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Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion

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The latest astronomy and space news from around the world. PLUS casual interviews with astronomers and other scientists seeking to understand the cosmos. All delivered in an easy-to-understand style with a dash of humor.Named Best Astronomy Podcast in the world by Starlust! https://starlust.org/spac… read more

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Designing Soil for Farming on Mars - Laura Fackrell Unv. of GA - Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion Nov. 10, 2020

This week, we welcome Laura Fackrell, geochemist at the University of  Georgia, to the show. We will be discussing her work developing soil for  farms on Mars, capable of growing crops to feed interplanetary  colonists.

We will also journey out beyond our solar system, where Voyager 2 hears from NASA for the first time in months. We examine a tiny asteroid  traveling through space along with Mars that is a near-perfect geological match for our Moon. Finally, we will explore the Solar System from our own back yards, as all seven planets visible in the sky can be seen this week from most places on Earth.

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