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June 22, 2019 @ 2:08 pm

Space Herpes, Exoplanets, and The Orville - Alien Invasion #257

NASA gives us interesting news on herpes in astronauts, 4,001 Exoplanets have been cataloged with more on the way, have aliens found interest in our stem cell research, and a review of the two part The Orville episode called Identity.


The Question


How do you think, the aliens we may eventually meet, will perceive time?




There's Something About Space That's Triggering Herpes in Astronauts


Tests show that dormant herpes viruses reactivate in more than half the astronauts who travel on the Space Shuttle and International Space station, according to new NASA research - a phenomenon the space agency says could pose problems for deep space missions.


"During spaceflight there is a rise in secretion of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, which are known to suppress the immune system, " said study author Satish Mehta, a researcher at Johnson Space Center, in a press release.


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Woot! 4,001 exoplanets and counting


The Exoplanet Team, led by the Observatoire de Paris, announced this week that the list of known exoplanets – planets orbiting distant stars – has grown to 4,001!


The discovery of two new exoplanets brought the tally to the 4,000 mark. The newly found planets both orbit around the multiple star system labeled EPIC 203868608, at a distance of 499 light-years from Earth, in the direction of the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion.


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I am writing to you with respect to the above subject which occurred on February 24, 2019 at or around 1500 taking place over the Stem cell Technology facility located in Vancouver, BC.


This unusual craft was brought to my attention by a person passing by. I observed this craft with other witnesses. I captured this on my tablet but it’s difficult to make out. It appeared to be metallic, circular in shape, no sound, it had what appeared to be white lights on the bottom of the craft that would illuminate the under airfoil – the lights looked like the large LED lights you see on the big screen TV in stadiums for say a hockey game, and it seemed to be moving incredibly slowly.


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Picks and Warnings


The Orville - Season 2, Episodes 8 & 9 - (Identity Part 1 & 2)


Listener Feedback


From Paolo: There is a new show on the Discovery Science channel titled "Alien encounters" which is rather captivating... (I watched it on the DMAX channel here in UK). It doesn't explain how aliens might expel gas but it surely posits a few hypotheses on different reasons for an extraterrestrial life to visit other worlds... Review?




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Opening theme – Alien Syndrome by Monkey Warhol


Closing theme – Be Water by Rettward von Doernberg


Between Segment Audio – Lunar Orbit by Monkey Warhol


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