Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Lucas Randall
[00:00:27] How do you study wibbly wobbly jellyfish, without damaging them or stressing them out? You give them a noodly hug, of course!
[00:08:27] When a satellite runs out of fuel, it’s sent up into a graveyard orbit where it can pose a threat to any spacecraft leaving Earth. But a recent test of the Mission Extension Vehicle could mean satellites can be refuelled, extending their lifespan significantly.
[00:21:25] People are attaching sensors to plants, and translating the electrical conductivity of the plants into “music”. It’s not very good music, but the idea is to change how people think about plants as living organisms.
[00:29:45] Astronomers have found a new planet outside our solar system, with a new technique. They looked for the radio signals from aurorae on the exoplanet!
This episode contains traces of ABC science journalist Tegan Taylor and physician Dr. Norman Swan answering children’s coronavirus questions on Coronacast.