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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 Steven D'Hondt on finding 100-million-year-old life - Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion Video and Podcast Aug. 11, 2020

Hello everyone: This week, we are joined by Dr. Steven D'Hondt of the University of Rhode Island. He recently co-led a study reviving microorganisms that laid dormant under the ocean floor for over 100 million years. His work could re-write much of what we know about life.

Also in this episode of Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion, we take a look at the discovery of a world much like Saturn orbiting a nearby star, and we see how storms on Jupiter alter the atmosphere of the largest planet in our solar system. Finally, we talk about a unique study that used the Hubble Space Telescope to examine the atmosphere of Earth during a lunar eclipse, testing methods to find life on other worlds.

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Coming August 18: Dr. Allison Youngblood, astronomer with the University of Colorado Boulder. We will talk about her recent study using the Hubble Space Telescope to study the atmosphere on Earth, testing methods to find life on other worlds.

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