With George Noory
Live Nightly 1am - 5am EST / 10pm - 2am PST
Shows

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider to stream or download new and past shows!
Advertisement

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider to stream or download new and past shows!
Advertisement

Last Show Recap

Titan, Planets & Astrobiology

During Midweek Open Lines, many callers reacted to the previous night's debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as well as shared eerie stories and UFO encounters. John Barbour appeared during the first 90 minutes of the show, telling stories of his rough childhood in Canada, and his path to becoming a comedian, film critic, and broadcaster.

Upcoming Shows

Wed 09-28  Alternative Health/ Strange & Unexplained Thu 09-29  Earthfiles Reports Fri 09-30  Haunted Objects/ Open Lines

CoastZone

Sign up for our free CoastZone e-newsletter to receive exclusive daily articles.

Titan, Planets & Astrobiology

Show Archive
Date: Wednesday - January 26, 2005
Host: George Noory
Guests: David Grinspoon

Planetary scientist David Grinspoon discussed the discoveries and data that have been coming back from the Huygens Probe which landed on Titan. In many ways, Titan is like an "alternate reality" Earth with its weather and geology resembling ours, he said. But instead of water, there are rains of liquid methane which sets up a hydrological dynamic. Though it's very cold on Titan (the sun would only appear 1/10th as large) it's possible that some type of life form that thrives on methane or other substances might exist there, he theorized. Going deeper into Titan's surface it would be warmer and there could be liquid water mixed with ammonia there, he added.

"I think there could be life on Venus," such as bacteria that evolved to live in the clouds there, Grinspoon speculated.He was enthusiastic about the renewed interest in our moon and the new photos coming in from ESA's SMART-1. "We've only scratched the surface" and there are many mysteries to yet uncover on our moon, he said.He also admitted that "it's quite possible there could be alien artifacts in the solar system."

Grinspoon said he is now involved in developing a new Martian rover for NASA that will launch in 2009. He's working on building an instrument called RAD (radiation assessment detector) which will measure the radiation environment on Mars.

Bumper Music

Bumper music from Wednesday January 26, 2005

  • #41
    Dave Matthews Band
Advertisement