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First Aired - 06/28/2010 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Naturalist Bernie hosted astronomy expert Michael Hamburg for a return to last week's topic: misconceptions and notes of interest concerning the cosmos. Michael explains why stars aren't really white, why the days are getting longer, how a wobbly earth affects us, and how to read by the light of Venus. Tune in for another illuminating journey into space: the final frontier.

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First Aired - 06/21/2010 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Naturalist Bernie spoke to Mike Hamburg, docent at the Natural History Museum and Bernie's resident astronomy expert, about some popular misconceptions people hold about the Earth and the universe.

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First Aired - 12/14/2009 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides continues his discussion on astronomy with fellow Natural History Museum docent Mike Hamburg.
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Bernie Wides, The Naturalist, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Earth is 4.6 billion years old, the solar system formed from the same body of material, life started approximately a billion years after the formation of Earth, conditions used to be very different, there was no breathable oxygen, black smokers, deep sea volcanoes, thermal vents, we don't need direct sunshine, lightning storms, carbon based proteins and enzymes, we need water carbon hydrogen oxygen and nitrogen for life on earth, those are very common elements, out gassing of the cooling earth produced hydrogen and oxygen, the impact of hundreds of thousands of comets, early cooling periods of the earth, comets are frozen water and dust, they create bodies of water, some people believe that life traveled from another origin, viruses, panspermia, transpermia, Gaia hypothesis,

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