About This Episode
Dunes of organic matter. Sulfuric acid skies. Rivers of methane. Ice volcanoes. And the possibility of life on exoplanets far, far away. Join Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and guest astrobiologist Dr. FunkySpoon as we explore our surprising, funky Solar System, from Mercury to Pluto and what lies between: Venus, Mars, Vesta, Ceres, Jupiter, Europa, Saturn, Titan and Enceladus. Meet the unmanned probes taking humanity to the stars: Messenger, Venus Express, Dawn, Juno, Cassini and New Horizons. And just for laughs, Part 2 of StarTalk Live recorded at the Bell House on 9/14/12 features nnnmic co-host Eugene Mirman, Sarah Silverman and Jim Gaffigan filling you in on secret Google satellites, space lobsters, and the new reality TV shows Ice Moon Truckers and Deadliest Catch: Europa.
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