Join Professor Fred Watson, a 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.
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#396: Cosmic Riddles & Martian Quakes: Unpacking the Universe's Expansion & Insight's Seismic Secrets
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20:09Prepare to dive into the cosmic unknown with this captivating episode of Space Nuts, where your hosts Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson tackle the enigmatic questions that baffle even the most seasoned space enthusiasts.First up, Nate challenges us with a classic conundrum: If the universe is expanding, what is it expanding into? Fred sheds light on this perplexing query with a blend of cosmological insights and geometrical possibilities, leaving us to ponder the very fabric of reality and the potential of unseen dimensions.Next, Lee from Sweden seeks to understand the inner workings of Mars through the eyes of the InSight mission. How can a single point of reference on the Red Planet reveal so much about its interior and the impact of distant meteorites? The answer lies in the ingenious science of seismic waves, which our hosts promise to explore further—homework for the curious minds!Finally, Wayne, a longtime supporter, wonders about the gravitational waves generated by supernovae and whether LIGO can detect them. Fred navigates through the explosive symmetries of supernovae and the peculiarities of neutron star mountains, offering a glimpse into the cosmic ripples that traverse our universe.Packed with humor, profound insights, and the occasional canine interruption, this episode of Space Nuts is not just a journey through space but a testament to the boundless curiosity that drives us all. So, sit back, subscribe, and let Andrew and Fred guide you through the stars. And don't forget, your questions are the fuel for our cosmic explorations—keep them coming!For more interstellar adventures and the answers to your most intriguing space questions, subscribe to Space Nuts on your favorite podcast platform. Until our next galactic gathering, keep reaching for the stars!📋 Episode Chapters(00:00) This is Space Nuts. Coming up, we're talking about the expansion of space(00:39) If space is expanding, what is it expanding into(07:35) Lee Stevenson has sent us a question about Mars exploration(08:21) Lee: How do you detect seismic signals on Mars from thousands of kilometres away(12:36) What kind of gravitational wave is generated by a supernova(19:17) Professor Fred Watson, astronomer at large, getting over his tick biteBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/space-nuts--2631155/support.
#395: Origins Reversed: Black Holes Lead the Dance of Galaxies & SpaceX's Defense Dreams
28:17Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/space-nuts--2631155/support.Prepare to thrust into a celestial debate that flips conventional wisdom on its head! In this thought-provoking episode of Space Nuts, join Andrew Dunkley and the ever-astute Professor Fred Watson as they unravel a cosmic chicken-or-egg scenario: Did supermassive black holes or galaxies come first? With the James Webb Space Telescope peering back in time, new findings suggest a revolutionary twist in our understanding of the early universe. Could black holes have been the catalysts for star formation, predating the galaxies they inhabit?But the intrigue doesn't end at the edge of the cosmos. Closer to home, SpaceX's Starship is making waves, not just with its plans for Mars colonization, but also with its potential military applications. Discover how this behemoth of a rocket could redefine rapid global transport, delivering cargo—or perhaps one day troops—across the planet in a mere hour. With suborbital flights on the horizon, we're on the cusp of a new era in logistics and space travel.As always, Andrew and Fred expertly guide us through these cosmic conundrums with insights that challenge our perceptions and expand our understanding of the universe. So, space enthusiasts, buckle up for another episode that promises to take you on a journey beyond the stars.For the latest updates in space discovery and answers to the universe's most perplexing questions, subscribe to Space Nuts on your preferred podcast platform. Join us as we continue to explore the wonders of space and science. Until our next celestial sojourn, keep your gaze skyward and your curiosity boundless!---📋 Episode Chapters(00:00) Andrew Dunkley hosts Space nuts, the astronomy and space science podcast(01:16) Fred says he thought it was a tick bite, but it wasn't(03:14) New research suggests black holes came first in the early universe(13:30) Andrew Dunkley: I was going to ask how you feel about this theory(14:35) Space company SpaceX is working on something that has the military intrigued(22:52) Spaceplane system could be used to take passengers from London to Sydney(24:49) Fred Watson: China is heading in same direction as the US in space
