The Expanse Season 2 (feat Fraser Cain) : Episode 93

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The Expanse Season 2

What: Sciencey spacey stuff from the second season of The Expanse, a show about humanity spread across the solar system, and political strife between Earth, Mars and the asteroid belt.

Featuring guest co-host
Fraser Cain headshot
Fraser Cain of Universe Today

Recommended and Related Media

Frasier’s things
This guy really keeps busy. All of his various outlets are recommended!
Universe Today is the best place for space news here
Astronomy Cast is a really great learning resource for astronomy here
Fraser’s YouTube features a bunch of great new space content, often here

Language & The Expanse (feat. Nick Farmer, Linguist) : Episode 46
Our friend Nick created the Belter language on The Expanse. We talked with him a while back all about Language on The Expanse and in general.
Check out the episode

Show Notes

Falling into the sun

Why not dump all of our nuclear waste there? Shedding orbital velocity. Eros the magic space potato.

Martian Gravity

Our lack of understanding irl of whether humans can conceive and gestate and grow in low or microgravity. Centrifugal artificial gravity.

Epstein Drive

Pulling Gs. Human limits.

Exciting times

Finally we’re in a place that we’re taking space settlement for granted. Developments in space travel like the Falcon Heavy et al. Recently, Stratolaunch:

Settlement issues

Fragility of interconnected systems at small scale. Radiation. Living inside a big rock.


Venus sucks. Mostly. On the surface, at least. Soviet Venus missions. Turning Venus into a spaceship.

Solar Energy

Harvesting and limiting solar exposure in different parts of the solar system. Relative solar intensity.

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