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Beagle 2 and a Small Hippo

16 Jan 2015, 12:18 UTC
Beagle 2 and a Small Hippo
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Beagle 2 has been found, intact, on the surface of Mars! Planck is the height of a small giraffe, and Lovejoy is blazing across the Northern sky. Chris and Rob talk about many things from the last three weeks. Links: Two more planets: http://www.universetoday.com/118252/astronomers-are-predicting-at-least-two-more-large-planets-in-the-solar-system/ Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and Jupiter - visible in one evening http://sumzzal.com/data/imgupload/2015/01/06/20150106015605_20150105160805201.gif Falling onto Titan - 10 years since Huygens: http://io9.com/heres-what-it-looks-like-to-fall-to-titan-from-space-1679545272 Comet Lovejoy’s tail flapping in the (solar) wind: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2015/01/14/comet_lovejoy_animation_of_the_tail_movement.html China puts orbiter around the Moon to image potential landing sites http://cir.ca/news/china-in-space Game Recreates Entire Galaxy, 1,000 Players Determined To Explore It http://kotaku.com/one-thousand-gamers-embark-to-explore-the-entire-galaxy-1677603818 PH3c: http://daily.zooniverse.org/2015/01/05/phvii/ We found Beagle 2! http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-01/14/mars-probe-beagle Circa: http://cir.ca/ [MP3 Link] Episode #129. 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 2011-2015 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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