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Cosmic Vertigo - ABC RN

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Rank #38 in Astronomy category

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Astronomy
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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

42 Ratings
Average Ratings
40
2
0
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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!
Cover image of Cosmic Vertigo - ABC RN

Cosmic Vertigo - ABC RN

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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.

Rank #1: 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 #2: 018 | Quicker than quick

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You'd think we'd notice thousands of explosions in the night sky. Shorter than a millisecond, these bursts were first recorded in 2007 and while scientists know they're there, we are still unsure of their origin.

Jun 26 2018

30mins

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Rank #3: 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 #4: Cosmic Query | First contact

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The search for alien life continues but at what point do we declare that we are alone in the Universe?

Jul 03 2018

8mins

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Rank #5: 011 | Bigger than big

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The biggest things in the Universe don't necessarily last the longest.

Massive swollen stars, hundreds of times bigger than our own sun, burn through their fuel and either explode into a supernova or become a black hole.

May 15 2018

29mins

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Rank #6: 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 #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: 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 #9: 007 | Black holes don't suck

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Science fiction movies make it pretty clear that black holes are terrifying, all-consuming monsters. For astronomers there’s no cooler place to try and see.

Apr 13 2017

30mins

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Rank #10: 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 #11: 009 | Emptier than empty and getting even emptier

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In the unimaginably vast gaps between galaxies, something is accelerating the universe towards a lonely future. Alan and Amanda shake their heads at Dark Energy.

Apr 27 2017

26mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 012 | Smaller than small

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Zooming right in from the decommissioned dwarf planet Pluto to the humble yet powerful atom helium, Amanda and Alan measure up the smallest things in the Universe — with the aid of a strand of your hair.

May 15 2018

26mins

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Rank #15: 014 | Emptier than empty

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We’re told space is a vast empty vacuum. But how empty can it be, if we know it’s full of stars and black holes, nebulas and galaxies?

Alan and Amanda hop aboard a space elevator and rise through the Earth's atmospheric layers to explore our not-so-empty Universe.

May 29 2018

27mins

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Rank #16: The Moon Landing 002 - The view via space TV

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Exactly 50 years ago, the three Apollo 11 astronauts were on their way to the moon - and they shared their view with those watching closely back on Earth.

Jul 17 2019

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Rank #17: 013 | Denser than dense

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Imagine the mass of the sun crushed into something the size of the earth – what you're picturing is a white dwarf. But things can get much more dense than that.

Amanda and Alan deliver a lesson in density with a side of salt and aioli (BYO chips).

May 29 2018

29mins

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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: 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..

iTunes (AU)
iTunes (US)
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Oct 12 2017

32mins

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Rank #20: 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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