Broadcast 3878 Hotel Mars with Dr. Harold Connolly

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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Harold Connolly, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  Asteroid Ryugu analysis, possible life, amino acids and more.  

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John Batchelor and I welcomed back DR. HARROLD CONNOLLY to discuss the latest findings with the asteroid Ryugu.  A good article to supplement your information regarding Ryugu can be found at  There are multiple additional news stories of the finding of amino acids on Ryugu as this was big news as you will hear stated from our guest.  Dr. Connolly explained the finding of the amino acids, how the discovery was made and what it means and may mean given amino acids are considered the building blocks of life.  We talked asteroid sample return, other missions such as the one to Bennu and more.  This was a one segment Hotel Mars program.

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15 Jun 2022 John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston, Dr. Harold C. Connolly Jr.
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