Meteor’s Ours

Japanese research company ALE is bidding to create an artificial meteor shower for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. Jeff and Anthony discuss the tradition of the Olympics, the spectacle of opening ceremonies, and the audacity of humans to control celestial activity for entertainment.

Japanese research company ALE is bidding to create an artificial meteor shower for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. Jeff and Anthony discuss the tradition of the Olympics, the spectacle of opening ceremonies, and the audacity of humans to control celestial activity for entertainment.

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