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Cosmic Vertigo

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Rank #28 in Astronomy category

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Do you ever feel dizzy when you think about the incomprehensible scale of space? We call that feeling Cosmic Vertigo. Welcome to a head-spinning conversation between two friends who study the sky for a living.

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Do you ever feel dizzy when you think about the incomprehensible scale of space? We call that feeling Cosmic Vertigo. Welcome to a head-spinning conversation between two friends who study the sky for a living.

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So good!

By Bookshelves91 - Feb 03 2019
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This show is so goo! It's definitley mind-blowing boiling down a lot of the technical language so that people can understand. I really enjoy their metaphors.

Excellent podcast

By Trillian108 - Feb 11 2018
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Really enjoyed this show! Especially the dark matter episode. Thanks guys!

iTunes Ratings

45 Ratings
Average Ratings
42
2
1
0
0

So good!

By Bookshelves91 - Feb 03 2019
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This show is so goo! It's definitley mind-blowing boiling down a lot of the technical language so that people can understand. I really enjoy their metaphors.

Excellent podcast

By Trillian108 - Feb 11 2018
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Really enjoyed this show! Especially the dark matter episode. Thanks guys!
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Cosmic Vertigo

Latest release on Jul 21, 2019

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Rank #1: Cosmic Vertigo presents.. Little Tiny

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ABC podcast Little Tiny explores world history via the small things that have shaped it - all in the space of a coffee break!

In this episode, host Kara Schlegl delves into the discovery of the cosmic microwave background.

To hear more, search for Little Tiny on the ABC Listen app, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Host
Kara Schlegl

Producer
Bryce Halliday

History consultant
Zoë Tan

Executive Producer
Joel Werner

Feb 11 2019

11mins

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Rank #2: Cosmic Vertigo presents.. The Moon Landing 001 - Lift-off!

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50 years after the Apollo 11 mission successfully landed humans on the moon, hear about the journey's crucial moments - and the near misses.

Jul 16 2019

5mins

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Rank #3: 015 | Hotter than hot

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The hottest thing in the Universe isn't the core of a planet, or the centre of an exploding star. It's created here on Earth by scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider.

Jun 12 2018

36mins

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Rank #4: 002 | Measly little specks of dust

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Our Solar System started out as a chaotic Primordial Pancake. Now it hosts the eight planets we know and love, plus poor old Pluto, plus some other stuff. Like asteroids with their own moons.

Mar 16 2017

29mins

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Rank #5: 005 | Where are all the aliens?

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Alan and Amanda debate the number of civilisations that might be out there, get the maths wrong, and argue about whether our biggest barriers to coexistence would be linguistic or… dietary.

Apr 04 2017

37mins

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Rank #6: 017 | Longer than long

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If you wait long enough, would another Universe spontaneously arise in front of you? Chances are it won’t happen in your lifetime… But it could.

Jun 26 2018

30mins

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Rank #7: 003 | The bigger they are, the faster they burn

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What makes a star a star? When will Betelgeuse explode? Amanda explores what "any day now" means in astronomy and Alan starts measuring mass in millions of marsupials.

Mar 23 2017

27mins

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Rank #8: Cosmic Vertigo presents.. Sum of All Parts

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Cosmic Vertigo producer Joel Werner has a new podcast!

Sum of All Parts tells extraordinary stories from the world of numbers.

The episode featured here is..

'Phoenix + Electron'..
Melbourne, 1989. Two teenagers hack Australia's recently established internet connection, and infiltrate some of the world’s most secure computer networks.

Listen online or wherever you get your podcasts..

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Oct 12 2017

32mins

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Rank #9: Cosmic Vertigo | Stargazing Special

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Stargazing Live on ABC TV gathered astronomers and astrophysicists for three nights of discoveries and record-breaking observation.

Join Alan as he explores the Siding Spring Observatory, where Amanda worked, and asks these professional stargazers (plus one red-haired comedian) what makes them feel Cosmic Vertigo.

Featuring Karlie Noon, Fred Watson, Becky Smethurst, Greg Quicke, Andrea Boyd, Amalia Sicardi, Tim Minchin and Kumi Taguchi.

Jun 01 2018

32mins

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Rank #10: 004 | Wobble and wink

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The science of exoplanets is stupendously fast-moving. The more we look for alien worlds, the more of them we find. Thousands and thousands of them, all with terrible names.

Mar 30 2017

22mins

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Rank #11: 010 | Baby pictures and bird poo

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It’s amazing what you find when you try to see the dawn of time. This season of Cosmic Vertigo ends at the very beginning: the Big Bang.

May 04 2017

20mins

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Rank #12: Cosmic Query | Lighting up the night

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Could there be a time when we look up at the night sky and see more objects, planets and stars, than dark space? Join Alan and Amanda as they tackle another of your Cosmic Queries.

Jun 05 2018

4mins

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Rank #13: 006 | A pretty exciting place

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It's a patchy, pale river in the sky - and a twirling spiral of 400 billion stars. It’s also headed for a dazzling intergalactic train wreck. Welcome to our Milky Way.

Apr 06 2017

18mins

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Rank #14: Cosmic Query | Red planet... Wet planet?

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Cosmic Vertigo is back — and when they're not discussing the extremes of the Universe, Alan and Amanda are answering the big questions.
Your questions.

This week, it's the little issue of water on Mars.

May 10 2018

5mins

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Rank #15: Cosmic Query | Robots on the moon?

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In Season one, Amanda and Alan took an inventory of what we've left on the Moon: golf balls, a couple of flags, 96 bags of human waste ... But Ashton, a listener, wonders whether any robots (or humans) are up there.

May 23 2018

5mins

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Rank #16: Outer Space Takes [BONUS EPISODE]

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Surprise! Bonus episode! Take a trip behind the scenes in the making of Cosmic Vertigo - LIVE! from the 2017 World Science Festival in Brisbane, Australia.

May 18 2017

45mins

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Rank #17: GUESS WHO'S BACK?!

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Cosmic Vertigo season 2 is COMING SOON! And we need your help. Want to share your own personal experience of Cosmic Vertigo? Or do you have a spacey question you're burning to ask Alan and Amanda? Grab a smartphone, and use the inbuilt audio recorder to record your message. Then email that file to cosmicvertigo@abc.net.au

Feb 07 2018

1min

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Rank #18: Total Solar Eclipse [BONUS SHORT]

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Amanda and Alan are back (for a hot minute) to celebrate the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017!

Aug 18 2017

2mins

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Rank #19: 016 | Cooler than Cool

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Temperature levels across the Universe vary wildly. The Boomerang Nebula is the coldest known object, but back on Earth scientists are working towards achieving absolute zero. It doesn't get any cooler than that.

Jun 12 2018

29mins

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Rank #20: 008 | The invisible wind

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Dark Matter flies through solid walls like a ghost. Humans have buried super-sensitive crystals to try and detect it - and our Universe doesn’t make any sense without it.

Apr 20 2017

27mins

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