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NASA astrophysicist says black hole image depicts the 'fabric of our reality'

Humanity got its first glimpse of a black hole on Wednesday, and it looks like a flaming doughnut or a glowing eye. The picture was created with data...
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Thu, 04/11/2019 - 7:50am
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Connections: Discussing the space shuttle Challenger disaster

Monday marked 33 years since the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds into its flight. All seven crew members, including a teacher, were killed....
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Thu, 01/31/2019 - 9:43am
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Connections: Was Oumuamua created by aliens?!

Oumuamua is the strange, cigar-shaped space rock that hurtled through our interstellar neighborhood at high speed, then left as fast as it came....
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Wed, 11/28/2018 - 9:25am
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Connections: Astrophysicist Adam Frank and his book, "Light of the Stars"

Astrophysicist Adam Frank joins us to discuss his new book, "Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth." Frank writes about how our...
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Tue, 07/17/2018 - 10:25am
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Connections: How can we prepare for an asteroid strike?

We discuss the recent asteroid that nearly missed hitting Earth. Our guests discuss techniques that we can use to protect ourselves, how much warning we...
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Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:08am
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Connections: Planetary scientist David Stevenson

It's a name you haven't heard, but Dave Stevenson is a "legend" in the world of interplanetary science. That's according to the U of R's own Adam Frank....
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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 9:17am
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Connections: Looking for signs of extraterrestrial life

Are we alone in the universe? China has custom-built the world’s first observatory designed to listen for messages from extraterrestrial life. That...
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Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:22pm
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