Episode #464

News Items

  • Suspended Animation
  • Comb Jellies
  • PETA Autism Pseudoscience
  • Planetary Diameters
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  Neptune’s moon, Triton, is the only body known to have cryovolcanoes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryovolcano

                • Item #2 Science

                  Up until the 1850s, astronomers recognized 11 planets in our solar system. http://web.archive.org/web/20080324182332/http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/minorplanets.php

                • Item #3 Science

                  The body in our solar system with an atmosphere most similar to Earth’s is Saturn’s moon, Titan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmosphere_of_Titan

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Attributed to Mark Twain