18 March, 2020 – Episode 765 – Who Has the Mars Maps?

03.20.2020 - By This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast

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What is in the This Week in Science Podcast?
Interview with JPL Mars Geologist Fred Calef III, Virus Viability, New Reality, COVID-19 Vaccine Trial, Lighten Up Trauma!, Croc Moms Rock, Donation Acceptance, Human Magnetoreception, Anxious Kids?, Legos Live Forever, Some Good COVID News, And Much More…
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Disclaimer, Disclaimer, Disclaimer!!!
If you went outside today…
why?
Maybe you haven’t heard…
we are in the midst of a global pandemic!
A virus has gone viral despite not getting any likes…
So we all need to come together to fight it
by staying as far apart as possible
And while the world is reeling from the reality that nature still exists
That we are still very much connected to nature
And that even the smallest form of life,
A life form that doesn’t even check all the boxes for the normal definition of life,
Can bring about consequences that shut down civilizations the world round,
Remember that one thing that can’t be shut down…
This week in science…
coming up next.
We started with an interview!
Dr. Fred Calef III has a PhD in Mars Geology. According to his Twitter bio, he works with InSight, Mars Science Lab on Curiosity, & Mars2020 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, mapping landing sites for food.
We discussed the importance of mapping Mars, and a variety of aspects related to Dr. Calef’s job as a geospatial scientist.
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What science news does the second half of the show hold???
Virus Viability
After our conversation last week in which Blair was wondering about the safety of her mail,

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