Walkabout the Galaxy
comets; Oort Cloud; quantum entanglement
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
A nifty story about complexity from the simplicity of gravity helps reveal the origins of the comets in the Oort Cloud and explain their current distribution. If that's not far out enough, we also take a look at the mysteries of quantum entanglement and explore the story of the long-forgotten fourth Rice Krispies elf, Jerk!
The Solar Corona
If you're feeling hot, and just want to collapse on the sofa in front of the tv, there's that other Corona. But if you're ready for an invigorating burst of energy, try solar corona. With temperatures exceeding one million Kelvin and a simple batch of pure ingredients of electrons and protons with just a hint of highly ionized iron and other metals for a touch of color, solar corona is the ultimate pick-me-up. If you've been basking in solar wind, why not head to the source and take a spin on one of our famous solar corona loops, or take a deep dive into a solar coronal hole. Whatever you're looking for in super-heated plasmas, solar corona has it. Solar corona: snap, crack, pop. (Rice Krispies)
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "Jerk, Snap, Crackle, Pop" (2020). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 137.