Walkabout the Galaxy
neutrinos; Pluto's climate; sterile neutrino; dark matter
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
Meet Up Quark Hannah Sargeant as we explore the role of neutrinos in understanding the universe and the coupled evolution of Pluto's climate and spin state. A hypothesized sterile neutrino seems to be missing, extending the puzzle of dark matter. Catch up on all this and some truly odd balloon historical trivia, space news, and more.
For slinging stars around galaxies too fast, get dark matter. But if you want to get really strange, and we mean strange strange, try quark matter. You won't find this on Deep Space Nine, but if you go back in time to the first microsecond after the Big Bang, you might find yourself a universe filled with quark gluon plasma, less digustingly known as quark matter. So to probe the origins of quarky flavor and strangeness, get quark matter. Quark matter, sip, savor, repeat (wine).
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "Sterile Neutrinos and True Polar Wander" (2021). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 183.