Walkabout the Galaxy
MegaCon; JWST, supermassive black holes; exoplanets
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
Space reporter Brendan Byrne becomes an honorary astroquark at MEGACON 2023 where we take a look at some of the recent and landmark discoveries of JWST, including the earliest supermassive black hole and a new era of studying exoplanets. Plus: Anime trivia!
If you are hunting for an interesting target for astronomical viewing, you might look at one of the largest constellations, such as Hydra and Virgo, at about 1300 square degrees. But if you want true coverage of the entire sky, get a mega-constellation of Internet satellites. Promising low latency Internet from tens of thousands of low orbiting satellites, mega constellations will create annoying streaks of light in your astronomical photos, while simultaneously allowing you to stream any sci-fi, fantasy, or anime series from literally any point on Earth. You can also get a MegaCon-stellation by extending the sides of a polygon until they form a new polygon in the process of stallation at Orlando's unrivaled MegaCon, giving you three mega constellations for the price of one, with your hosts, the Astroquarks in this episode of Walkabout the Galaxy. Mega constellations, reach out and touch someone (AT&T).
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Martin, Audrey, "MegaCon 2023 and JWST" (2023). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 240.