PART 1: The Red Planet. A mysterious dusty orb millions of miles away. Our emergency escape bunker. Alie sits down with Dr. Jennifer Buz to talk about what Mars’s DEEEEAL is, why we send rovers there, good science fiction, so-so science fiction, double egg yolks, the poetry of the moon Phobos and some of the best science dreams perhaps ever recorded. Jennifer is maybe the chillest areologist on this planet and an absolute gem.
PART 2: Last week we got a big thicc primer on ol' Mars, that dusty desert doomsday cabin millions of miles away. This week, Alie continues the conversation with areologist Dr. Jennifer Buz and asks your Patreon questions about whether we could landscape Mars to look like a golf course, what a water balloon fight on Mars would be like, and if people in Jennifer's lab quote science fiction. Plus we hear directly from Kim Staney Robinson on the moral quandaries of inhabiting the red planet and explore the question: "Why is Elon Musk so horny for Mars?"
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Some links which may be of use to you:
Info on the 2020 rover workshop via JPL
Rover tracks leave Morse code!
Basic bitch Mars geology wiki
NASA JPL control room goes OFF:
Parabolic flight and hooting French people
2020 rover 411
Los Angeles North aka Glendale Hilton
Walter Frederick Gale
Sojourner, the pumpkin rover
Jennifer Buz-approved Mars sci-fi
Cydonia, home of the Face on Mars
Pareidolia aka: when you see faces everywhere
Instagram for Facebook
Why meteorites look cool
Okay but really why is the sky blue
Yes of course we talk about The Martian again
Get a load of this haboob
Jupiter’s got MOONs
How much do we spend on dickpills?
Mars is in retrograde but what does that MEAN
Elon Musk friggin loves Mars