Episode 586

Q&A 105: Why Not Send Earth Life to Europa? And More... Featuring Back to Space

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November 8th, 2019

28 mins 9 secs

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In this week's questions show, I tackle questions about seeding Europa with hardy Earth life, what makes galaxies spin, what are we competing with aliens for, and why is it so hard for second stages of rockets to land?

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01:46 Why not take Earth life to Europa?
04:00 What if the aliens are aligned to Planet 9?
06:09 What makes a galaxy spin?
07:22 What are we competing with aliens for?
09:39 Are we constantly reusing atmosphere on ISS?
11:33 Should we settle ice worlds?
13:52 Why can't second stages be landed?
17:03 Does Sag A* spin the same way as the Milky Way?
20:22 Is the search for life in space a waste of time?
21:59 Could asteroid mining change their orbits?
23:51 Would SpaceX send NASA astronauts to Mars?
24:25 How much fuel does ISS need?
25:01 What kind of training do astronauts get?
25:52 What is Max Q?

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