December 13, 2018 8:52 pm

Friday, We Answer Cosmic Queries from Across the Universe

What more could you want from a Cosmic Queries episode? How about the universe, Star Wars, aliens, and Sir Isaac Newton?

On this week’s episode StarTalk Radio is an extended classic of Cosmic Queries – Office Hours where Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice team up to give us the answers on subjects spanning all over the cosmos.

Detail from an artist’s rendering showing the Kepler-35 double star system. Image credit: Lynette Cook / extrasolar.spaceart.org.

Shown: Detail from an artist’s rendering showing the Kepler-35 double star system. Image credit: Lynette Cook / extrasolar.spaceart.org.

In the new segment, we discuss what it would take for Jupiter to become a star. You’ll learn about brown dwarfs. We discuss humanity’s intelligence and whether or not we’re intelligent enough to understand our place on the universe. Neil tells us what he would ask Sir Isaac Newton if he were alive today. We also explore the speed of sound, and Neil shares a gripe about Star Wars. Plus, we discuss the hunt for exomoons and why they’re harder to find than exoplanets.

If you haven’t heard the original episode, it’s full of curious cosmic wonderings including finding life elsewhere in the universe and what happens if there’s no life to be found. Find out more about space dust. Neil tells us why he isn’t a fan of early portrayal of scientists in entertainment.

Please join us tomorrow night for Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries – Office Hours at 7pm ET right here on our website, as well as on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and TuneIn. If you’re an All-Access subscriber, you can listen to this episode ad-free at 7pm, too.

That’s it for now. Keep Looking Up!
–Ian Mullen