Cover art for podcast Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion

Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion

98 EpisodesProduced by The Cosmic CompanionWebsite

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

Support the Show

Supporting Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion will ensure they keep making the show you love

financial supportSupport

Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion Podcast - Interview with Pedro Bernardinelli April 7, 2020

Hello everyone!This week's episode of Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion features a new method of imaging black holes, and we discuss how lunar and Martian colonies could be constructed from human urine. Finally, we will journey back 14 centuries to ancient Japan, when a giant, glowing, red pheasant was seen hovering in the skies above that island nation.

I also interview Dr. Pedro Bernardinelli of The University of Pennsylvania, lead researcher on a study which found 316 minor planets beyond Neptune

Recently, 316 minor planets were discovered beyond Neptune. The Cosmic Companion talks to the astronomer that headed this historic study. Image credit: Martynan/Adobe Stock.

Watch the video version of this episode (full interview in podcast only):

Next week on Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion, we talk to Alan Adler, Inventor of Aerobie flying discs, and the Aeropress coffee maker. (Watch his interview on Good Morning America).

If you enjoyed this episode of The Cosmic Companion, please download and share the episode on YouTube or any major podcast provider. For more details on space and astronomy news, please visit for watching, listening, and sharing! - James

Get full access to The Cosmic Companion at


Send in a voice message:
Support this podcast:

Educational emoji reaction


Interesting emoji reaction


Funny emoji reaction


Agree emoji reaction


Love emoji reaction


Wow emoji reaction


Listen to Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens