#184 – Katherine de Kleer: Planets, Moons, and Asteroids in Our Solar System

Katherine de Kleer is a professor of Planetary Science and Astronomy at Caltech. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(07:07) – Pluto
(12:14) – Kuiper belt
(16:12) – How to study planets and moons
(19:54) – Volcanoes on Io – moon of Jupiter
(32:25) – Is there life in the oceans of Europa?
(41:46) – How unlikely is life on Earth?
(52:15) – Life on Venus
(54:30) – Mars
(1:01:17) – What is interesting about Earth as a planet?
(1:11:55) – Weather patterns
(1:17:04) – Asteroids
(1:26:06) – Will an asteroid hit Earth soon?
(1:34:50) – Oumuamua
(1:50:00) – Book recommendations
(1:56:37) – Advice for young people