Philip Shane

Hot Rod Rocket Cars, Burnin' Mars Gas!

Philip Shane
Hot Rod Rocket Cars, Burnin' Mars Gas!

Using gravity waves, Astronomers announced they discovered two neutron stars colliding in an epic explosion! Forbes Magazine's favorite fact about this natural wonder is that the event created 28 Octillion Dollars worth of Gold! (Priorities, people, c'mon.)

Everyone says the global race to space won't really begin until we find some kind of (boring, so boring) natural material (yawn) to mine (geez, really) on some asteroid, moon or planet. What do people really love on Earth? Oil!

What the IF oil (sticky, smokey, delicious) oil were found on Mars? A bazillion tons of it! Would Elon Musk's dreams of a massive Mars-based corporate economy erupt, using all that cheap, stinky oil? What would happen on Earth with all this insanely cheap oil suddenly available to everyone? Rocket cars belching smoke! And so much more.

Check out this really fun, crazy, episode -- chock-a-block full of REAL SCIENCE -- and our awesome flavor of extrapolation imagination as we envision another entirely new world that comes to life when we ask... What the IF?

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