#394: Gravitational Ballet: Unveiling the Secrets of Lagrange Points and Black Hole Mysteries
19:10Join us for an intergalactic conundrum that will stretch your mind to the far reaches of the universe! In this enlightening episode of Space Nuts, your hosts Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson are navigating the cosmic highways and byways, tackling some of the most perplexing questions out there.First stop: the mysterious Lagrange points. Listener Jim from Texas is puzzled about how gravity is balanced at these points, especially L2 and L3. Fred serves up a celestial explanation that involves not just gravity but centrifugal force, too. It's a cosmic balancing act that keeps our space missions on course and our minds in awe.Next, we're zooming into the heart of galaxies where supermassive black holes reign supreme. Kerry's burning question leads us to differentiate the gravitational effects of these cosmic giants from the elusive dark matter. How do astronomers measure their impact separately, and could we have misjudged their mass? Fred illuminates the dark corners of this astronomical puzzle.And for the grand finale, we're pondering the ultimate 'what if': communication with a superior alien race. If we could ask them just one question, what would it be? From the practical to the profound, Andrew and Fred muse over what could be humanity's most significant query.Whether you're a cosmic rookie or a seasoned stargazer, this episode is guaranteed to provide a gravity-defying leap into the unknown. So, strap in and prepare for a journey that's as educational as it is entertaining. And remember, keep those questions coming – they just might be the next big topic on Space Nuts!For all this and more, subscribe to Space Nuts on your favorite podcast platform, and join us on this stellar adventure. Until next time, keep your eyes to the skies and your hearts full of wonder.Become a supporter of this podcast and access commercial-free episodes: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/space-nuts--2631155/support.
#393: The Death Star Doppelgänger: Diving into Mimas's Mysteries and Martian Microbes
32:38Prepare for a cosmic exploration that takes us from the realm of science fiction to the frontiers of science reality! In this thrilling episode of Space Nuts, join Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson as they delve into the mysteries of our very own solar system Death Star. No, it's not about to obliterate a planet; it's Mimas, Saturn's moon, capturing the scientific spotlight with a revelation that's causing quite the stir. Discover why this celestial body, bearing a striking resemblance to the infamous Star Wars construct, is now making waves with a potential sub-surface ocean hiding beneath its cratered façade.But that's not all that's brewing in the interstellar pot. We're also venturing to the red plains of Mars, confronting the possibility that bacteria might not just survive but thrive under the harsh Martian conditions. What does this mean for future human missions to the Red Planet? Could these microscopic stowaways pose a threat to astronauts, or might they hold the key to unlocking the secrets of life beyond Earth?With a blend of intrigue and expertise, Andrew and Fred navigate through these cosmic questions, offering insights that will leave you pondering long after the episode ends. So buckle up, space enthusiasts, as we embark on another adventure that's sure to expand your universe.For those hungry for more interstellar knowledge, be sure to subscribe to Space Nuts on your favorite podcast platform and join our growing community of astronomy aficionados. With new episodes filled with astronomical wonders and answers to your burning space queries, Space Nuts is your gateway to the cosmos. Until next time, keep gazing upward and let your curiosity lead the way!Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/space-nuts--2631155/support.Show notes created by https://headliner.app---📋 Episode Chapters(00:00) This is space nuts. Coming up, we're looking at the Death Star(03:05) It might be opportunist bacteria that follows the bite that could cause Alzheimer's(04:39) Fred says moon Mimus actually librates around planet Earth(12:16) Andrew Ker: Mimas and Enceladus are totally different moons(18:56) NASA to try flutter test on its ingenuity helicopter on Mars(19:52) Scientists have tested four human infectious bacteria to survive harsh Martian environments(26:37) Fred Watson says bacteria could pose a risk to astronauts on MarsBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/space-nuts--2631155/support.
