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Episode 74: The True Color of Mars
The color of Mars seems like it should be something fairly simple to know and represent. Scientists claim to have solved it very early on, but a branch of conspiracy theories claims that, in fact, NASA and other space agencies have lied about the true color of Mars for decades.
Puzzler: Could scientists use the atmospheric measurements, looking at composition and particle size, to determine from first principles what the sky color should be?
Episode 73: Image Analysis for Skeptics: From Faces to Pyramids (Live Talk)
The first public, and abridged, version of a TAM 2013 workshop on image processing and analysis for skeptics. This was a live talk presented at the Denver 2013 Skepticamp in front of a live studio audience. Besides background information, this talk used basic skills to analyze the infamous Face on Mars and a lesser known lunar step pyramid.
Puzzler: I mentioned that it takes thousands of years for light produced in the Sun to reach Earth. Why is that?
Episode 72: Solar System Mysteries "Solved" by PseudoScience, Part 1 - Iapetus
In this first edition of Solar System Mystery Science Theater, we learn about Iapetus, a weird moon of Saturn that has features unlike any other object in the solar system. Some have explained those with exploding planets and spaceships. Others look for something that makes sense.
Puzzler: There is no puzzler for this episode.
Episode 71: The Fake Story of Planet X, Part 6 - Andy Lloyd's "Dark Star"
Andy Lloyd has a chemistry background and has had an interest in astronomy his whole life. He also likes Zecharia Sitchin's idea of Nibiru and the Annunaki. In his book, "The Dark Star," Andy tries to reconcile what he knows about astronomy with Sitchin's model to create a "neo-Sitchin" proposal that just might be plausible, so long as his changes don't introduce their own new problems.
Puzzler: Why do objects become tidally locked?
Special Video (#01): Richard C. Hoagland and the Ziggurat on the Moon
Richard C. Hoagland is at it again; this time, I take you on a short journey exploring Hoagland's claim that there is a ziggurat on the Moon. In this video exposé, I graphically show why this is a hoax, how this is a hoax, and conclude that Hoagland is an incompetent investigator (or lying that he did any investigation).