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Guests: John Batchelor, David Grinspoon, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: We discussed both the 11 light year away Earth-like exoplanet Ross 128B and the interstellar high speed visitor identified as Oumuamua. 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 back Dr. David Grinspoon for this double segment of Hotel Mars, first to discuss the discovery of the Earth-like exoplanet only 11 light years from Earth, Ross 128B. For the second segment, we focused our high speed interstellar visitor known as Oumuamua (A2017 U1). Dr. Grinspoon crammed in lots of great information and exciting news about both the exoplanet and the high speed visitor so this is definitely a Hotel Mars program you do not want to miss. For example, did you know that in about 80,000 years, Ross 128 will be the closest star to Earth and Exoplanet 128B will be closer to us than any other exoplanet ever as it is moving toward Earth. As for our high speed interstellar friend, did you know that will actually slow down a bit as it heads out of our solar system and the influence of our sun toward the Ort Cloud? As I said, this was a great Grinspoon discussion so don't miss it.