Innovations: Listener Queries Answered

#428: Dark Matter Mysteries & Sci-Fi Innovations: Listener Queries Answered

Space Nuts Q&A: Dark Matter, Big Bang, and Sci-Fi TechJoin Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson in this engaging Q&A edition of Space Nuts, where they address intriguing questions from listeners Michael, Rennie, Joseph, and Ralph. From the mysterious nature of dark matter to the energetic comparison between the Big Bang and supernovas, this episode is packed with cosmic insights.Episode Highlights:- Dark Matter: Michael from Illinois asks if dark matter could be the fabric of space-time. Fred explains why dark matter warps space rather than being the fabric itself and delves into the ongoing search for...

Episode 428 24 June 2024 25m and 44s


#427: Martian Mysteries & Space Health: Unveiling Cosmic Secrets

#427: Martian Mysteries & Space Health: Unveiling Cosmic Secrets

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Weird Mars Rock, Anti-Ageing in Space, and Asteroid CollisionsJoin Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson in this fascinating episode of Space Nuts, where they delve into the latest discoveries and phenomena in space science and astronomy.Episode Highlights:- Weird Mars Rock: The Perseverance rover has discovered a peculiar rock on Mars that stands out like a sore thumb. Identified as an anorthosite, this unusual rock could offer insights into Mars' crust...

Episode 427 20 June 2024 35m and 49s


#426: Radio Interference & Tiny Universes: Listener Questions Explored

#426: Radio Interference & Tiny Universes: Listener Questions Explored

Space Nuts Episode: Radio Interference, Multiverse Viability, and Martian Water Behaviour
Join Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson in this intriguing Q&A edition of Space Nuts, where they tackle a variety of thought-provoking questions from listeners. From the challenges of radio astronomy in urban areas to the fascinating possibilities of multiverse sizes, this episode is packed with cosmic insights.
Episode Highlights:
Radio Interference and Urban Astronomy: Tobias from Marsfield, Sydney, asks about the viability of radio astronomy near urban areas, specifically at the CSIRO astrophysics lab. Fred discusses the impact of terrestrial radio interference and the...

Episode 426 16 June 2024 23m and 8s


#425: Instagram Innovations & Orphan Stars: NASA's Latest Reveals

#425: Instagram Innovations & Orphan Stars: NASA's Latest Reveals

Space Nuts Episode: NASA's New AR Toy, Star Trek Illusion, and Euclid's Orphan Stars
Join Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson in this captivating episode of Space Nuts as they explore the latest in space science and astronomy. From NASA's innovative social media tools to the intriguing discoveries by the Euclid space telescope, there's something for every space enthusiast.
Episode Highlights:
- NASA's Augmented Reality for Instagram: Learn about NASA's new AR tool for Instagram users, designed to bring the wonders of the universe to your screen in a whole new dimension. Fred...

Episode 425 13 June 2024 29m and 36s

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