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Podcaster: Steve Nerlich

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Title: Cheap Astronomy – Dear CA #84: Well, Not Really

Organization: Cheap Astronomy

Links: http://cheapastro.com

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– If we want a lunar orbiting space station, couldn’t we just send the ISS there? 

Well we could, but whether it would work is another question. There’s a fundamental principle that things are built-for-purpose. Of course, you can re-purpose things, but that’s only worthwhile if it makes practical and economic sense.

– Could bacteria have hopped aboard the Venera probes and seeded Venus’ atmosphere? 

So, as you may have heard there’s phosphine in them there clouds of Venus and the astronomical community is cautiously excited, but also ready for a gentle let down if it turns out not to be such a big deal after all

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