5 Minute Astronomy

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Mars, Blakesley Burkhart
general
Saturn, Blakesley Burkhart
Pluto, Blakesley Burkhart
Nova, history of astronomy
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astronomy, shutdown

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Syndication

Arthur Eigenbrot explains the physics behind "diamond rain" on Jupiter and Saturn.

Direct download: wort_131022_diamondrain.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am CDT

Small asteroids might be more of a problem for Earth then previously thought.  On this episode, learn about recent meteor run-ins and new science on why need to promote better detection systems for small near earth objecs.

Direct download: bang.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am CDT

In this episdoe we discuss the "other worlds" found a tiny patch of sky in the constilation Signus by the Kepler planet hunting spacecraft. Scientists have recently learned that up to one in five of these might harbor the conditions needed for life as we know it!

Direct download: habitable.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:27pm CDT

UW Madison astronomy student Arthur Eigenbrot explains why and how General Relativity works

Direct download: arthorGR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:44pm CDT

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