23: Syzygy Live! from YorNight 2018


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Things we talk about in this episode:

YorNight 2018: https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/yornight/2018/

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

Kepler runs out of fuel: https://www.space.com/41363-kepler-exoplanet-hunting-telescope-dead.html

TESS: https://tess.gsfc.nasa.gov

NASA’s heart-tugging animation: https://nasaviz.gsfc.nasa.gov/20284

NASA’s Exoplanet Travel Bureau: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/alien-worlds/exoplanet-travel-bureau/

Kepler 78b: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/resources/226/kepler-78b/

Kepler 186f: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/resources/198/kepler-186f-the-first-earth-size-planet-in-the-habitable-zone-artists-concept/

Kepler 64b: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/resources/222/kepler-64b-four-star-planet/

Musical note: Chris would like to acknowledge that he now realises that The Exoplanet Song’s chorus melody is really quite similar to the verse melody from Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”. And by “quite similar” he means “almost identical to”. He’d like to point out that he did have a sneaking suspicion there was a reason the song had come to him so quickly … So, you know, thanks Jason.)

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