Episode 579

Q&A 103: How Many Stars Have Zero Planets? And More...

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October 18th, 2019

24 mins 17 secs

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In this week's questions show, I explain why we'll never know which stars have no planets. How we could prevent a catastrophe to Earth, and why aliens might still be a threat to us.

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00:48 How many stars don't have planets?
02:29 Could we prevent a catastrophe?
05:16 No aliens would be a threat to us
07:38 Can I have any name for Patreon?
08:20 Why not put a laser on the solar sail spacecraft
09:40 How can neutrinos go faster than light?
10:45 How do you calculate exposure times for Hubble?
14:32 What would cause stars to collide
17:19 Why don't we track asteroids?
18:55 How do magnetars form?
20:36 How could we destroy the planet?
22:45 Can a brown dwarf become a star?

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