#392: The Spin Cycle of the Cosmos: Unraveling Universal Mysteries
14:46Strap in, Space Cadets, for another interstellar journey with the Space Nuts podcast! This week, Andrew Dunkley and Fred Watson tackle the cosmic curiosities that baffle even the brightest minds. From the perplexing simplicity overlooked by space agencies to the dizzying dance of celestial bodies, we're delving deep into the enigmas of the cosmos.First up, we're debunking space myths with a true tale of the infamous space pen versus the humble pencil. Discover how practicality trumps simplicity when it comes to jotting down notes in zero gravity, and why sometimes, the most obvious solution isn't the best one for the job.Next, we're spinning into the question that's got everyone's head turning: Why does everything in the universe love to twirl? Lynn from Victoria wants to know why stars, planets, and galaxies can't resist a good rotation. Fred unravels the mysteries of angular momentum and explains how the cosmic ballet is all part of the gravitational grand design.And if we could converse with extraterrestrials, what would we ask? We're pondering the ultimate intergalactic icebreakers and saving this cosmic conundrum for our next episode.So, whether you're a seasoned space traveler or a curious newcomer, join us for a voyage through the wonders of the universe. And remember, your questions fuel our adventures, so keep them coming!For more interstellar insights, subscribe to Space Nuts on YouTube, become a patron for exclusive content, and explore the universe with us at spacenuts.io. Until next time, keep your eyes on the skies and your mind open to the infinite possibilities of space. Catch you on the next episode of Space Nuts!Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/space-nuts--2631155/support.
#391: Chasing 'Oumuamua: The Interstellar Pursuit and the Pancake Planets Puzzle
31:55This eisode of Space Nuts is brought to you by Incogni. It's all about your online security and safety. To get the special deal Andrew talks about and endorses, just vist incogni.com/spacenutsPrepare to embark on an astronomical chase like no other! In this riveting episode of Space Nuts, we delve into the ambitious plans to capture our solar system's elusive visitor, the exo-asteroid 'Oumuamua. Once thought to be an impossible feat, we explore the groundbreaking strategy that could see us rendezvousing with this interstellar interloper by 2057. The race is on to unlock the secrets it holds and to answer the burning question: is it a mere space rock or a piece of extraterrestrial technology?But the intrigue doesn't stop there. We also turn our gaze to the cradles of cosmic birth, where planets emerge. Forget the traditional image of infant planets as perfect spheres; new research suggests these celestial newborns might be more M&M-shaped than we ever imagined. Join us as we dissect the latest theories on planet formation and ponder whether our very own Earth started life as an oblate spheroid.With technical glitches providing an unexpected twist, Andrew and Fred navigate through these cosmic conundrums with their characteristic blend of expertise and humor. So, get ready to rethink your understanding of the cosmos, from chasing down interstellar objects to the peculiar shapes of nascent planets, all on this episode of Space Nuts. Remember, the universe is vast and full of wonders waiting to be discovered. Don't miss a moment of the journey—tune in now to Space Nuts!The resources mentioned in this episode are:· Explore the detailed plan to chase 'Oumuamua at cosmosmagazine.com· Dive into the latest theories on planet formation at phys.org (that's P-H-Y-S.org)· Engage with the Space Nuts community and send in your cosmic queries or thoughtsTimestamped summary of this episode:00:00:00 - Introduction: Andrew Dunckley sets the stage for today's cosmic topics.00:02:15 - The Chase for 'Oumuamua: Discussing the potential mission to intercept the mysterious exo-asteroid.00:11:30 - Planet Formation Theories: A new twist on how planets might take shape, suggesting they start as oblate spheroids rather than spheres.00:20:45 - Listener Engagement: Encouraging the audience to share their thoughts and questions for future episodes.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/space-nuts--2631155/support.
