**Episode Date:** September 11, 2023
**In this episode:**
1. **Polaris Star Mysteries**
- Recent changes observed in the Polaris star.
- The significance of its pulsation period in the world of astronomy.
2. **Chandran 3's Lunar Challenges**
- Chandran 3's experience of cold temperatures on the moon.
- The probe's survival challenges due to the absence of heaters.
3. **The Search for Extraterrestrial Life**
- NASA's exploration for technosignatures from advanced civilizations.
- The potential of intercepting communication through electromagnetic waves.
4. **Comet Nishimura's Journey**
- Discovery by amateur astronomer Hideo Nishimura.
- The comet's tail loss due to a solar event and its journey through the solar system.
5. **SpaceX Updates**
- The grounding of SpaceX's Starship after an explosion.
- FAA's corrective actions and the future of Starship launches.
- Introduction of SpaceX's new Starship Catching Launch Tower, "Meccazilla."
6. **Japan's Space Missions**
- The launch and objectives of Japan's Slim Moon Lander and X-Rism X-Ray Telescope.
- The significance of X-ray astronomy in understanding the universe.
Steve Dunkley wraps up the episode, inviting listeners to join the next episode for more exciting news from the world of astronomy, space, and space science.
**Tune in next time for more updates from the cosmos!**
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