December 16, 2020 Space Part 2 (Signs of Life)

Episode 67

Did you hear? Scientists found life on Venus! Well... Not quite. But maybe! Also maybe not... It's all a bit uncertain, but we're here to untangle it for you. We're talking biosignatures, poop on the moon, rainbow fingerprints, corned beef space sandwiches, and our future tardigrade overlords. It's a lot of fun! 

 

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis 

 

Show Notes

Arecibo collapses: https://www.npr.org/2020/12/01/940767001/arecibo-observatory-telescope-collapses-ending-an-era-of-world-class-research

 Poop on the moon: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/3/22/18236125/apollo-moon-poop-mars-science

 https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/moon-mars/a13598/is-there-poop-on-the-moon-17630231/

 Astrobiology intro: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/about/history-of-astrobiology/

 Spectroscopy: https://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/toolbox/spectra1.html

 Big bird in space:  https://www.history.com/news/big-bird-challenger-disaster-nasa-sesame-street

 Corned beef sandwich in space: https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/02/22/corned-beef-sandwich-in-space/

https://www.space.com/39341-john-young-smuggled-corned-beef-space.html

 Adam’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Living-Tiny-Aliens-Anthropocene-Groundworks/dp/0823287718/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1607044336&sr=1-1-5e875a02-02b1-4426-9916-8a5c26cd5a14