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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Kate Su, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: The Epsilon Eridani solar system. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. Please note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.
John Batchelor and I welcomed Dr. Kate Su of the University of Arizona and Stewart Observatory to discuss the findings regarding the solar system Epsilon Eridani about 11 light years away from Earth. As you will hear, we can learn much about early Earth history by studying this solar system because of the similarities it has with our own system. We talked about the significance of the two dust belts, the inner and outer belts and what they mean and which theory is now the prevailing theory. We talked about using the SOFIA 747 telescope for study plus others. We also talked about new potentials coming online with ground based telescopes, the JWST, and more. Our guest also described her observation experience aboard the SOFA aircraft. Dr. Su discussed why no exoplanets had been found yet but there was an expectation for finding them. This was an excellent double segment 20 minute discussion you need to hear.
You can email Mr. Batchelor or Dr. Kate Su through me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Su can also be reached through her faculty website page at the University of Arizona.