Rod Pyle: Life in Lava Tubes

Episode 1834 (2:04:11)

Rod Pyle

Rod joins Leo to talk about the ESA/JSA joins probe Beppi Columbo, which did a swing by Mercury this week and took some up close and personal photos as it flew by. It's only the third time we've visited Mercury because it's very difficult to reach due to its close proximity to the sun. Interestingly, they've seen lava tubes on the surface, which could make it possible to have habitation underground in the future. It's also possible that due to its tilt, the poles may be permanently colder despite how close it is to the sun.