Season 1

S01E86: First Human Spaceflight - What? // NASA's New Tool // Finding Life on Enceladus and more

Dec. 23, 2022

Hi, thanks for joining me. This is Astronomy Daily. My name is Andrew Dunkley, your host. Coming up on today's program, the first human spaceflight in history. Yes, you heard me right, but I left a little bit out - for India…

S01E85: A Galaxy Mystery Solved // Another Huge Telescope Build // New Tool to Unravel the Mysteries of the Sun

Dec. 22, 2022

Thanks again for joining me on Astronomy Daily. Andrew Dunkley here, your host. Coming up today, a mystery of our galaxy has been solved. Yet another huge telescope to be built and a new tool to unravel the mysteries of the …

S01E84: Powering Up the Red Planet // Detecting Extraterrestrials // Ancient Calendar Discovery

Dec. 21, 2022

And Happy International Dalek Remembrance Day! Hi there, thanks for joining me on Astronomy Daily. Andrew Dunkley here, your host. And coming up on today's edition, Powering Up the Red Planet, a new way that we might be able…

S01E83: New Comet Intercept Mission // The Solar System's Magnetic Tunnel // Space Junk - A Warning

Dec. 20, 2022

Today’s Space, Astronomy, and Science News Podcast Hi, thanks for joining me. This is Astronomy Daily. I'm your host, Andrew Dunkley. Coming up today, a comet interceptor mission. Nothing to do with DART or the plans of the …

S01E82: Life on Enceladus? // Mars Update // Uranus Jokes get Worse

Dec. 19, 2022

Coming up on this episode, we're going to look at Enceladus because scientists think they've found the last piece of the puzzle that would give Enceladus everything it needs to have life. We've also in the past been talking …

S01E81: The Sound of a Dust Devil on Mars // JWST 2022 Awards // Two Water Planets Detected

Dec. 16, 2022

Today’s Space, Astronomy, and Science News Podcast This is Astronomy Daily. My name is Andrew Dunkley, your host, as we take a look at some of the astronomy and space science news of the day. Coming up in this episode, the s…

S01E80: Fusion Power // Making Light Travel in Two Directions at Once // Moon Craters

Dec. 15, 2022

Hello again and thanks for joining us on Astronomy Daily. Coming up on this edition, we're going to be looking at a few landmark pieces of science, particularly about a breakthrough in the provision of power going forward. …

S01E79: Bending Space Time // Sad Truth of Proxima Centauri // Disappearing Stars

Dec. 14, 2022

Thanks for joining us on Astronomy Daily, where we take a daily look at astronomy and space science news. I'm your host, Andrew Dunkley. Coming up, we are going to be looking at bending space time. Also the sad truth abou…

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S01E78: Who Owns The Moon? // How Old is the Universe? // What Hit Earth?

Dec. 13, 2022

Hello once again, thanks for joining me on Astronomy Daily. Hope you're well. Coming up in this episode, we're going to tell you who owns the Moon. Or does anybody own it at all? That is the question. And we're going to l…

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S01E77: Artemis-1 Mission Update - Splashdown!

Dec. 12, 2022

Today’s Space, Astronomy, and Science News Podcast Hi there, thanks for joining us on Astronomy Daily, I'm your host Andrew Duntley and I hope you had a good weekend whatever you did and wherever you are. Coming up on this…

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S01E76: Living on Asteroids

Dec. 9, 2022

Today’s Space, Astronomy, and Science News Podcast Thanks for joining us on Astronomy Daily. Andrew Duntley here, your host. Hope you're well. Coming up on today's show, another major discovery by the James Webb Space Tele…

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Another JWST Discovery // Neo-Surveyor Approved //Last Photo On The Moon - Found!

