Big Picture Science Radio Show - Cosmic Conundra
Admit it – the universe is cool, but weird. Just when you think you’ve tallied up all the peculiar phenomena that the cosmos has to offer – it throws more at you. We examine some of the recent perplexing finds.
Could massive asteroid impacts be as predictable as phases of the moon? Speaking of moons – why are some of Pluto’s spinning like turbine-powered pinwheels? Plus, we examine a scientist’s claim of evidence for parallel universes.
And, could the light patterns from a distant star be caused by alien mega-structures?
- Mike Rampino - Professor of biology and environmental studies at New York University
- Mark Showalter - Senior research scientist at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California
- Ranga-Ram Chary - Astronomer, U.S. Planck Data Center, California Institute of Technology