Walkabout the Galaxy
plasma bubble; Uranus; Voyager 2
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
The astroquarks show remarkable restraint by refusing to say that Uranus emitted a big blob of gas. Instead they keep things astronomically professional with the discovery of a plasma bubble near the 7th planet in data collected in 1986 by the venerable Voyager 2. Zooming out even further, a possible explanation for conflicting data about the expansion of the universe may be that we are living in a giant bubble 100 million light years across, give or take. See if you can match wits with Charm and Top in our Greek mythology trivia questions.
Are you or a loved one feeling a bit under the weather? Well, this Greek god of medicine is here to advice you to embrace medicine, a mythological deification of the scientific application of medical practices, Asclepius will bring the iconic rod of Asclepius, complete with non-venonous serpent, to inspire you to follow your doctor's, or other healthcare professionals' directives. Asclepius, trained by his father Apollo and the centaur Chiron in the medical arts, is ready to accompany you on your walkabout the galaxy in good health, and invites you to visit him in his current incarnation as the consellation Ophiuchus, the serpent holder. Asclepius, you're in good hands. (Allstate)
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "The Importance of Being Gassy" (2020). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 113.