Walkabout the Galaxy
Black hole; Ryugu; Hayabusa-2
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
Everyone's favorite scary astronomical object, the black hole, just got a bit closer to home with the discovery of a modest, stellar-sized black hole a mere 1000 light years from the solar system. Top quark Jim Cooney reassures us that that gives us at least 999.9 light years of safety buffer. Pieces of the asteroid Ryugu en route back to Earth as part of the Hayabusa-2 mission may have an interesting mix of "weathered" material on board. Get the details as well as android trivia and space news on this episode of Walkabout.
Michael Scott, Dunder Mifflin Regional Manager, Scranton Branch
Am I the best boss? Let me ask you this: would any boss but the best boss play nonstop episodes of Walkabout the Galaxy over the office PA system? Would any boss but the best boss have his employees get together for a weekend Walkabout the Galaxy-themed bowling tournament with all proceeds going to benefit "Scott's Tots?" You know, all anyone wants to talk about is this Coronavirus Pam-demic, I like to call it a Pam-demic. But you know what kills a corona? Dunder Mifflin 32 pound weight fine business paper and a bucket of pretzels at the Michael Scott Memorial Walkabout the Galaxy Charitable Trust for Scott's Kids Bowling Marathon for the Cure. Oh yes, I am the best boss. Shh...you know who...
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "A Backyard Black Hole" (2020). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 121.