Episode 661

Q&A 121: What Stops the Space Station from Re-Entry? And More... Featuring Michael Rodruck

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June 9th, 2020

25 mins 53 secs

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In this week's questions show, I answer questions about how the International Space Station stays above the Earth's atmosphere, does dark matter need a better name? And how do astronomers know they're looking at exoplanets and not sunspots?

Michael Rodruck with Pennsylvania State University
https://sites.psu.edu/mrodruck/

00:18 How does the ISS stay up?
01:54 Does dark matter need a better name?
04:12 Could planets orbit something that isn't a star?
07:00 GOTO Telescopes
09:22 How do we know it's exoplanets and not sunspots?
11:55 Interstellar travel without wormholes?
14:23 Why make Mars habitable?
16:38 Have we mapped Venus?
18:23 What would it feel like to stand on a massive disk?
20:25 Can dark matter get concentrated into a black hole?
22:30 Are there even closer black holes?
24:21 How do we know how many stars in the Milky Way?

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