Learn a little bit about life, the Universe, and everything in this week's Daily Beast Podcast. Beast photo editor and resident astronomy buff Emil Lendof joins Editor in Chief John Avlon to talk about what's going on in outer space. The short answer: quite a bit.
Lendof lets us know about some recent planets that have been discovered, the pros and cons of using "space elevators" to launch rockets, and the fear of a "Sunpocalypse"—a ramp-up of solar flares with the power to shut down our satellites—which could be just around the corner. Grab your towels and prepare for takeoff.
The Daily Beast Podcast is excerpted from Daily Beast Radio on Sirius XM Insight 121, which airs Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 5 a.m. and noon. Sirius subscribers can listen to the entire show online. You can subscribe to the Daily Beast Podcast in the iTunes store. The theme music is by the Breuss Arrizabalaga Quintet.