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Konstantin Batygin is a planetary astrophysicist at Caltech. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Squarespace: https://lexfridman.com/squarespace and use code LEX to get 10% off - Literati: https://literati.com/lex - Onnit: https://lexfridman.com/onnit to get up to 10% off - Na...

Konstantin Batygin is a planetary astrophysicist at Caltech. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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OUTLINE:
0:00 - Introduction
1:18 - Overview of our Solar System
16:16 - What is the Oort Cloud?
21:11 - Life in the interstellar medium
22:44 - Are there aliens out there?
25:23 - How unique is Earth?
28:04 - Did Jupiter destroy early planets?
34:18 - How hard is it to simulate the Universe?
38:50 - Quantum mechanics in evolution of objects in the Solar system
43:17 - Simulating the first formations around the Sun
49:04 - Will it be possible to simulate the full history of the Solar System?
51:24 - How far should we go with the simulation?
53:45 - Increasing immersion in video games
1:00:10 - What is Planet Nine?
1:06:39 - The origin of life
1:09:03 - Evidence of Planet Nine
1:11:33 - Discovery of Neptune
1:12:43 - When will we find Planet Nine?
1:15:22 - Planet Nine throws rocks into the Kuiper Belt
1:19:17 - Could Planet Nine be a primordial black hole?
1:29:21 - Commercial space revolution boosts science and the human condition
1:36:48 - Solving sex in space
1:37:26 - Would humans evolve if we couldn't see the stars?
1:43:09 - Military funding and science
1:47:13 - Is Oumuamua space junk from a distant alien civilization?
2:00:35 - Wild ideas create the future
2:08:24 - The perfect place to die
2:10:05 - Greatest song of all time
2:16:35 - Music enables science for Konstantin
2:18:53 - Music practice tips for busy people
2:22:43 - Memories of 1990s Russia
2:29:15 - Advice for young people
2:35:11 - Meaning of life

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