Walkabout the Galaxy
Kuiper Belt Object, New Horizons, Zombies
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
The weight on that box of breakfast cereal ultimately traces back to "le grand K", a metal sphere in a vault in Paris, a wonderfully archaic standard for how much stuff makes a kilogram. We'll talk about the efforts to update that standard, the next Kuiper Belt Object to be explored by the New Horizons spacecraft, eclipses and occultations, and of course Zombies. Join the astroquarks for the latest astro-news, nerd news, and this episode's trivia about the length of the month!
The time it takes for you to remember the name of that actor
You remember that movie with the airplane, and there's that woman with the hair who was in that TV show about the restaurant? I think she was also in Law and Order or NCIS or CSI. One of those shows. Anyway, she's in it, but kind of a smaller part. She's the friend of the wife of the guy. Remember? He's got dark hair. And kind of a beard, but not really? Damn, what's his name? He was so good. He usually plays a serious character, but he was kind of funny in this movie. The one with the airplane. When his name comes to me, I'll let you know, and then we'll know the time it takes to remember the name of that actor, proud to bring you this episode of Walkabout the Galaxy.
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "Of Zombies, Comets and Kilograms" (2017). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 24.