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118 Don't Recline Your Seat

5 Sep 2014, 13:11 UTC
118 Don't Recline Your Seat
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Chris returns to Oxford and he and Rob discuss Rosetta, Geckos and the distance to the Pleiades. There’s parallax, plankton and proton-proton chains in this week’s episode. Links: No one but no one should recline their seat on aeroplanes (and here’s an economist’s solution: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/upshot/dont-want-me-to-recline-my-airline-seat-you-can-pay-me.html?rref=upshot&abt=0002&abg=0) Rosetta landing site: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Rosetta_Landing_site_search_narrows and http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2014/09/04/cometwatch-2-september/ and http://smsc.cnes.fr/ROSETTA/Fr/GP_actualites.htm NASA Senior Review: http://blogs.nature.com/news/2014/09/curiosity-rover-comes-in-last-in-nasa-ranking.html and http://www.planetary.org/blogs/casey-dreier/2014/0903-planetary-missions-survive-senior-review.html How far away is the Pleiades? http://astrobites.org/2014/09/02/just-how-far-away-is-the-pleiades/ RIP Sex Geckos: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-09/01/rip-space-sex-geckos I want a Foldscope: http://www.foldscope.com Space Studio Banbury : http://www.spacestudiobanbury.org/ Spitzer asteroid collision: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-291 We know what makes the Sun shine : http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v512/n7515/full/512378a.html PS mission chart: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/space-images/charts/whats-up-in-the-solar-system-frohn.html [MP3 Link] Episode #118. 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. Credits: 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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