Walkabout the Galaxy
Pallas; antimatter; quantum mechanics
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
In this special Elizabethan episode of Walkabout, we check out the tired, battered, and bruised asteroid Pallas, one of the largest in the asteroid belt, and discuss why its neighbors beat up on it so much. We also take a peek at a new discovery about antimatter and an exotic quirk of quantum mechanics that also lives in the antimatter realm, catch up on space news, time travel shows, and much more.
Hark now, from distant realms, where no claims from nobleman, nor toil and strife from earthly tumult hold sway. What sound has caused the very firmament to tremble, and night's own lights to shift like flickering candles and heaven's circle. What weighty waves are these that sing the fabric of reality, and thunderous roars from arrows launched to never on Earthly home, but rather soar through Heaven's dome and make a timid step on foreign worlds after crossing seas of emptiness to sniff the air and gaze on far horizons. Unknown to all of woman-born, revealed now to strange constructs that send word to earth-bound masters, of vistas that beckon to us all. From jagged rocks hurled by Jupiter's might, to frozen orbs that light the sky, from smallest moat of moonlit dust, to gaping maws of purest night. A chorus of three will guide the way, with honeyed words of space and play come now the Astroquarks we say. Untangle mysteries or reality and send night's gloom away.
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "All The Galaxy's a Stage And We Are Merely Astroquarks" (2020). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 109.