Recorded: 30 September 2015
|You won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it really is|
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Paul Carr explains in simple terms why we can't just jump on a big spaceship and go explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, yada, yada. Sorry, but space is too big.
The script for this Burst
Henrietta Leavitt - Periods of 25 Variable Stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud
Hubble's observation as viewed by Hubble.
Daniel Cartin - On the Maximum Sufficient Range of interstellar Vessels
The New Horizons Mission
NASA - The Rocket Equation
Music - Jason Robinson.
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