Episode #528

News Items

    Science or Fiction

    • Item #1 Science

      Exoplanet PSR B1620-26b is estimated to be 13 billion years old, and orbits a white dwarf and a pulsar.

    • Item #2 Fiction

      FW Tauri b is the only circumtrinary exoplanet discovered.

    • Item #3 Science

      GU Piscium b is 2,000 AU from its parent star and has an orbital period of 163,000 years.

    Skeptical Quote of the Week.

    ‘It speaks to some basic human needs, that there is a tomorrow – it’s not all going to be over in a big flash and a bomb, that the human race is improving, that we have things to be proud of as humans. No, ancient astronauts did not build the pyramids – human beings built them because they’re clever and they work hard. And Star Trek is about those things.’ - Gene Roddenberry