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Fraser
2006-Dec-20, 12:42 AM
We finally get organized enough deal with several listener questions: isn't dark matter just regular stuff we can't see? how can parts of
the Universe be expanding faster than the speed of light? ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.astronomycast.com/uncategorized/25/)

Kevn
2006-Dec-20, 12:27 PM
I'm listening right now, but for some reason the first audio question wasn't audible. I can hear Fraser introducing the listener question, but then there's dead air, and then Pamela comes on with the answer.

I loved Pamela's gravity statement.:) I love that I'm "sitting in my own pit of space/time continuum." (I'll ignore the part of the size though).

DannyLiverpool
2006-Dec-20, 06:21 PM
I loved Pamela's gravity statement.:) I love that I'm "sitting in my own pit of space/time continuum." (I'll ignore the part of the size though).


i loved that to when i first read about it, think it was in a bill bryson book

Fraser
2006-Dec-20, 06:42 PM
Okay, I've fixed the blank spot in the audio file. We're still getting the hang of this question show format, and that required some audio conversions. It should all be good now.

HughMartin
2006-Dec-20, 08:03 PM
I downloaded episode 15 and then found out that there was the missing listeners audio, so I tried to re-download the fixed episode, BUT it seems it's now missing from iTunes.
Any ideas?

Fraser
2006-Dec-20, 09:25 PM
iTunes has a strange way of caching episodes. You might want to download it directly from the website.

http://media.libsyn.com/media/astronomycast/AstroCast-061218.mp3

Kevn
2006-Dec-22, 02:09 AM
i loved that to when i first read about it, think it was in a bill bryson book

You mean Pamela didn't make that up?!!!

DannyLiverpool
2006-Dec-24, 02:12 PM
nope....... i think steven hawkings said something about it.... althought my memory is not the best so dont take that for face value

George
2006-Dec-28, 02:33 PM
We finally get organized enough deal with several listener questions: isn't dark matter just regular stuff we can't see? how can parts of
the Universe be expanding faster than the speed of light? ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.astronomycast.com/uncategorized/25/)

You might prefer this link...Answered Questions Podcast page (http://www.astronomycast.com/category/questions/).

I downloaded both files to compare audio quality and found little or no difference. In both cases, Pamela seems overmodulated.

Fraser
2006-Dec-28, 06:45 PM
Yeah, there was a really loud background sound during the recording, and Pamela tried to remove it. That was the best compromise she could come up with.

George
2006-Dec-28, 07:17 PM
I still enjoyed it. :)

mwbrown
2007-Mar-08, 03:26 PM
I have been interesting in cosmology since picking up a copy of Charon's Cosmology at McDonald Observatory in the early 70's (I was 10 or 11) and have read everything on the subject I can get my hands on since. Having said this, Dr. Gay's description of the universe's expansion in terms of resolving the apparent "faster-than-light" paradox at great distances is the single most lucid description that I have ever come across! Bravo Dr. Gay!