Episode 25 - The dark side of the Moon - with Markku Alho

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Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast!

Our guest this week is Markku Alho, who is a PhD student at Aalto University. He works on plasma modelling of solar wind interactions with several bodies in space. In this episode, we focus mostly on the Moon and how the solar wind “bombards” its surface, but we also talk for example about Venus, Mars, and comets!

…and, of course, it wouldn't be an episode of the TSB podcast without a science anecdote. This time we talk about the chinese probe Chang’e 4 that recently landed on the “dark” side of the Moon!

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Links from this episode:
• Finland goes to the Moon: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irxd89oP7Vw
• The #dearMoon project: dearmoon.earth
• Aalto virtual planetarium: space.aalto.fi/software/?fbclid=…-leJyziuH1p-6HGJc
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Music by Havelocke


 

Listen to our episode #25 here!