Dec. 8, 2022

S01E75 Today’s Space, Astronomy, and Science News Podcast Thanks for joining us on Astronomy Daily. Andrew Duntley here, your host. Hope you're well. Coming up on today's show, another major discovery by the James Webb Sp…

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Is Mars Still an Active Planet? New Evidence

Dec. 7, 2022

Thanks for joining us on another edition of Astronomy Daily. Andrew Dunkley here. And coming up on today's program, Mars may still be an active world. New images of Titan reveal rare clouds. Sharing the James Webb Space …

Orion Nebula // Venus // The Hunt for Extraterrestrials

Dec. 6, 2022

Today’s Space, Astronomy, and Science News Podcast Thanks for joining us on Astronomy Daily yet again, my name is Andrew Dunkley, your host, and coming up on this edition, we'll be looking at the Orion Nebula, a bit of a fo…

The Hipparcos Star Chart Update // SpaceX Moon Mission // New Epcot Attraction

Dec. 5, 2022

Thanks for joining me again on Astronomy Daily. Andrew Dunkley here, your host. Hope you had a great weekend. Coming up on today's program to kick off the week, more on the Hipparcos star chart. We've talked about this be…

Significant Similarities - Mars and Earth - The New Findings

Dec. 2, 2022

Coming up on today's show, it's looking like the history of Mars has got some uncanny similarities to Earth. And I'm not just talking about the fact that it used to be a wet, warm planet that could have harbored life. No, ot…

The Venus Conundrum - Solved?

Dec. 1, 2022

Today we're going to look at the cause of the runaway greenhouse effect on Venus. They think they've nailed down what's happened. Special guest will be my good friend and Astronomer At Large, Professor Fred Watson. We're al…

40 yr Old Black Hole-Mystery - Solved!

Nov. 30, 2022

Coming up in this episode we're going to look at the bright lights of supermassive black holes. How is that possible when they don't emit light? We'll explain. A large extra-galactic structure has been discovered. And I kno…

New Information - The Sun's Effect on Global Warming - Division Abounds!

Nov. 29, 2022

Today we're going to be looking at the Sun's influence on global warming and it looks like there's quite a division in opinion on that topic. Where Mars gets its clouds, particularly the big storms, and covering up a murde…

Galaxies That Dont Have any Dark Matter. Say What?

Nov. 28, 2022

Monday November 28, 2022 Astronomy Daily – The Podcast Today on the show, we'll be looking at dark matter. Well, actually, we won't be looking at it because we'll be talking about galaxies that don't have any, which seems…

Have We Finally Found Earth 2.0? - Say Hello To Kepler-1649C

Nov. 25, 2022

Coming up on today's episode of Astronomy Daily The Podcast, the first astronaut with a disability. We'll also talk about something very exciting. It looks like, maybe, perhaps, could be, an Earth-like planet being discover…

WASP 39B Re-examined by JWST - The Results

Nov. 24, 2022

This is Astronomy Daily. I'm your host Andrew Dunkley. I hope you're well and hope you can sit through the latest episode where we'll be talking about an analysis of the planet WASP 39b by the James Webb Space Telescope beca…

Unexplained Drastic Changes in the Heliopause

Nov. 23, 2022

Hello once again thanks for joining me this is Astronomy Daily where we talk astronomy and space science that's in the news. Coming up on today's edition we're going to look at the edge of our solar system. It's been the s…

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The Origin of Life in the Universe is - Mars? A New Theory

Nov. 22, 2022

This is Astronomy Daily, I am your host, Andrew Dunkley, and coming up on this edition, Mars may have been where life came from. That is an interesting concept. We also look at where our water may have come from, the sun's i…

The Growing Space Economy

Nov. 21, 2022

Hello, hope you had a great weekend. Andrew Dunkley here for Astronomy Daily, another week of space and astronomy news ahead of us. And on today's program, we're going to be looking at the role of NASA and some of the first…

Mars May Be Destroying One of its Own Moons - New Details

Nov. 18, 2022

Hello, thanks for joining us on Astronomy Daily, the podcast that provides news and information about astronomy and space science. My name is Andrew Dunkley, your host. Coming up on this edition, scientists have created a b…

Artemis-1 - At Last!

Nov. 17, 2022

This is Astronomy Daily, my name is Andrew Dunkley, your host and coming up on today's edition, Artemis 1 at last, off the ground and headed to the moon. We'll talk about that at length and joining us will be Professor Fred …

How Our Sun Will Die - The New Thinking

Nov. 16, 2022

On the program today we're going to look at how the Sun will die. Scientists have made some predictions. The star Betelgeese, Betelgeist, Betelgeuse, whatever you want to call it, has dimmed by about 60% and they think they…

Why Haven't We Met Any Intelligent Life Yet?