#390: Wormholes, Black Holes, and Blue Giants: Your Space Questions Answered
53:02Are you ready to uncover the mind-bending secrets of our universe? Join us as we reveal the unexpected truth about the formation of habitable planets and the potential for multiple habitable worlds within a single solar system. You won't believe how many habitable planets could exist in the perfect cosmic sweet spot. And as we delve deeper into this cosmic mystery, prepare to be amazed by the surprising possibility of habitable moons orbiting gas giants. The answer lies in the unexplored realms of our vast universe, waiting to be unraveled. Stay tuned for an eye-opening journey through the cosmos that will challenge everything you thought you knew about planetary systems and cosmological potential. Get ready to expand your understanding of the universe in ways you never imagined. In this episode, you will be able to: · Explore the mysteries of fast blue transient explosions and their impact on our understanding of the universe. · Discover the fascinating Glass Z 12 high-redshift galaxy, offering insights into the early universe and cosmic evolution. · Grasp the uncertainties in astronomy research and how they drive innovation and breakthrough discoveries. · Uncover the complexity of the early universe and gain a deeper appreciation for its profound impact on cosmic evolution. The bottom line is Dave's right to question this, because we can't guarantee what the universe is going to do. We don't have any sort of control over that. All we can do is observe what it's doing now, and through the magic of the fact that we can look back in time, we get a good idea of what it's done in the past. - Fred Watson Glass Z 12 High-Redshift Galaxy Glass Z 12 is a high-redshift galaxy, noted for its advanced state of maturity shortly after the Big Bang. Its study, largely facilitated by the GrISM lens Amplified Survey from Space (GLASS) using the James Webb Space Telescope, sheds light on the early universe's formation and evolution. Despite the advanced observational technology, the nature of such galaxies holds persisting enigmas, stimulating ongoing research and debates in the astronomical community. The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Visit spacenutspodcast.com to send in your text or audio questions for the show. · Subscribe to the Space Nuts podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, or your favorite podcast player. · Stream on demand at bytes.com to listen to the latest episodes of Space Nuts. · Check out the Space Nuts YouTube channel and subscribe for more space-related content. · Explore the Space Nuts website for more information and to send voice messages to the hosts. Timestamped summary of this episode:00:00:00 - Introduction and Overview Andrew Dunkley introduces the episode as an all-audience questions episode. He mentions the topics to be discussed, including fast blue transients, ghost galaxies, and the heaviest isotopes in planet formation.00:02:23 - Fast Blue Transients and Galaxy Development Derek asks about the cause of fast blue optical transient explosions, referencing the unusual shape of the explosion. Fred Watson discusses the mysterious nature of fast blue optical transients and the potential reasons behind their unique properties.00:09:44 - Early Universe and Galaxy Evolution Renny inquires about the development of mature galaxies like glass z 13 in the early aftermath of the Big Bang. Fred Watson explains the significance of glass z 12 as an early galaxy and addresses the possibility of wormholes and membrane theory in relation to galaxy evolution.00:17:08 - Expansion of the Universe and Dark Energy Dave from Calgary asks about the expansion of the universe and its acceleration. He questions whether the universe will ever slow down due to dark energy. Fred Watson discusses the concept of dark energy and explains why the universe's expansion is unlikely to slow down.00:18:05 - Comparing Bullet Firing with Universe Expansion Discusses the analogy between bullet firing and universe expansion, highlighting the differences due to space conditions. Emphasizes the uncertainty of the universe's future.00:23:16 - Universe at Room Temperature Explores the time when the universe was at room temperature, highlighting the challenges in observing this period due to cosmic microwave background radiation.00:28:18 - Destruction of Black Holes Examines the possibility of black hole destruction, explaining the slow evaporation process through Hawking radiation and the extreme conditions required for their destruction.00:31:45 - Ghost Galaxies and Dark Matter Considers the relationship between normal matter in ghost galaxies and the existence of dark matter, emphasizing the minor impact on our understanding of dark matter in the universe.00:34:59 - Formation of Black Holes and Gravitons Discusses the theoretical concept of gravitons and their inability to clump together to form black holes, highlighting the distinction between force carrier bosons and matter particles.00:36:45 - Garrett's Question on Proto Earth Formation Garrett asks about the differentiation phase of proto-Earth's formation and why heavier isotopes did not sink to the center. Fred discusses nuclear fission on Earth and how it impacts the planet's activity and warmth.00:41:35 - Martin's Question on Habitability of Planets Martin asks about the maximum number of habitable planets in a solar system and the possibility of habitable moons orbiting a gas giant. Fred discusses the potential for multiple habitable planets and moons within a star's habitable zone.00:43:22 - Possibility of Multiple Habitable Planets Andrew and Fred explore the physics behind the number of habitable planets in a solar system and the potential for multiple habitable objects sharing the same orbit. They also touch on the definition of habitability and life.00:48:22 - Call for Questions and Social Media Engagement Andrew encourages listeners to send in their questions for future episodes and highlights the importance of social media engagement. Fred expresses enthusiasm for diverse and unexpected questions.00:49:34 - Conclusion and Farewell Andrew thanks Fred and Hugh, the studio engineer, for their participation in the episode. He wraps up the show and invites listeners to tune in for the next episode of Space Nuts.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/space-nuts--2631155/support.
