Walkabout the Galaxy
black holes; neutron stars
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
Is it the tiniest black hole ever or the largest neutron star ever? We may never know, but one of them has been discovered thanks to gravitational wave observations. And an interesting black hole merger took place near the center of a distant galaxy, and we may see it get gobbled up in just a few years. Closer to home, we explore how to look for moons around exoplanets, as well as space news, LEGO trivia, and your Walkabout sponsor of the week.
For the explorers of the Antarctic Sea, there's the Zodiac. But if you're an explorer of even more distant realms, align your telescope to the stars and pop open a can of Zodiacal Light. With an effervescence that will have you feeling the glow of interplanetary dust, warmed to a balmy and isothermal 300 Kelvin, give or take, Zodiacal Light is the perfect accompaniment to an evening of star-gazing, comet-hunting, planet-watching, or astro-photography. Without all the calories of other late night libations, let Zodiacal Light be your refreshment on your Walkabout the Galaxy. Zodiacal Lights, tastes great, less filling. (Miller Lite)
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "Things That Go Bump in the Dark" (2020). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 127.