Nov. 15, 2022

Tuesday November 15, 2022 Today’s headline stories: This is Astronomy Daily and I'm your host, Andrew Dunkley. Coming up on today's edition, scientists have been able to trace the Earth's path through the galaxy through …

Mars Express Orbiter - How They Get the Data Back to Earth

Nov. 14, 2022

Monday November 14, 2022 Today’s headline stories: Astronomy Daily – The Podcast Coming up on today's edition, we look at getting information from Mars. Getting the data is one thing, getting it back to Earth is another. …

The End of The Road for the Atlas Rocket

Nov. 11, 2022

Friday November 11, 2022 Today’s headline stories: Astronomy Daily – The Podcast -NASA will continue a lunar smallsat mission for launch in mid 2023, despite exceeding its cost cap by 30%. -The Atlas rocket family, a sta…

Witnessing a Supernova Collapse

Nov. 10, 2022

Thursday November 10, 2022 Today’s headline stories: - The Hubble Space Telescope has witnessed the death throes of a very distant Core-Collapse supernova, one that occurred more than 11 billion years ago - The Arecibo…

The Search for a New Moon Buggy Begins

Nov. 9, 2022

Today’s headline stories: - Spider Oak, which is a leader in cybersecurity solutions for next generation space systems, has been awarded a contract by the US. Defense Innovation unit - . The New Horizon spacecraft, whic…

3D Printing of Satellites

Nov. 8, 2022

Tuesday November 8, 2022 Today’s headline stories: - It's been confirmed that Chinese rocket debris weighing 23 tons crashed back to Earth in an uncontrolled descent. - . The New Horizon spacecraft, which flew by Pluto t…

Official Alien Contact Protocols Plan

Nov. 7, 2022

Monday November 7, 2022 Today’s headline stories: - A contract the US. Space Force awarded last month to Firefly Aerospace and Millennium Space was just the first step toward the goal of launching a space mission on 24 hou…

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Much Ado About Mars and Meteors - Astronomy Daily the Podcast S01E51

Nov. 4, 2022

Friday November 4, 2022 Today’s headline stories: - Rocket spotters can see the Antares ISS resupply launch on November 6 in Virginia USA - Climate reach reveals the world will experience more rainbows due to climate chan…

Work Continues on One of the Great Space Mysteries - Astronomy Daily the Podcast S01E50

Nov. 3, 2022

Thursday November 3, 2022 Today’s headline stories: - What Causes Fast Radio Bursts? To astronomers, it’s one of the great unknowns - to date, we’ve rules out super black holes and shock jocks. But the research continues. …

The Sound of Earth's Magnetic Field Under Attack

Nov. 2, 2022

Today’s headline stories: - Earth’s Magnetic Field sounds scary. - Check out the sound bite … Weird! - Out of the Wreckage - Arecibo delivers data for greater definition of asteroids. - Earth sets new speed record - Flash…

Artemis-1 and Space Force Updates

Nov. 1, 2022

Tuesday November 1, 2022 Today’s headline stories: - Artemis launch date set - Details inside... - SpaceX Fires up Falcon Heavy in a successful static fire test - on track to carry Space Force stuff soon. Can’t wait… Obvi…

Open Star Clusters Puzzle for Researchers

Oct. 31, 2022

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International Space Station Identifies Environmental Threats from Space

Oct. 28, 2022

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Billboards In Space - Really

Oct. 27, 2022

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Artemis 1 Updated Launch Dates Confirmed

Oct. 26, 2022

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Ancient Star Map Discovery

Oct. 25, 2022

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Cosmic Girl Arrives

Oct. 24, 2022

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Deciphering the Occultation Data from the Cassini Mission

Oct. 21, 2022

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Do You Dig the Moon Like I Dig the Moon

Oct. 20, 2022

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Who Gets to Use the JWST?; Hot Gas; Super Massive Black Hole Pulses

Oct. 19, 2022

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Landing on Mars; Building the Universe in your Moms Basement

Oct. 18, 2022

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The Man in the Moon; Iron Rain; The Heaviest Element in the Upper Atmosphere

Oct. 17, 2022

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