#389: Ingenuity's Incredible Martian Journey: Helicopter Makes History Before Bittersweet Ending
47:10Are you eager to uncover the secrets of space exploration and gain expert insights? Ready to grasp complex concepts and challenges in the realm of astronomy and astrophysics? I've got just the solution to enhance your understanding and satisfy your curiosity. Let's dive into the Space Nuts podcast and unravel the mysteries of the universe together! In this episode, you will be able to: · Explore the Dark Matter Halo of Our Galaxy: Unravel the mystery surrounding dark matter and its impact on our galaxy. · Uncover the Mysterious Presence of Methane on Mars: Discover the intriguing presence of methane on the Red Planet and its implications for potential life. · Delve into Speculative Ideas on Cooling the Earth: Gain insights into innovative concepts for mitigating the Earth's rising temperatures. · Discover the Challenges of Moving Planets: Understand the complexities and obstacles involved in the theoretical idea of planetary relocation. Life becomes routine, is what. Yes, that's what it is. Yeah, I get that. I quite like routine, actually, unlike my other half, who doesn't, which is why she's constantly conjuring up these tours that we do to take people around to places where we've never been. - Professor Fred Watson Finally, the hosts examine speculative ideas from listeners relating to ambitious, large-scale engineering projects, such as the Solar Pergola and moving planets. Reminding us that while such concepts may dazzle the imagination, the practical feasibility and risks associated with these ideas are significant. The focus on prudence and consideration of potential unintended consequences underscores the responsibility that comes with technological advancements, especially when meddling with natural systems of the cosmos. It's The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Visit spacenutspodcast.com or spacenuts.io to submit your questions for the next all-question episode. · Check out the Space Nuts shop on the website for Space Nuts merchandise, including t-shirts. · Become a patron of Space Nuts to support the podcast and gain access to exclusive benefits. · Listen to the Space Nuts podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, or your favorite podcast player. · Stream Space Nuts on demand at bitesz.com. Timestamped summary of this episode:00:00:00 - Introduction and Ingenuity's End Andrew Dunkley introduces the topics for this episode, including the end of the mission for the ingenuity helicopter on Mars after suffering damage from a landing mishap.00:03:42 - Slim Moon Lander's Upside-Down Landing The discussion moves to the slim moon lander's successful but tilted landing on the moon, leading to challenges with solar panel orientation. Despite the setback, some scientific experiments are being carried out.00:13:13 - Arno Penzias' Legacy The passing of physicist Arno Penzias is noted, highlighting his groundbreaking discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation, which confirmed the Big Bang theory and contributed to the decline of the steady state theory of the universe.00:16:20 - Quirks of Dark Matter in the Milky Way The conversation shifts to an exploration of the unique behavior of dark matter in the Milky Way, particularly in its extremities, suggesting that our galaxy's dark matter may exhibit distinct characteristics compared to other galaxies.00:16:31 - Closing Remarks Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson wrap up the episode, thanking listeners for tuning in and hinting at the intriguing nature of the dark matter discussion as a teaser for future episodes.00:17:09 - Understanding the Galaxy's Geometry Fred and Andrew discuss the challenges of mapping our galaxy's geometry, including the difficulty of establishing details about our own galaxy due to our position within it.00:19:10 - The Mystery of Galaxy Rotation The conversation explores the discovery of the unusual flat rotation curve of galaxies, leading to the theory of galaxies being embedded in a dark matter halo. This discovery challenges previous expectations about the distribution of dark matter.00:23:38 - Mars: Methane Burps They delve into the detection of methane on Mars and the potential causes, including the possibility of seasonal changes in Mars's atmosphere bringing the methane to the surface. This discovery raises questions about the origin of methane on Mars.00:29:34 - Listener Question: Meteor Showers Ray from California raises an interesting question