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Astronomy Cast

Wizzard Media

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences 9
Science & Medicine 25

Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.

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Ep. 281: Explosions in Space

November 19th, 2012

Episode 315 of 470 episodes

We've all seen the classic science fiction space explosions, full of flames and loud sounds. Beautiful on the screen but, totally lacking in any kind of... science. What's wrong with science fiction? What would chemical and nuclear explosions really look like? What would we hear? And what are some natural explosions that nature detonates in space?

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