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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!… read more

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Interview with Professor Seiji Sugita of the University of Tokyo - Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion Video and Podcast June 2, 2020

Hello everyone:

In this week's episode of Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion, we watch the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket, lifting a pair of astronauts to the International Space Station. We also learn about a newly-discovered type of supernova, we travel to a solar system much like our own family of stars, and we find how a world roughly the size of Earth has been confirmed around the nearest star to our solar system. Then, we travel back 66 million years, to the end of the age of dinosaurs, learning how an asteroid larger than Mount Everest changed life on Earth forever.

And, in a special interview from Japan, we talk to Professor Seiji Sugita from the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of Tokyo, researcher on the Hayabusa2 mission currently exploring the asteroid Ryugu.

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Coming June 9: Anna Ho of Caltech, who studies Fast Blue Optical Transients (FBOTs), a newly-discovered type of massive explosion seen in distant galaxies.

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