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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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The TRAPPIST-1 System - Dr. Eric Agol University of Washington - The Cosmic Companion Feb. 9, 2021

This week, we welcome Professor Eric Agol from the University of Washington to the show. He is an astrophysicist focused on the study of  exoplanets, and we will be talking about his work uncovering conditions on the seven worlds of the TRAPPIST-1 system.  

But first, we look at a study proposing a new way to find dark matter – one of the greatest mysteries in astrophysics. Next, we examine a possible new method for seeing long-elusive gravitational waves. Finally, we hear the story of a student astronomer who may have found a  missing piece of the Cosmos.  

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Coming March 16: Neil deGrasse Tyson!   

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