Walkabout the Galaxy
Orlando Nerd Nite; Moon, ESA; Jupiter's moons; JUICE; M87
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
We return to Orlando Nerd Nite for a live recording where we take a look at the exciting upcoming missions to the Moon and the ESA mission to Jupiter's moons, JUICE, now on its 8 year journey to its destination. We revisit the amazing image of the supermassive black hole in the galaxy M87, now even amazing-er thanks to the clever implementation of artificial intelligence by some good old fashioned human intelligence.
Titan may be bigger, IO may be gassier, Europa may be watery-er, Miranda may be weirder, Pan may be ravioli-er, and Methoni may be eggier, but nothing is cheesier than the original big cheese, the Moon. With highlands and lowlands, we'll forgive you if you think you're strolling through Scotland, but a glance overhead at the ink black sky and that delightfully weak lunar gravity will quickly remind you to make sure to check your life support systems before you venture outdoors. The Earth hangs overhead, unmoving as a reassuring point of reference. Or if you really want to get away from it all, come visit the far side where you won't find talking cartoon animals, but you will leave all your earthly troubles behind, or rather below you. The moon, peaceful nights, playful days (Pampers).
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Martin, Audrey, "Live at Nerd Nite with the Moon, JUICE, and M87 Black Hole" (2023). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 239.