Episode 387: Over 1.21 Gigawatts

This episode contains: Steven, Ben and Devon are all back on this episode. We discuss Devon’s Covid and disappointment in the lack of snow in Texas. Ben talks about playing new board games. Steven is fine…

This Week in Space: Moons may yield clues to what makes planets habitable. Because the moon is so important to life on Earth, scientists conjecture that a moon may be a potentially beneficial feature in harboring life on other planets. Most planets have moons, but Earth’s moon is distinct in that it is large compared to the size of Earth; the moon’s radius is larger than a quarter of Earth’s radius, a much larger ratio than most moons to their planets. New research finds that distinction significant.


You’ve Been Thunder Struck: WMO certifies two megaflash lightning records. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has established two new world records for megaflashes of lightning in notorious hotspots in North and South America. The longest single flash that covered a horizontal distance of 768 ± 8 km (477.2 ± 5 miles) across parts of the southern United States on 29 April 2020.


Science Fiction: We of course talk about Star Trek: Prodigy and The Book of Boba Fett, major spoilers. Ben also tells how he is looking forward to more Discovery and Picard, and the start of Strange New Worlds.