Walkabout the Galaxy
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
The astroquarks discover their new favorite thing in the universe. They'll tell you all about it and why we all have to hope it's a real thing. Also learn about ridiculous mathematical functions, the latest space news, and a little gravitational blippity-bloop for good measure.
The Planck Epoch
Do you find yourself wistfully longing for simpler, bygone times? When time itself lost all meaning because the Universe was less than one trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second old? Like, ten millions times less than that? Forget about The Gilded Age, the Age of Enlightenment, not to mention the period of Abstract Expressionism, Art Deco, and Cubism. While they all may be much much longer than the Planck Epoch, only the Planck Epoch can offer you an era before symmetry was broken, and gravity was still as strong as the other forces. Coming to an end before a photon had the time to cross a bubble of foam, the Planck Epoch is the ultimate good old day, or rather, 5.4 x 10^-44 seconds. Proof that shorter can be better. The Planck Epoch, the quicker picker upper (Bounty)
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "Sexaquark" (2020). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 107.