How Smart Is Your Planet?
Walkabout the Galaxy
binary star systems; Saturn's aurora; extraterrestrial life
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
We learn how binary star systems may create a second family of planets, Saturn's aurora may be powered by the ringed planet's high speed winds, and how thinking of planetary intelligence may guide future searches for extraterrestrial life.
The next time you find yourself lost in the thicket of fundamental particle interactions, grab a Feynman diagram to chart your way forward and backward in time. With straight arrows, squiggly lines, and spiral lines, Feynman diagrams can help you navigate particle formation, annihilation, and the fundamental forces. With Roman and Greek letters as well as multiple colors, let Feynman diagrams guide your way through the quantum fields with gluons, kaons, bosons, pions, pretty much any kind of -ons you want. Feynman diagrams, travel with someone you trust (AAA).
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Sargeant, Hannah, "How Smart Is Your Planet?" (2022). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 198.