Walkabout the Galaxy
Uranus, aurorae, Synestia
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
How many jokes can the three astroquarks make about the pronunciation of the seventh planet? You'll have to tune in to this episode of WtG to find out. Josh, Addie and Jim discuss how aurorae on planets are made and why seeing them on Uranus is surprising. Also, is there a new type of planetary object, or is it just more hot gas? Find out about the Synestia, Uranus, nerd news and Star Trek trivia on this episode of Walkabout the Galaxy.
You may think that the best way to get light from point A to point B is to point light at point B from point A. After all, light is the fastest thing there is. But there's doing things the fastest way, and there's doing things the coolest way, and the coolest way to get your photons somewhere where they really pack a punch is to load them into a photon torpedo. These beauties are also conveniently sized to carry a humanoid, so after you've destroyed your enemy, you can store or dispose of your dearly departed in your spare photon torpedo casings for an honorable burial, or should we say vacuum-rial? Or evacuation? in space. No one will be visiting that graveside! Disclaimer: photon torpedoes don't actually contain photons but are instead matter-antimatter weapons. Photon torpedoes may contain genetically enhanced humanoids. User assumes all risk.
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "Uranus Gets Bedazzled!" (2017). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 17.