about the composition and behavior of meteors during showers, pondering whether the process involves vaporization, oxidization, or both. Fred and Andrew discuss the potential explanations for the observed phenomena.00:33:27 - Peer Review Process The conversation touches on the lengthy process of peer reviewing research in astronomy, highlighting the time and effort required to ensure the accuracy and validity of published findings. Fred shares insights into the challenges and rewards of peer reviewing scientific work.00:34:17 - Red Pens and Solar Pergolas The hosts discuss using red pens and the idea of a solar pergola to cool the planet.00:35:35 - Engineering Challenges The hosts analyze the engineering challenges of building a solar pergola and its potential impact on the planet's temperature.00:39:40 - Megastructure and Civilization The hosts delve into the concept of building a megastructure and its potential impact on reclassifying civilization.00:40:54 - Hyper Mega Engineering and Terraforming The hosts discuss the feasibility of moving planets and terraforming, exploring the complexities and potential limitations of such endeavors.00:45:48 - Listener Engagement and Patreon The hosts encourage listener engagement, mention the Patreon supporters, and invite questions for the next episode.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/space-nuts--2631155/support.
49:28🌏 Get Our Exclusive NordVPN deal here ➼ https://nordvpn.com/spacenuts or use the checkout code SPACENUTS. It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! ✌If you're feeling frustrated because you've been reading multiple scientific articles, but still feel confused about space exploration, then you are not alone! If you're feeling overwhelmed because you've been watching documentaries about the universe, but still struggle to understand the latest scientific discoveries, then you are not alone! If you're feeling discouraged because you've been attending lectures on space exploration, but still find it difficult to grasp the concepts, then you are not alone! If you're feeling disheartened because you've been following space-related news, but still lack the in-depth knowledge you desire, then you are not alone! In this episode, you will be able to: · Explore the Universe's Rotation and Exploration: Uncover the mysteries of the universe's rotation and delve into the latest space exploration discoveries. · Unravel the Temperature of Space and James Webb Telescope: Understand the extreme temperatures of space and the groundbreaking capabilities of the James Webb telescope. · Discover Curiosities About Galaxies and the Expanding Universe: Delve into the fascinating world of galaxies and gain insights into the expanding universe, sparking your curiosity about the cosmos. · Engage with Listener Questions and Interactions: Engage with our community as we answer intriguing listener questions and foster a deeper understanding of space exploration. The background temperature of space is indeed 2.7 degrees Kelvin. And what that is, is the radiation from the big Bang. - Fred Watson Unleash Your Curiosity about Galaxies and the Expanding Universe The boundless nature of the universe and the enigma of what lies beyond our vision sparks the hosts' curiosity. They express a compelling interest in observing the expanding universe's limits and finding what lies beyond the visible cosmos. Furnishing the listeners with a mental image of the unknown, the episode fosters a deeper appreciation for space exploration and the mysteries it holds. The resources mentioned in this episode are: · Visit the Space Nuts podcast website to listen to more episodes and submit your own questions or comments. · Check out the James Webb Space Telescope's latest updates and discoveries on the NASA website. · Explore the concept of the equation of state and its implications in cosmology through reputable scientific sources and publications. · Learn more about the temperature of space and the cosmic microwave background radiation from reliable scientific sources and educational materials. · Stay updated on the latest space news and discoveries by subscribing to the Space Nuts podcast on your preferred podcast platform. · The key moments in this episode are:00:00:00 - Introduction and Oldest Black Hole Discovery 00:02:52 - James Webb Space Telescope's Discovery 00:11:32 - Asteroid Impact on Earth 00:16:33 - Astronomer Christian Sarnesky's Discoveries 00:12:23 - Summary and Conclusion 00:17:02 - Meteorite Recovery and Asteroid Monitoring 00:19:42 - Mars Copter's Communication Issues 00:23:48 - Ingenuity's Success and Challenges 00:25:41 - Equation of State and Cosmological Constant 00:30:25 - Does the Universe Rotate? 