Naked Scientists Podcast

Naked Scientists episode

Tue, 3rd Dec 2013

Life, The Universe and Everything

Artistís impression of the extrasolar planet HD 189733 b (c) Giovanni Tinetti

Live on location at the Cambridge Science Centre, Chris Smith is joined by guests Didier Queloz, who discovered the first exoplanet, Alan Tunnacliffe who investigates organisms which might be able to survive in space, and Gerry Gilmore, who is aiming to map the Milky Way. Together they pit their wits against the assembled public as they go on the hunt for alien worlds and life in space. Plus Dave Ansell and Ginny Smith reanimate yeast, spin an alarm clock to demonstrate how planets make stars wobble, and launch their own hydrogen rocket...

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  • 36:50 - Mapping the Milky Way

    The Gaia spacecraft will soon begin mapping out the 3D positions of the Milky Way's stars

 

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