19: Moons, Exomoons & Moonmoons


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Things we talk about in this episode:

Kepler mission: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/

Kepler’s been put to sleep: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/kepler-put-into-sleep-mode-as-telescope-s-pointing-performance-degrades

Hubble’s gyro problems: https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/hubble-space-telescope-taken-offline-after-gyroscope-failure/

Exomoon paper: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/10/eaav1784

Moons of the Solar System: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/in-depth/

Saturn’s moonlets: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jan/31/saturns-rings-contain-millions-moonlets-new-nasa-images-reveal-cassini

Jupiter’s rings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rings_of_Jupiter

Multiple star systems: https://www.universetoday.com/132154/multiple-star-systems/

Pluto & Charon: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/pluto-and-charon-new-horizons-dynamic-duo

Animations of the Pluto-Charon binary: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/Multimedia/Animations/Pluto-System.php

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