The Mars Project! Von Braun’s Ideas for a Mars Mission. Collaboration with Vintage Space

In a special two part episode, Fraser collaborates with space historian Amy Shira Teitel at Vintage Space to investigate what spaceflight advances could have happened. Amy looks at the lost Apollo Missions, while Fraser talks about Werner Von Braun’s “Mars Project”.
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Messier 43 – the De Marian’s Nebula

Located in the direction of the Orion constellation, roughly 1600 light-years from Earth, is the diffuse nebula known as the De Marian’s Nebula
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Digital Society Boosted by Stunning SpaceX Launch Delivering Inmarsat Mobile Broadband Satellite to Orbit – Photo/Video Gallery

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The worlds emerging ‘Digital Society’ gained a big boost following SpaceX’s stunningly beautiful twilight launch of a Falcon 9 that successfully delivered the huge 6.7 ton mobile Inmarsat-5 F4 broadband satellite to orbit for London-based Inmarsat on Monday, May 15.
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Are There Dark Matter Galaxies? ft. Sarah Pearson from Space with Sarah

We know there’s dark matter, and there are galaxies, but are there galaxies entirely made up of dark matter? Astronomer Sarah Pearson joins Fraser to talk about what’s out there.
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The Star That Probably Doesn’t Have an Alien Megastructure (But Maybe it Does) is Dimming Again

The mysterious star that was found to be dimming in 2015 (prompting speculation about an alien megastucture) has been spotted dimming again!
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This is Important! Students Are Figuring Out How to Make Beer on the Moon

A team of bioengineering students from UC San Diego has successfully created an experiment to test if beer can be brewed on the Moon
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Space Station-Based Experiment Might Have Found Evidence of Dark Matter Destroying Itself

Two studies conducted independently of each other (using data obtained aboard the ISS) have provided a possible glimpse of dark matter
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The Circinus Constellation

Located in the southern skies is the faint constellation of Circinus, one of the 88 modern constellations recognized by the IAU
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It’s Been Three Years Since We’ve Had a Supernova This Close

Earlier this month, amateur astronomer Patrick Wiggins spotted a type II supernova, which happened to be the closest to our Solar System in three years.
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We Will Launch on Reuseable Rocket After Exceptional SpaceX Performance – Inmarsat CEO Tells Universe Today

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Following SpaceX’s “exceptional performance” launching an immensely powerful broadband satellite on their maiden mission for Inmarsat this week on a Falcon 9 rocket, the company CEO told Universe Today that Inmarsat was willing to conduct future launches with SpaceX – including on a “reusable rocket in the future!”
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Dinosaur Killing Asteroid Hit in Exactly the Wrong Place

A new BBC documentary called “The Day The Dinosaurs Died” explains how things might have been different for the dinosaurs if the asteroid that caused their extinction had hit deeper ocean.
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History of Titan’s landscape resembles that of Mars, not Earth

In a paper published in Science, researchers report that Titan, like Mars but unlike Earth, has not undergone any active plate tectonics in its recent past. The upheaval of mountains by plate tectonics deflects the paths that rivers take. The team found that this telltale signature was missing from river networks on Mars and Titan. …

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