Space Nuts

Space Nuts

Professor Fred Watson and Andrew Dunkley

Join Professor Fred Watson, world-renowned Astronomer at Large, and Sci-Fi Author and Broadcaster Andrew Dunkley, on their captivating podcast, Space Nuts. Dive into the vast universe of space, astronomy and astrophysics as they discuss the latest news, exciting space travel adventures, groundbreaking discoveries, and unravel the enduring mysteries of the cosmos. This engaging series offers a unique blend of expert insights and imaginative storytelling and listener input, making it a must-listen for space enthusiasts and science fiction fans alike.

Two episodes a week with news and explainer focused editions published on Thursday's and our Listener Q&A focused edition on Monday's.

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Space Nuts Episode: NASA's New AR Toy, Star Trek Illusion, and Euclid's Orphan Stars
Join Andrew Dunkley and Professor Fred Watson in this captivating episode of Space Nuts as they explore the latest in space science and astronomy. From NASA's innovative social media tools to the intriguing discoveries by the Euclid space telescope, there's something for every space enthusiast.
Episode Highlights:
- NASA's Augmented Reality for Instagram: Learn about NASA's new AR tool for Instagram users, designed to bring the wonders of the universe to your screen in a whole new dimension. Fred and Andrew discuss the impact and potential of this exciting technology.
- Star Trek Illusion: Discover the disappointing truth behind the star that was supposed to host the planet Vulcan from Star Trek. Fred explains the recent findings that debunk the existence of this fictional planet.
- Euclid Space Telescope's Orphan Stars: The first images from the Euclid space telescope have revealed a surprising number of orphan stars. Fred delves into the significance of this discovery and what it means for our understanding of the universe.
- Rogue Planets in the Milky Way: Euclid's mission also uncovers rogue planets within the Orion Nebula. Andrew and Fred discuss the implications of these free-floating planets and the ongoing search for Planet Nine.
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Previous episodes

  • 436 - #425: Instagram Innovations & Orphan Stars: NASA's Latest Reveals 
    Thu, 13 Jun 2024
  • 435 - #424: Gravity Waves & Space Junk: Cosmic Queries Unpacked 
    Sun, 09 Jun 2024
  • 434 - #423: Earth-Like Exoplanets & Dyson Spheres: Unveiling New Cosmic Discoveries 
    Thu, 06 Jun 2024
  • 433 - #422: Dim Lights & Dark Matter: Cosmic Questions Answered 
    Sun, 02 Jun 2024
  • 432 - #421: Zebrafish & Cosmic Cold Spots: Swimming Through Space Mysteries 
    Thu, 30 May 2024
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