Episode 762

Q&A 158: Does a Titan Sample Return Mission Make Sense? And More...

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October 18th, 2021

27 mins 36 secs

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In this week's live questions and answer show, I explain how astronomers measure the distance to gravitational wave events, how clean are spacecraft sent to Mars, and would it be possible to have a sample return mission from Titan?

https://www.universetoday.com/150507/a-titan-mission-could-refuel-on-site-and-return-a-sample-to-earth/

00:00 Start
00:25 How do we calculate the distance of gravitational waves?
03:36 Have Mars spacecraft been sterilized?
05:54 Is a sample return mission possible from Titan?
09:11 How fast would time go if there was no gravity?
11:01 Could a tiny vehicle fly autonomously around the ISS?
12:18 Is NASA planning to impact an asteroid?
14:06 Could space missions be build cheaper?
16:26 What science experiments could be done on a Moon base?
18:50 Will there still be time at the end of the Universe?
20:25 Would a rogue planet catch us off guard?
22:15 Could landers build their own rovers?
24:23 How do launch platforms deal with the rocket exhaust.
25:23 Which solution to the Fermi Paradox is my favorite?

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