Space Nuts

Space Nuts

All things Space – news, travel, discoveries, the mysteries and more…with world renown and respected Astronomer Dr. Fred Watson with Broadcaster/Journalist Andrew Dunkley. Website: www.bitesz.com

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November 25, 2021 45 min
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Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 280 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
An episode where too many listener questions is barely enough.
We have questions about Gravitational Waves; Mystery Space Signal; the James Webb Telescope; Space Junk; the o...
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Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 279 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●About that Russian missile test that caused ‘issues’ for the ISS
●Taking a look at the new Dark matter theory that’s just been published
●The discovery of a small black hol...
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November 11, 2021 49 min
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Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 278 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●Gravitational Wave Detection – Some big news...Fred has details and inside story.
●Problems with the SpaceX capsule – a broken toilet.
●This week’s listener questions involve queries about the Big Bang; sound in space and could humans live on Titan or I...
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November 4, 2021 52 min
Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 277 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
?Happy Birthday Parkes Radio Telescope – 60 yrs. is quite an achievement.
?The benefits of putting a telescope past Saturn.
?This week’s listener questions kick off with Jim who wants to challenge Einstein; Damien clocks in with the obligatory Dark Matter question (what would our show be without them?) and Robert has a fascinat...
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October 28, 2021 50 min
Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 276 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●It’s a big time for Fred…he explains
●The discovery of new exo-planet….but this one’s not in our galaxy….Fred has details and why this discovery is important.
●That mystery signal from space – it’s finally been identified. Details are given…
●This week’s listener questions cover Dark Matter; what niche locations are there out t...
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October 21, 2021 45 min
Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 275 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●Another questions, questions, questions episode.
●Today we have questions about gravitational waves, red shift, ramjet travel and more.
●Plus…a fascinating question asking Fred what his personal highlights have been in his long stellar career.
●We tackle audio and text questions as we try to work our way through the backlog. Fr...
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October 14, 2021 50 min
A podcast about Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 274 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●The age of Moon Rocks – the Chang’e 5 findings.
●Mysterious radio signals have been discovered coming from distant stars. So what are they?
●Listener questions…The temperature of black holes; what is spacetime made of; why Jupiter and other gas giants haven’t been turned into rocky planets by all the asteroid i...
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October 7, 2021 45 min
Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 273 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●Beat that Star Wars, the discovery of a planet in galaxy far far way that orbits three stars.
●BepiColombo has been sending back some pretty spectacular pictures as it cruises past Mercury. We have an update…
●Listener questions…many listener questions…and Fred has answers for all.
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September 30, 2021 47 min
Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 272 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●How the Biblical story of Sodom may have been inspired by an astronomical catastrophe
●The giant red spot on Jupiter – is it speeding up?
●Listener questions…we revisit the possible (or not) heat death of the universe…does a neutron star have an event horizon and a couple of text questions from John Dunkley…any relation? Find ...
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September 23, 2021 48 min
Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 271 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●Has the University of Cambridge accidentally stumbled across evidence of Dark Energy? Maybe.
●A 2200 year old observatory that’s been discovered in Peru…and it still works!
●Listener questions…can we watch light move through the Universe if you’re in the right place at the right time, a tongue in cheek question about flat-eart...
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September 16, 2021 52 min
Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 270 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●The one where too many audience questions is never enough. The whole show is devoted to them…including one very clever submission. As usual, no question is too tricky for our Astronomer At Large…they all get an answer from Fred.
●Note…the photo in this weeks artwork was taken by our own Andrew Dunkley this week…so for no part...
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September 9, 2021 47 min
Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 269 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●Success on Mars…
●Also on Mars, Ingenuity’s life has been extended…
●A new method for investigating the atmosphere of other planets..
●Brown Dwarf stars…are there more of them than previously thought?
●Audience questions…Peter has a question about time travel involving a clock on Pluto...another question about dips in light and ...
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September 2, 2021 46 min
Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 268 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●How star making galaxies cause galactic pollution on a massive scale…
●Stars that are eating their own planets…as a consequence, there are probably less Earth like habitable planets out there than we think…
●Audience questions…David in Texas (USA) has a black hole question and is seeking some clarification…and Martin in Wollon...
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August 26, 2021 49 min
Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 267 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●The fastest orbiting asteroid ever seen…
●A space launch from Australia that only cost a few hundred dollars. So how did they do it and what does it mean? Fred knows…
●A new kind of telescope that will rival Hubble’s results…and it’s held aloft by a helium balloon…a very big one!
●Audience feedback and questions. Fred tackles i...
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Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 266 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●A new way to measure the mass of a supermassive black hole.
●A delay to the NASA Moon mission. And the launch of Boeing’s Starliner.
●The Mars Perseverance Rover’s failure at its first attempt to collect samples.
●A listener corrects us …. Plus, a listener asks us to offer up a dumbed down version of what Dark Matter is and why...
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August 12, 2021 55 min
Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 265 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●Time to tackle your questions again. From around the globe, our listeners have the darndest questions.
●Everything from life to quantum fluctuations, Satellite visibility and the speed of light.
●Fred has answers….
●Remember: If you’re thinking of buying your first or even a new telescope, visit our sponsor Orion Telescopes &am...
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August 5, 2021 44 min
Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 264 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●All about that dramatic incident on the International Space Station.
●The search for the origin of the asteroid that finished off the dinosaurs. Fred has the latest.
●Our listener questions …What’s the difference between Pulsars and Quasars? How does dark matter escape a black hole? Plus, a question about the heliopause and th...
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July 29, 2021 42 min
Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 263 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●A warning from NASA – the moon could lift our high tide levels in the near future.
●The latest on Mars Quakes and the core of the red planet from the InSight Mission.
●Our listener questions …Ollie in South Australia wants to know what knocked Uranus flat on its back…and Matt from Chattanooga has questions about the recent Vi...
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July 22, 2021 42 min
Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 262 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●A quick discussion about the successful launch of Jeff Bezos into space…
●Astronomers have obtained detailed images of a plasma jet from a supermassive black hole. Fred has the details.
●And there are mountains on neutron stars...but not as you may think.
●Our listener questions …both about telescopes but vastly different. Firs...
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July 15, 2021 44 min
Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
Space Nuts Episode 261 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
●News from Andrew for Space Nuts fans as the podcast’s universe expands
●An ancient star explosion that appears to be more powerful than any supernova we’ve ever seen Fred has details.
●Enceladus’s methane plumes…what they’re all about.
●Our listener questions focusing on the UK…from James and Duncan. Fred has the answers.
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