Podcaster: Steve Nerlich

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Title: Cheap Astronomy – Dear CA # 096: Touring the Solar System

Organization: Cheap Astronomy


– What’s all the fuss about Venus?

In June 2021, NASA announced two new Venus missions, Veritas (Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography, and Spectroscopy) which is expected to happen in 2028 and DAVINCI+ (Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging, Plus) which is expected in 2029 or 2030.

– Can our Mars-bound astronauts survive years of exposure to space radiation?

Well yes, they can potentially, but solutions are yet to be agreed upon, let alone implemented. A radiation shielding solution for a Mars-bound spacecraft, is either going to add a lot of mass if it’s physical shield or draw a lot of power and still add some mass if it’s a magnetic shield. You also need solutions for extra vehicular activities, that is space suit shielding.

Description: A magnetic episode with gravity. Noise without sound!

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