Walkabout the Galaxy
European Solar Orbiter; asteroids; campfires on the Sun; summer of Mars
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
The asteroid really did kill the dinosaurs, but the universe seems to be hiding something deeper and more mysterious from us about how it evolves. Closer to home, the European Solar Orbiter reveals adorable campfires on the Sun. Sure they would engulf a continent or two, but from a safe distance they are charming. The Astroquarks walk you through it all, as well as the summer of Mars, with several missions slated for launch to the red planet.
This brittle, monoclinic crystal first discovered in Cummington, Massachusetts, is everything you could want in a magnesium, iron, silicate, hydroxide. As a crystal, Cumming Tonight exhibits good cleavage and luster, so make a brooch or bolo tie with this vitreous, partially translucent amphibole. So the next time someone asks you what you're wearing, you can answer Cummingtonite. Cummingtonite, making geophysics graduate students uncomfortable around their advisors since 1824. Cummingtonite, does she...or doesn't she? (Clairol)
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "One Mystery Solved Another Mystery Deepens" (2020). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 125.