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Ep 334: Saturn spins me right round baby, right round



Saturn spins me right round baby, right round

We get started with the second largest planet in the solar system with a look at strangely spinning strange things.
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Ep 332: It’s just like the ocean, under the moon



It’s just like the ocean, under the moon

We’ve save the best of Jupiter’s moons for last. Europa, which has a subsurface ocean that could hold twice the water as all of Earth’s oceans combined. What, if any, kind of life might we find there?
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Ep 331: The exploding, electrified moon



The exploding, electrified moon

This time we spend time with IO—the most volcanically active body in the solar system; and how it interacts with Jupiter’s magnetic field.
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Ep 328: Jupiter’s magnetic personality



Jupiter’s magnetic personality

After geeking out over space hardware, we turn an eye toward Jupiter and talk about the most massive planet’s massive magnetic field.
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Ep 327: The Martian robotic invasion



The Martian robotic invasion

As of yet, no humans have made it to Mars. However, many of our spacecraft, landers and rovers have. Join us as we take a little look at a few missions, and a large look at what we’ve learned about our neighbor, the red planet.
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Ep 326: Hit and miss missions to Mars



Hit and miss missions to Mars

Most of the early missions to Mars failed, but by the mid-70s, orbiters circled the red planet, and some landers sat safely on its surface. We also have a look at a few Martian mirages, when astronomers squinting threw telescopes saw things that weren’t actually there.
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Ep 325: Of time and tides and Mercury



Of time and tides and Mercury

The smallest planet in our solar system is also the fastest and closest to our sun. In fact, on occasion, the sun will reverse direction in Mercury’s skies. Join us for a look at this good thing in a small package.
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