The Pestle


Ep 27: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

December 26, 2017

In this episode we discuss:

  • the theme of The Last Jedi;
  • a little visual analysis;
  • we have an interview with Dr. Steven Vance, a planetary chemist and astrobiologist with JPL NASA to discuss space, Europa, exploring our solar system and so much more!

There is perhaps no better a demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world.” – Carl Sagan

Notes & References:
Europa Clipper
Dr. Vance Research Paper: Seismology of icy ocean worlds
In-press paper from Dr. Vance’s colleague Mark Panning – An awesome research paper about the “Expected seismicity and the seismic noise environment of Europa”
Fermi’s Paradox
“They’re made out of meat” short story
Dr. Steven Vance

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One comment

  1. Sho says:

    Love listening and learning about various aspects of film making that, as a casual movie goer, I rarely consider.

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