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Video game journalist Dan Ryckert joins Rae and Steve to dive into some of his big (and somewhat embarrassing) questions about space. They also chat about the intersection of gaming and space.

Questions Include: What’s at the core of a gas giant? Why do some planets have rings? Would I die if I fell into a black hole? What is the best space video game? What is the worst space video game? What games would you take to Mars? How do planetary rings form? Why does sci-fi always imagine humanity on Mars? What is an event horizon?

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Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares. Additional music by Loyalty Freak Music.

Rae: @payoletter

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw


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Other Topics Discussed Include: the Great Red Spot, gas giants, 2001: A Space Odyssey, video games, No Man’s Sky, planetary rings, Star Citizen, Mass Effect, and Star Wars.

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