Planet Venus, Caroline Herschel, and weird beer

Thursday, 19 November 2015 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Left: Venus as seen by the Mariner 10 spacecraft, Right: Its surface hellscape as mapped by the Magellan spacecraft

Why do people talk about Mars so much, when Venus is way closer to Earth in both distance and size? Possibly because it's a hell planet that would destroy all life.

In other astronomy news, you ought to know the story of Caroline Herschel (1750–1848), discoverer of comets and the first woman to be paid for her work in science.

And brewer Jon Seltin tells us about the strange and complex bacterial processes that produce the unique tastes of Belgian lambic beers, and how they need to get sick before they get better.

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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