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Astronomy, Schools, Secondary

Is there life on Venus?

Posted on 30 September 2020 by Grace Mullally

People across the world have been excited by the recent discovery of the molecule phosphine (PH3) in the atmosphere of Venus – the finding of an international collaboration of researchers lead by Cardiff University’s Professor Jane Greaves. With no known explanations for where the molecules came from, the two explanations left are some unknown chemistry
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Astronomy, Public, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: It’s (Almost) Never Aliens

Posted on 14 September 2020 by Chris North

This is a special episode – released a couple of weeks earlier than normal – that’s because we’ve got a very special story to talk about this time. A team of astronomers has detected hints that indicate the possibility that there may be life in the clouds of Venus. Despite the maybes and possibilities, this
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Astronomy, Public, Pythagorean Astronomy, Radio and Podcasts

Pythagorean Astronomy: Black holes – too big and too small

Posted on 3 September 2020 by Chris North

If there’s anything that pricks up the ears in astronomy, it’s black holes. And this month we have not one, but two black hole stories. And, depending on how you count them, four black holes, though two of them no longer exist – if that sounds confusing, then don’t worry, it’ll become clear! Regular listeners
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Astronomy, Pythagorean Astronomy, Radio and Podcasts

Pythagorean Astronomy: Solar Obiter – Not Suitable for Vegetarians

Posted on 30 July 2020 by Chris North

In astronomy, the month of July has been the month of two things: comets, and Mars. Comet Neowise, or to give it it’s full title C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, has graced the skies of the northern hemispheres, becoming the first naked eye comet for some time. Some have even argued it’s the best comet for decades.
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