Walkabout the Galaxy
drawf galaxies; dwarf planets
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
We explore dwarf galaxies with no star formation and dwarf planets with a clue to a lurking object in the outer solar system. But first Top Quark is stumped by a non-stumper stumper, and our trivia takes us out to the largest structures in the universe. Catch up on all the latest news with the astroquarks, and have fun at the same time.
For those cozy evenings at home in front of a warm crackling fire, or those summer afternoons with a touch of sea breeze to cool the heat from the setting sun, lock in your perfect temperature with thermal inertia. Also known as thermal effusivity. Keep your effusiveness in check as you disregard its ridiculous units with a square root of time, and dial your thermal inertia up to the maximum to keep your temperature from changing. Then let your mass inertia keep you in that comfy recliner while your thermal inertia means you'll never have to reach for that sweater or turn on a fan. Thermal inertia, melts in your mouth and not in your hands (M&Ms).
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "Odd Galaxies and Odder Planets" (2021). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 175.