Walkabout the Galaxy
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
On our 239th episode the Astroquarks reflect on the Friends Reunion where they reflected on their time making only 236 episodes. The Friends and the Astroquarks have aged, but nothing compared to the Universe. We take a look at the first results from an ambitious all-sky survey to compare the distribution of matter in the universe today to what is predicted from our baby pictures of the universe. The results are a bit surprising. Also surprising: our helicopter trivia.
Don't count us out in your search for dark matter. Wimps are so easy to ignore and denigrate and pick on and bully and harass. But don't count out weakly interacting massive particles in your quest to explain the missing mass in the universe. With an elegant link to super symmetry via the WIMP miracle, in which the predicted energy of a WIMP to explain dark matter coincides with the predicted super symmetric partner in the standard model, WIMPs may yet save the day. WIMPS have not been detected in active searches in place of meaningful upper limits Consults your doctor before attempting to interact with a WIMP. For your dark matter, call WIMPs, the quicker picker upper (Bounty).
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "How the Universe has Aged" (2021). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 164.