Episode 747

Q&A 147: The Night Sky at the Center of the Milky Way? And More...

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May 17th, 2021

36 mins 1 sec

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In this week's questions show, I consider what the night sky might look like if you could stand at the center of the Milky Way where the stars are denser. Do all stars have Oort clouds? And could Starship really send humans to Mars for the price of a house?

00:00 Start
00:50 What would the sky look like at the center of the Milky Way?
04:05 Will the Neutron be competitive?
07:40 Do all stars have Oort Clouds?
09:59 Would it be realistic to send humans to Mars for the price of a house?
11:38 Next cool space mission I'm excited about?
13:20 Do I think there's microbial life in the Universe?
16:48 How far away was the Big Bang?
19:26 Why was L2 chosen for JWST?
21:52 Does SpaceX need NASA?
25:11 Would Starlinks be brighter if they were lower?
28:21 Multiple nukes to destroy an asteroid?
30:21 Could we make a telescope the size of Earth's orbit?

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