Philae and Rosetta: You Are Landing On My Comet
Chris and Rob talk about the biggest space news story of the week: the landing of Philae on Comet 67P. Chris was at Mission Control for the whole event - landing, bouncing, shirts, and all.
Podcast 126 (51.7mb, mp3)
Chris and Rob talk about the SpaceShipTwo accident and the Antares one too. Not a good week for human spaceflight. Theres also electrolysis with pencils, and a not-rainbow.
Podcast 125 (31.1mb, mp3)
I Was In the Club...
Chris and Grant discuss the Comet that flew by Mars this week, strange organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere, and the Rosetta mission, naturally. There is no Rob, but console yourself knowing that he typed this for you.
Podcast 124 (22.0mb, mp3)
Sexy Ice Moon
Rob and Chris talk about Uranus, moons, and nuclear fusion. May be theres dark matter, maybe theres not - and what angle should canned whipped cream be sprayed at?
Podcast 123 (26.5mb, mp3)
Ranting About The Hobbit
Rob and Chris talk about rainbows, comets, and Hollywood. Theres a cool new pulsar in M82 and an awesome new artwork on the web.
Podcast 122 (21.3mb, mp3)
I Am Not Troubled By Any Competence
Rob and Chris talk about quasi-moons, spiders, and media coverage of science. Theres data visualisations of Earth and new arrivals around Mars.
Podcast 121 (28.3mb, mp3)
The Planck Results Are Out
Rob and Chris talk about todays Planck results and their impact on BICEP2s measurement of cosmic inflation. Theres also a new orbiter around Mars, the Ig Nobles, and a way to spy on penguins for science.
Podcast 120 (28.3mb, mp3)
Roomates at TED
Chris has been in Norway: Rob hasnt. Theres laureate banter, tiny forests, and the Venus Zone.
Podcast 119 (30.9mb, mp3)
Don't Recline Your Seat
Chris returns to Oxford and he and Rob discuss Rosetta, Geckos and the distance to the Pleiades. Theres parallax, plankton and proton-proton chains in this weeks episode.
Podcast 118 (28.7mb, mp3)
Very Interesting Cat Picture
Rob is joined by Grant for conversation about comets, GPS, and false memories in mice. We discuss the Arecibo message and the shape of the Ring Nebula.
Podcast 117 (30.2mb, mp3)