Episode #528

News Items

  • Robot Evolution
  • Naming Exoplanets
  • Fusion Reactors
  • Building the Death Star
  • Does Science Prove God?
  • Sunspots
              • 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