All the Light in the Universe
Walkabout the Galaxy
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
We like to think we understand ordinary matter: the stuff we're familiar with that makes up stars, planets, and donuts. Sure Dark Energy and Dark Matter are mysterious, but the rest we have a handle on. Or do we? The New Horizons mission adds to a growing puzzle about the Cosmic Optical Background, not to be confused with the Cosmic Microwave Background, which is a beast of an entirely different color!
If you want to take up the cause of those who oppress mutants, call the X-man Magneto. But if you'd like a break from human-mutant conflict, maybe it's time for a magnetopause. Perfectly balanced between the pressure of the incoming solar wind and the earth's magnetic field, the magnetopause features plasma waves and close-up views of shocked solar wind-charged particles. Conveniently located between the sheath and the tail, catch your breath with the magnetopause, tain't no joke. The magnetopause, travel should take you places (Hilton).
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "All the Light in the Universe" (2022). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 196.