Walkabout the Galaxy
Europa; Hubble Space Telescope; exoplanets
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
Former co-host Dr. Tracy Becker joins us to talk about exploring the geysers of Jupiter's moon Europa, the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, and the disappearance of what we thought was a nearby exoplanet. Join us for this special Seussian episode of Walkabout the Galaxy.
The Quark with a Fork
It was another sad day, all alone in the home, confined by corona with no where to roam. My Netflix had already been thoroughly binged, if I watched any more I might get unhinged. Amazon Prime and Apple TV, and Hulu YouTube and even Disney, were now almost totally lacking in charm. All my books I had read, I saw with alarm, when thought I had reached the depths of despair with nothing to read and naught on the air. I opened the app on my phone I forgot, called Podcasts and hunted for what I know not. Past Rogan and Scandal, and Planet Money, I really wanted to find something funny. But also a show that would tickle my brain without all that dry, boring lecturing pain. That's when I saw the show about quarks, it seemed to be hosted by three friendly dorks. Though nominally it's about physics and space, I found their wry humor a nice change of pace. Whether riffing on rockets or musing on Mars, or speaking talking of Wars, Trek and all kind of Stars. Or dreaming of three-way extraterrestrial sex, the Astroquarks will always tell you what's next. Be it gravitational waves or asteroid sampling, or look at when astronauts will next be trampling. The moon dust that is Charm's chief fascination, and the rings around Saturn deserve explanation. Astroquark Strange has a question or two, and sometimes his trivia runs to more than a few. Much to the never ending frustration of Top and Charm Quarks, the Walkabout Nation. So I downloaded Walkabout to help pass the time and was struck by an inspiration to rhyme. I settled in with my AirPods and while I listened I wondered what kind of Quark I might be christened. So as I downloaded and queued up the next episode, the back catalog is a true mother load. The Astroquarks were my company for dinner, I came with a moniker that is surely a winner. Not Strange or Charm or Top for this Quark, no, I will be the Quark with a Fork.
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "The Quark with a Fork" (2020). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 117.