Walkabout the Galaxy
simulated regolith; missions to the Moon, Mars, asteroids, Phobos
Dr. Zoe Landsman
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
Dr. Zoe Landsman rejoins the Astroquarks to explain how creating simulated regolith or dirt helps scientists and engineers prepare for missions to the Moon, Mars, asteroids, and Phobos. We also take a look back in time on planet Earth to a continental growth spurt 3 billion years ago.
The Pauli Exclusion Principle
Are you feeling crowded out? Are people cutting you off, stepping on your toes, elbowing you aside, and just not giving you the space you need? Then you need the Pauli Exclusion Principle. Forbidding like-minded fermions from occupying the same state since the origin of the universe, the Pauli Exclusion Principle is here to keep the chattering masses away from you, and carve out the precious solitary space you deserve. The next time you see someone spinning your way, just show them the Pauli Exclusion Principle and send them off to another state. The Pauli Exclusion Principle is not available for bosons users, must be in a quantum state to use the Pauli Exclusion Principle. The Pauli Exclusion Principle, everywhere you want to be (Visa).
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "The Surprising Science of Space Dirt" (2021). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 149.