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130 Stones of Yap

27 Jan 2015, 09:04 UTC
130 Stones of Yap
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Some QVC hosts have been discussing the Moon, Dawn has a new view of Ceres, and New Horizons is closing in on Pluto. Rosetta is starting to get data about its comet, and the Planetary Society is going to build a Solar Sail. Links: Science literacy and QVC: http://www.pleated-jeans.com/2015/01/15/qvc-hosts-literally-dont-know-what-the-moon-is/ New Horizons is approaching the Pluto system http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30954673 Rich algae blooms under Earth’s polar ice: http://laughingsquid.com/submersible-vehicle-discovers-rich-algae-blooms-beneath-polar-ice-in-areas-previously-thought-barren/ Dawn’s new view of Ceres: http://www.universetoday.com/118325/heres-dawns-best-view-of-ceres-yet/ Planetary Society Lightsail : http://www.planetary.org/press-room/releases/2015/planetary-society-announces.html An asteroid comes to visit: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/press-releases/asteroid-2004-bl86/ Rosetta results: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Getting_to_know_Rosetta_s_comet A dimming quasar: http://news.yale.edu/2015/01/22/black-hole-diet-creates-changing-look-quasar Fast Radio Burst: http://www.caastro.org/news/2015-livefrb Adler is crowdfunding an exhibit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/adler-planetarium-mission-moon-exhibition Cheese or Font: cheeseorfont.com [MP3 Link] Episode #130. 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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