Broadcast 3312 Hotel Mars with Dr. David Kipping

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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. David Kipping, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  Finding exomoons, candidate Kepler 1625B, exoplanets and more.  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,  Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF ( 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 Kipping to discuss the search for the first exomoon. There is one candidate, Kepler 1625B but further analysis is needed. Dr. Kipping hopes to report on the work late this year or early next year.  He discussed why they think this object might be an exomoon, the difficulty in getting time on Hubble to do additional work and a method using terrestrial telescopes to measure wobble and mass.  He said that Kepler 1625 had a Jupiter size planet and if they are right in finding the moon, it would be a Neptune size moon.  Dr. Kipping discussed the significance and importance of finding the first exomoon and why he thinks there may be lots of exomoons waiting to be discovered.  This was a one segment Hotel Mars program.

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the search for Exomoons heats up!

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08 May 2019 Dr. David Kipping
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