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John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 11-6-13 November 7, 2013

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John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 11-6-13

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/2116-BWB-2013-11-06.mp3

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Guests: John Batchelor, William (Bill) Harwood, Dr. David Livingston:  Topics:  Comet ISON, small asteroid impacts, the Olympic torch, ISS.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce.  This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com.  Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm).

During our 11 minute plus discussion, John, Bill, and I talked about Comet ISON which is now visible in the sky near Mars. We talked about its Thanksgiving close pass to the sun, its survival probabilities, and why this may be the comet of the century.  We also talked about a new report indicating small asteroids such as the one that came in over Chelyabinsk, Russia earlier this year may be more common than thought and may put us at more danger than previously thought.  Finally, we talked about the Olympic torch going to the ISS on a Soyuz last night, its upcoming photo op on a space walk and its return to Earth.

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