Jupiter's moon, Europa
Jupiter's moon, Europa

Cosmic Queries: Tour of the Solar System

Jupiter’s moon, Europa, seen from the Galileo spacecraft Credit: Galileo Project, JPL, NASA; reprocessed by Ted Stryk

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In our second Cosmic Queries episode, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Eugene Mirman answer fan questions about our solar system. How can life can exist on Jupiter’s moon Europa even though it’s outside the “Goldilocks Zone” and how could we drill through the ice to explore its oceans? What would happen if a black hole entered the solar system? What are the problems with exploring Pluto? You’ll hear Neil’s solution for solving NASA’s underfunding, why we’re focused on the Moon and Mars, and the reason his favorite planet is Saturn. On a lighter note, discover why some people are obsessed with ancient aliens, how quickly a pepperoni pizza would cook on Venus, and how Eugene Mirman would use a crew of specially trained cats for space exploration.

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