In this week’s episode of Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion, we learn that Earth will soon be visited by an asteroid the size on Manhattan – but don’t worry – it’s wearing a face mask! Next, we solve the mystery of a missing planet, and we learn how studying oceans on alien worlds would make for a high-pressure environment! This episode also features our first-ever video interview, with Dr. Steven D’Hondt of the University of Rhode Island. A new study from the University of Tokyo (published in C-DEBI Contributon 526) suggests his work could have a significant impact in how we search for life on Mars.