Episode 52 - Giant Space News Show

This week I catch up on a ton of space news. Jupiter images from Juno, 3d printing in space, plasma drive, dark matter, black holes, psyche, and more.

Also, I rant at the end of the show so you can skip it if you want.



Space News


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(NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran)

Links to subjects from the show
https://www.universetoday.com/135798/best-jupiter-images-juno-far/
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/a-whole-new-jupiter-first-science-results-from-nasa-s-juno-mission
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-collapsing-star-birth-black-hole.html
https://www.universetoday.com/135721/nasa-moves-mission-metal-asteroid-psyche/
http://www.space.com/36495-astronomers-capture-the-first-image-of-the-dark-matter-that-holds-the-universe-together.html
https://www.universetoday.com/135719/new-ideas-mysterious-tabbys-star-gigantic-planet-planet-rings/
https://www.universetoday.com/135758/theres-hard-rock-rain-moon-can-see-earth/
http://earthsky.org/space/waterloo-image-dark-matter-cosmic-web-2017
https://www.universetoday.com/135813/aliens-communicating-neutrino-beams/
http://news.mit.edu/2017/ligo-detects-merging-black-holes-third-time-0601
https://www.universetoday.com/135708/new-way-make-plasma-propulsion-lighter-efficient/
http://www.nbcnews.com/mach/space/technology-could-help-us-build-huge-structures-space-n760701
http://madeinspace.us/archinaut/
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Episode 32 - The NeoShield-2 Project

This week I talk to Albert Falke and Line Drube of the European Commission's NeoShield-2 project. We discuss the scope of the NeoShield project from technical challenges to the science of asteroids.



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(NeoShield)
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Episode 29 - Threats From Space pt 3 - Solar Flares and CMEs

This week we continue with threats to our planet from outer space, this time from our own home star. Solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and more.

Also, John Glenn, David Simons of project Manhigh, Magnets for bacteria, and new photos of Saturn.



John Glenn

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(NASA)

Treating Sepsis with magnets

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(Laboratory for Materials Science and Technology)

New Cassini Images

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(NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections


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(NASA/SDO)

Further information:
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/spaceweather/index.html
http://hesperia.gsfc.nasa.gov/sftheory/flare.htm
http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/Education/whcarr.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_flare
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/110302-solar-flares-sun-storms-earth-danger-carrington-event-science/
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Episode 28 - Threats From Space pt 2 - Interventions for NEOs

In this episode we continue with near earth objects and discuss what we might actually be able to do about them.

Also, NASA's inflatable room on the ISS, and thoughts on suicide and civilization.



The story that brought about my opening ramble on suicide and civilization. Brandy Vela

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NASA's BEAM module

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Information for NEO avoidance.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_impact_avoidance
http://www.neoshield.net

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Episode 27 - Threats From Space Pt 1 - Near Earth Objects

This week we cover the basics of Near Earth Objects, how we know about them, how often they might hit us, and the damage they can do.

Also, graphene bubbles and the EM Drive



Graphene Bubbles change color

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The EM Drive (again)

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Threats From Space - Near Earth Objects

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(NASA/JHUAPL)

Links for your informational needs
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near-Earth_object
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_impact_craters_on_Earth#Largest_craters_.2810_Ma_or_more.29
http://www.space.com/33695-thousands-meteorites-litter-earth-unpredictable-collisions.html
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/overview/fastfacts.html
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Episode 19 - The All News Show

This week there was so much cool news I had to do an all news show. Elon Musk's plan to go to Mars, Kepler and Rosetta, potential medical breakthroughs, and a movie shot by and starring drones.

Also, your kid might see the 22nd century. Think about that!



BBC - it's a great time to be alive

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SpaceX and Mars

Reaction to the plan

Solar Roof

New approach to viruses

Destroying bacteria

Drone movie - In The Robot Skies

Rosetta Mission at an end

Kepler on a roll

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Episode 12 - Space Colonies pt 3 - Cryosleep and Embryonic Space Travellers

In this episode we cover other ways we might travel the vastness of space using cryosleep, hibernation, and genetic manipulation with CRISPR.
Also, Carl Sagan's day job, artificial wombs.



Carl Sagan at Wikipedia
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Artificial Wombs
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Suspended Animation
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Here's a good video on CRISPR. Easy to understand, but still covers the details of how CRISPR works.

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Episode 11 - Space Colonies pt 2 - Generation Ships

This week we discuss various ideas, advantages, and challenges of generation ships, the most likely way humans will travel the interstellar vastness short of a breakthrough in warp drives or wormholes.

In the news: more octopi, graphene. Also, be better today than you were yesterday.



News:

Armored octopus:
Octopus armor

2d materials
Image: REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
(Image: REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)


Generation Ships
Artist’s concept of an interstellar craft equipped with an EM Drive. Credit: NASA Spaceflight Center
(Artist’s concept of an interstellar craft equipped with an EM Drive. Credit: NASA Spaceflight Center)

Links on generation ships and interstellar travel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_ship
http://www.universetoday.com/15403/how-long-would-it-take-to-travel-to-the-nearest-star/
http://www.orbitalvector.com/Interstellar%20Flight/Generation%20Ships/Generation%20Ships.htm
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Episode 10 - Space Colonies pt 1

In this first of I don't know how many parts, we take a look at some of the proposed designs for large space stations, as well as some of the hazards of living in space long-term. I also ruminate on the size of the universe

In the news: new brain maps and no love for a unifying theory of everything.



Notes and links:

Brain Maps

No theory of everything yet

Info on large space stations and their technology. And several depictions of these stations, among my favorite kind of sci-fi art.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%27Neill_cylinder
http://www.orbitalvector.com/Interstellar%20Flight/Generation%20Ships/Generation%20Ships.htm
http://www.adl.gatech.edu/research/tff/radiation_shield.html
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2005/24jun_electrostatics/

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