Episode 6 | Space... sort of
Episode 6 of Science… sort of is probably the most sciencey episode so far. We bring in an extra-terrestrial expert to talk about water on the moon. SPECIAL GUEST: Charles Barnhart (UCSC)
- We contemplate the price of lunar bottled water and where to hide a space elevator from terrorists.
- Next we discuss NASA’s LCROSS mission, which is essentially launching a missile at the moon to see what happens. If you’re wondering why NASA is allowed to do this, the answer can be found here.
- This is an oldie but a goodie. Ryan reminds us that there may be dinosaurs on the moon just waiting for cyborg paleontologists to discover them. Read the story here.
- We return to earth to discuss the upcoming Chinese epic, Red Cliff. Patrick has a surprise up his sleeve and Justin and Ryan don’t care for it (I think they are just jealous).
- Are you going to die 3 billion years from now when our galaxy collides with another? Chances are you’ll be dead already but at least future humans will get to crown a galactic champion, or will they? Read the layman’s version here or read the scientific article here. See the cat and mouse galaxy here.
This Week's Bump Music.
Other media we briefly touched on...
- Warren Ellis Global Frequency Vol. 1: Planet Ablaze
- Kim Stanley Robinson Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)
- John Woo Face/Off
- Kip S. Thorne Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy