Solar Orbiter, stamps and exoplanets

New ways to study the sun and planets outside our solar system, and the show takes a philatelic slant...
10 March 2020
Presented by Richard Hollingham, Sue Nelson


Solar Orbiter launch from Cape Canaveral on an Atlas V rocket on February 9th 2020


Space Boffins Richard Hollingham and Sue Nelson discuss the Sun, stamps and exoplanets in this edition of the podcast. ESA’s senior science advisor Mark McCaughrean reflects on the emotional launch of Solar Orbiter while Nobel Prize winner Didier Queloz talks CHEOPS - including how to pronounce it - as the telescope prepares to start its science mission studying planets outside our Solar System. The Space Boffins are joined in the studio by author and broadcaster Dr Stuart Clark who, among the many strings to his bow, reveals his role in the UK’s recently released, and hugely popular, Visions of the Universe space stamps.


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