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Hostile Worlds

Feb 20, 2018

Welcome to Venus, the second planet from the sun and the closest other planet to Earth.

So, why do we always think of Mars as the closest and likeliest candidate for off-world exploration and habitation? On this episode, Sarah and David head to the only planet named after a female deity.

With Sarah at the controls,...

Jan 19, 2018

As the crew of The Tardigrade prepare to land on Venus, Matthew heads back down to Earth to get some supplies.

Whilst back on the home planet, he pays a visit to St. Andrews Observatory to have a look at the James Gregory Telescope - the biggest telescope in Scotland.

The custodian of this fine piece of equipment is Dr....

Dec 21, 2017

The solar system is a big place, and while Colin's testing the shuttle, Sarah and Matthew have a visitor.

David drops by to explain a bit about relativity and distance within the solar system and the universe in general.

And watch out for mighty Zordon of the Orcs.

Things to Learn

  • What happens when you're travelling...

Nov 16, 2017

Since leaving Titan last month we’ve been doing a bit of deep space exploration in The Tardigrade.

And although space can look a bit… empty, it’s actually as hostile an environment as you’re ever likely to find.

Out here we’re totally reliant on some pretty fragile materials and equipment keeping us...

Sep 25, 2017

Welcome to Titan, the biggest moon of Saturn, and the only known cosmic body other than Earth, that we know for certain has actual lakes and seas on its surface.

But that isn’t the only reason that makes this frozen moon such an interesting and fascinating place.

On this episode, our crew leave the comfort and warmth...