Walkabout the Galaxy
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
We take a deep dive into the origin of Mars’s moons and whether they are chips off the old block. There’s no research to explain the mystery of why Mars and the rest of the planets are even here after billions of years, when the solar system seems to be inherently unstable. And astronomers may have caught a star in the act of gobbling up a planet in the first stages of the star’s death throes. Catch up on these scary things that can happen to a planet, space news, and Top quark trivia.
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; Cooney, James; and Martin, Audrey, "Scary Things That Can Happen To Planets" (2023). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 242.