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A Potato and a Yam

21 Jul 2014, 09:11 UTC
A Potato and a Yam
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Chris and Rob discuss Rosetta and its Rubber Duck comet. We also talk about where else in the solar system do you get total solar eclipses, and how we’re finally going to start naming exoplanets.
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Episode #113. If you have anything you’d like us to look at, or any questions you’d like us to answer - use the links at the top of the web page at http://recycledelec.com. Follow us on Twitter @recycledelec @orbitingfrog and @chrislintott.

Science literacy and the Triceratops - Satirical Facebook Post Sparks Outrage at Stephen Spielberg for Hunting Triceratops http://petapixel.com/2014/07/13/satirical-facebook-post-sparks-outrage-stephen-spielberg-hunting-triceratops/

Lunar Coincidence: where else in the Solar System can you see the kind of total eclipses we get on Earth? http://www.ifweassume.com/2014/07/lunar-coincidence.html

This podcast had a baby and it’s called ‘Star Trek: The Rewatch’ http://startrek.therewatch.com

Finally! The public can help to name exoplanets! http://nameexoworlds.org

Rosetta’s comet is a contact binary. Or a Rubber Duck. http://twitter.com/elakdawalla/status/489042637597704192/photo/1 http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2014/07150633-quick-rosetta-update.html

Desperate press release of the week: http://news.yale.edu/2014/07/10/hi-ho-astronomers-discover-seven-dwarf-galaxies

Polar bears from space: http://www.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/pressreleases/2014/8

PangramTweets, A Collection of Tweets That Use Every Letter of the Alphabet https://twitter.com/PangramTweets

Time of the game: http://timeofthegame.o-c-r.org

Audio content Copyright 2011-2014 Chris Lintott and Robert Simpson. Many thanks to Oxford Press Office for recording space. Podcast Image of lightbulb courtesy of Flickr user bazik (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bazik/395792175/).

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