Episode 775

Q&A 165: How Could We Explore the Oceans of Europa? And More...

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December 6th, 2021

40 mins 59 secs

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In this week's live questions and answers show, I explain why NASA doesn't build standardized rovers, how we know the Universe is approximately 13.8 billion years old, and which are the best (and worst) entry-level telescopes to get.

Mars Magnetosphere story
https://www.universetoday.com/153368/an-absolutely-bonkers-plan-to-give-mars-an-artificial-magnetosphere/

00:00 Start
00:28 When will NASA make standard models of rovers?
04:28 Is the Universe older than 13.8 billion years?
07:06 What are the best and worst entry level telescopes?
10:29 Why isn't there more of a push to explore Europa?
13:40 could dark matter be a heavier element?
16:29 How could we drill down through Europa's ice sheet?
19:23 Will supervoids grow as the Universe expands?
21:11 What's the best technology for interstellar travel?
23:15 Could we protect Mars with a giant solenoid?
25:37 Could we build a second James Webb?
27:08 Could a longer ramp let Spinlaunch send humans to space?
29:39 What is the economic cost of contaminating Mars?
33:18 Do Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have any business strategy for colonizing space?
35:08 How do neutron stars die?
36:28 Better to live on a water world or Mars?
37:37 Any way to collect small pieces of space junk?

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