Podcaster: Steve Nerlich

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Title: Cheap Astronomy – Dear CA # 066: Looking Ahead

Organization: Cheap Astronomy


Description: This is our near future, unless it doesn’t happen.

Dear Cheap Astronomy – How will we exploit the Solar System?

Hey, we’re the human race. Exploiting natural resources is what we do. What guides the way we do it is consumer demand, access and cost.

Dear Cheap Astronomy – Small Astronomy Joke, Apophis will fly-by Earth on Friday the 13th 2029.

Yep, it’s true, the big bad, the monster of near-earth Objects 99942 Apophis will do its long awaited next fly-by less than 10 years from now in 2029 and yes in April and yes on April the 13th which is a Friday. No doubt this concordance with humanity’s obsession with extracting meaning from arbitrary numbers will be remarked upon for many years to come.

Bio: Cheap Astronomy presents a podcast about nothing

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