Walkabout the Galaxy
nuclear fusion; National Ignition Facility; Perseverance; comets
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
Top quark Jim Cooney rejoins the crew and gives us a deep dive into the breakthrough in nuclear fusion at the National Ignition Facility. Mars rover Perseverance is busy storing samples of Mars for a future mission to bring home, and the Sun may have a 17-year cycle in addition to the well-known 11-year cycle. Ring in the new year with the astroquarks to learn about all this, comet trivia, and more.
Providing celestial light shows for all who care to look up since there have been eyes to look up with, comets can help you blaze your trail on your walkabout the galaxy. Whether you are interested in delivering precious water to an existing planet or building a new planet in the outer solar system, get comets. These icy planetesimals come loaded with all the essential nutrients for habitable planets. Or if you're interested in orchestrating a nighttime spectacular that outlasts the flash in the pan of a meteor shower, upgrade to a great comet. Available in naked eye and daytime options with viewing periods of days to week. We'll find a comet that suits your budget and your needs. Comets, cleans tough stains (Comet).
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; Cooney, James; and Martin, Audrey, "On Top of Nuclear Fusion" (2023). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 228.