Episode 407: Time Dilation and Beyond

This episode contains: We get together on a Sunday to discuss how our weekends are going. Devon had a pool party and Ben is sick. Steven celebrated his kid’s birthday. Anyway, science:

Big Fish, Small Pond: New bacterium roughly the size, shape of an eyelash smashes size record. The discovery greatly expands the scope of known microbial diversity.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/06/new-bacterium-roughly-the-size-shape-of-an-eyelash-smashes-size-record/

This Week In Space: Scientists release first analysis of rocks plucked from speeding asteroid. Samples from asteroid Ryugu suggest it’s leftover from formation of the Sun billions of years ago. Scientists have now begun to announce the first results from the analysis of a handful of dirt that Hayabusa2 managed to scoop off the surface of a speeding asteroid. What they found suggests that this asteroid is a piece of the same stuff that coalesced into our sun four-and-a-half billion years ago.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/06/220609195011.htm

Science Fiction: We discuss the final episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ben gives us his review of Lightyear, Devon gives his review of this season of The Boys, and more!

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