Monday, September 05, 2011

Big Picture Science for 09/05/11 - Seth's Tool Shed

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Big Picture Science - Seth's Tool Shed

Anyone who does gardening knows that life is tough. It’s also ancient – the first living things appeared on this planet nearly as soon as our world was habitable. We consider life on real worlds – like Earth and Mars – as well as fictional ones, such as the desert planet from the movie “Dune”. We’ll hear about a new scheme to find Martians, and practical approaches to coping with climate change.

And is Pluto seeking revenge? The unmasking of a fourth moon around this former planet!

We’re making some lively discoveries in Seth’s Tool Shed on Big Picture Science.

  • Philip Duffy – Physicist and senior scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Kevin Zahnle – Planetary scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center
  • David Summers – Astrobiologist at the SETI Institute
  • Christopher Carr – Researcher in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mark Showalter – Research scientist at the SETI Institute


You can listen to this and other episodes at, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

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