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Mars II Podcasts

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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mars II. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mars II, often where they are interviewed.

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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mars II. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mars II, often where they are interviewed.

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Heading for Mars II

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One of the main reasons for exploring Mars is to hunt for life, past or present — especially microscopic life. But scientists want to make sure that if they find microbes on Mars, they’re actually Martian. So every Mars lander is kept especially clean to ensure it doesn’t carry any bugs from Earth.

Just how clean depends on where the lander is going. Any craft that’s aimed at regions where there might be water — the most likely places to find life — must be especially germ free.

Landers are assembled in cleanrooms, where dust, microbes, and other particles are filtered from the air. Workers wear special gear so they don’t sneeze on the craft or smear them with germy fingerprints.

Landers are sterilized as much as possible. Some parts are baked at high temperatures. Others are wiped with strong germ killers. And some are sealed tightly so any microbes are trapped inside. And the landers are routinely checked to make sure they stay clean.

Finally, the trip through space is likely to kill almost anything that hitches a ride. Even so, it’s possible that some microbes could survive.

Conditions on Mars are almost as harsh as those in space. Radiation, for example, probably has sterilized the top layer of the Martian dirt. So in recent years, some scientists have suggested making the rules less restrictive. For now, though, anyone planning a mission to Mars needs to stock up on cleaning supplies.

We’ll talk about one Mars mission tomorrow.


Script by Damond Benningfield

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Jul 15 2020 · 2mins
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25 - DOLPHINS DON'T SLEEP X VENUS VERSUS MARS II

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In deze tweede aflevering van Dolphins don't sleep X venus VS mars hebben Benjayh en Jamy het over de laatste nieuwtjes binnen pop culture en hoe het er nu aan toe gaat met het corona virus

Apr 27 2020 · 59mins
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Venus vs. Mars II #17

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The second round of battle continues with Lu, Dominic, Hazel and Roman. Topic areas include the concept of 'The One', compatibility, unrealistic relationship expectations, Bad Boys vs Nice Guys and much more.
Who will have the final say? Listen to find out.

TOPICS:

 - Does 'The One' exist?

 - Why don't guys hold their friends accountable?

 - Why do girls have unrealistic relationship expectations?

 - Why do girls entertain guys for the chase?

 - Why do guys withdraw during arguments?

Book Recommendation: Manhood Restored: How the Gospel Makes Men Whole - Eric Mason

Instagram: @levelupwithlu

Get in touch: levelupwithlu@gmail.com

Sep 13 2019 · 31mins
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Mars II

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Pat asks Elizabeth Spears a hypothetical.

Aug 06 2019 · 15mins
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Episode 9: Mission to Mars II

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 Join Billy & Joel in the space flight simulator and learn about their new crew.

Mar 08 2017 · 9mins