Podcaster: Steve Nerlich

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Title: Cheap Astronomy – Dear CA #97: Only So Much

Organization: Cheap Astronomy


Description: It’s a big Universe, even Mars is far away. You can’t have everything.

– How big is the Universe?

Needless to say we just don’t know, beyond saying it’s at least as big as the observable Universe and very likely bigger. The real answer to the question may just be unknowable, since we will never see beyond the observable universe.

– Are we really not going to Mars in the 2030s?

Well, probably not. NASA’s moving target is now 2037, it was previously running with 2033 until an independent review looked at their current plan and said no way and also said no way to the next launch window in 2035, so it’s 2037 now – which Cheap Astronomy guesses will be pushed into 2040 in about three years.

Bio: Cheap Astronomy offers an educational website where you’re only as cheap as the telescope you’re looking through.

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