The Prime Director

Jeff is intrigued by an interview he read about Nasa’s one and only Planetary Protection Officer. Her job? To protect OTHER planets from us and ensure the galaxy isn’t contaminated by microbes, particles, or other detritus that might ruin it. Anthony hopes for the same attention to detail in his own life, and everybody hopes we don’t ever accidently create avacado creatures.

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Jeff on Twitter: [http://twitter.com/jeffcannata](http://twitter.com/jeffcannata)

Anthony on Twitter: [http://twitter.com/acarboni](http://twitter.com/acarboni)

Article submitted by Tom Snowden: [http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/meet-nasa-s-one-and-only-planetary-protection-officer/](http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/meet-nasa-s-one-and-only-planetary-protection-officer/)

Jeff is intrigued by an interview he read about Nasa’s one and only Planetary Protection Officer.  Her job?  To protect OTHER planets from us and ensure the galaxy isn’t contaminated by microbes, particles, or other detritus that might ruin it.  Anthony hopes for the same attention to detail in his own life, and everybody hopes we don’t ever accidently create avacado creatures.

This show is entirely listener supported! For early episode, extra clips and bonus content, check out  http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here’s the iTunes link:  http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns

Jeff on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/jeffcannata

Anthony on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/acarboni

Article submitted by Tom Snowden:  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/meet-nasa-s-one-and-only-planetary-protection-officer/

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