00:35:04 - Rotation of the Universe 00:36:27 - Hypothetical Telescope 00:41:41 - Temperature of Space 00:45:19 - Listener Feedback Explore the Universe's Rotation and Exploration This podcast episode embarks on a fascinating discussion about the rotation of the universe. While it remains a challenging concept without a frame of reference, the possibility is raised that if multiple universes exist, our own could indeed be rotating. Furthermore, the hosts express a shared desire to glimpse our galaxy from an exterior perspective, underscoring the immense potential for exploration that space provides. Delve into the Temperature of Space and the James Webb Telescope Listeners are enlightened on the intriguing aspect of space temperature, which despite standing at a constant 2.7 Kelvin, can vary due to radiant heat from nearby celestial bodies. The James Webb telescope serves as the perfect example, experiencing temperature differences owing to solar radiation. Conclusively, despite the sun's influence on objects in space, the surrounding vacuum maintains a stable temperature. · https://www.facebook.com/spacenutspodcast · https://www.youtube.com/@spacenutspodcast · https://www.youtube.com/@spacenutspodcast · www.spacenuts.io · https://www.linkedin.com/in/biteszHQ · https://www.twitter.com/spacenutspod#spacenuts #astronomy #space #news #mars #blackholesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/space-nuts--2631155/support.
#387: Dark Energy Survey Sparks New Questions About the Universe
49:58If you're feeling frustrated by the lack of understanding dark energy, despite hours spent researching and reading about it, then you are not alone! Despite your efforts to grasp the concept, you may feel like you're still no closer to unraveling the mysteries of the universe. The confusion and uncertainty may be leaving you feeling disheartened and discouraged about ever truly understanding dark energy. But rest assured, many others share your struggle and are also seeking clarity on this complex topic.In this episode, you will be able to:· Understand the origins of water in the solar system and its significance for life beyond Earth.· Explore the fascinating process of the formation of the solar system and how it shaped our cosmic neighborhood.· Discover the potential for terraforming Venus, unlocking the possibility of transforming inhospitable planets into habitable ones.· Uncover the abundance of water in the solar system and its implications for future space exploration and colonization.· Learn about the slingshot effect in space missions and how it enables spacecraft to travel vast distances with limited fuel.'Two out of the three atoms in a water molecule are hydrogen. So two thirds of your 75%, which is 50% of the atoms in your body, come from the Big Bang. Why? You feel old these days? 13.8 billion year old hydrogen.' - Andrew DunkleyTerraforming Venus Possibilities: Terraforming Venus is a topic of fascinating discussion. The suggestion of transforming its carbon dioxide-heavy atmosphere using photosynthetic algae could potentially cool it down over extended periods. However, the surface atmospheric pressure on Venus is significantly higher than Earth's, making such an endeavor incredibly complex and presently unfeasible.The key moments in this episode are:00:00:00 - Introduction to Dark Energy Survey 00:08:15 - Peregrine Lander Mission 00:13:48 - Dark Energy Survey Results 00:16:18 - Quintessence and Thunderplump 00:17:38 - Exploring the Cosmic Megastructure 00:19:56 - Universe Homogeneity and Big Ring Discovery 00:23:16 - Speculation on Megastructure Origins 00:24:53 - Unraveling the Mystery of Cosmic Structures 00:29:32 - Addressing Audience Feedback 00:34:17 - Formation of the Solar System and Origin of Water 00:37:27 - Slingshot Effect and Spacecraft Momentum 00:40:43 - Terraforming Venus and Atmospheric Cleanup 00:45:04 - Are Humans Stars? Stardust Origins The resources mentioned in this episode are:· Visit spacenutspodcast.com or spacenuts.io to send in your text or audio questions.· Listen to Space Nuts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, or your favorite podcast player.· Stream on demand at bitesz.com or spacenuts.io.· Check out the documentary The Stars by the BBC.· Send feedback or questions through the Space Nuts website.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/space-nuts--2631155/support.