Walkabout the Galaxy
spacetime; theory of relativity; white dwarf; pulsar
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
Would you rather go ice fishing on an alien moon or bungee jumping on Mars? Either way, you definitely want to hear about the mysterious way matter twists spacetime with another confirmation of Einstein's general theory of relativity involving a white dwarf and a pulsar. Join the astroquarks for all that plus the discovery of the nearest exoplanet, solar system trivia, and all the latest space and nerd news.
If you're thinking about going on a carbohydrate-rich diet, consider spaghettification. Better than any other pasta maker, spaghettification allows you to transform any solid into long, thin strands of spaghetti-like noodle-ness. Simply bring your raw materials to a black hole, deep inside the event horizon for super massive black holes and let the extreme tidal forces stretch and compress all matter into tender tendrils. You won't have long to boil your new spaghettified stuff, let alone eat it, as you plunge toward the singularity. Spaghettification may affect the nutritional content of your food. Escape from event horizon not included with spaghettification. Shaghettification, tastes great, less filling (Miller Lite, 1974).
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "The Mysterious Case of the Dragging Frame" (2020). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 108.