Walkabout the Galaxy

New high resolution infrared observations show evidence of a planet around a very young star. A publicist decided that this represented looking inside the amniotic sac of a star, a metaphor the Walkabout gang agrees is pretty much the worst ever. However the new observation shows a planet near a forming star in a system that may ultimately have some similarities to our own - something that has been remarkably missing from the growing tally of exoplanets. Josh, Addie and Tracy expound on this, the subsurface ocean of Saturn's moon Enceladus, plus a new space trivia question.

Direct download: Stellar_Amniotic_Sacs.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 2:36pm EST