Chatting with a science star and catching dust from stars with solid smoke

Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 8:30am to 9:00am
A 2 gram piece of aerogel holding up a 2.5 kg brick (image from NASA/JPL-Caltech)

That stuff pictured above is aerogel, aka "solid smoke", which was used on NASA's Stardust probe to capture dust from comet Wild 2 and return it to Earth—along with a handful of precious samples of interstellar dust, giving a rare glimpse of material from outside our Solar System.

In this show, Stu also talks to British scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock, host of the long-running astronomy TV show The Sky at Night, and who's also known for answering important questions like, do we really need the Moon?


Lost in Science team
Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

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Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns, Claire Farrugia and Manisha Bhardwaj.

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