Episode 364: Smooth as an Android Bottom

This episode contains: We recorded late this week, but we still have covid and cockroaches in our lives.

This Week in Space: Will it be safe for humans to fly to Mars? Mission would be viable if it doesn’t exceed 4 years. We don’t have a good way to shield cosmic radiation.


Objects in Mirror are Smaller than they Appear: Millimeter-tall ‘mountains’ are on neutron stars. We talk about how mountains could be formed, no matter how small, on the surface of a neutron star.


Science Fiction: We’re looking forward to the second season of See, the third season of Doom Patrol and the premier of Foundation. Ben goes all in talking about the third episode of the second season of Lower Decks, We’ll Always Have Tom Paris. Steven does a huge recap of the third episode of What If, The World Lost its Mightiest Heroes. We end the show with a huge spoilery recap of Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. Seriously, it’s all the spoilers.