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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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What is 'Oumuamua? Alan Jackson & Steven Desch ASU The Cosmic Companion March 30, 2021

This week, we have a double interview, talking with astronomer Alan Jackson and astrophysicist Steven Desch. We will talk about their new study of 'Oumuamua, an interstellar body which visited our solar system in 2017.  

But first, we look at some odd geology on the Red Planet, as researchers learn how spiders on Mars form. We also see new images of the supermassive black hole at the core of the galaxy M87. Finally, we dive into the mammoth oceans of Saturn's moon, Enceladus, learning how currents flow under its icy shell.

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Next week: Yuri's Night - celebrating the 60th anniversary of human spaceflight and the 40th anniversary of the Space Shuttle with three-time Shuttle astronaut Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan!  

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