Episode 129 - Amateur Hour
00:00:00 - Amateur astronomers have been pouring over a cloud on Mars. What could it be? No one is quite sure, but no matter what it's a game-changer for the red planet. 00:16:55 - Mars may be dry but the Paleopals are not. Charlie has an IPA that would be good if not for a better one earlier in the week. Ryan cracks open a microbrew in a tallboy. And Kelly supports gay rights with a decaf Starbucks coffee.
00:22:49 - This week's Trailer Trash Talk is on the trail of a The Hunter, a new movie about looking for Tasmanian tigers amidst intrigue and drama. The Paleopals also spend some time talking about Thylacines and marsupials in general.
00:36:15 - For awhile the Universe was missing mass. An Australian student finally looked in the largest objects ever known and found it. What were the odds?
00:48:28 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like galactic filaments; they both take up more space than expected. Ryan has a new recurring donation for Abigail A. Thanks, Abigail! Charlie answers a question about exoplanetary atmospheres and Goldilocks zones from Corey B. And finally Kelly has a website comment from Chelsea R. letting us know Ep 127 may be her favorite yet!
Thanks for listening and be sure to check out the Brachiolope Media Network for more great science podcasts!
Music for this week's show:
Floating (Time Isn't Working My Side) - Portugal. The Man
So Right - Dave Matthew's Band
Dead and Gone - The Black Keys
Something's Missing - John Mayer
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