Walkabout the Galaxy
Supernova; black holes; supermassive black hole; asteroid missions
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
There’s a bright supernova in a nearby galaxy, and a very distant supernova made brighter by the beauty of gravitational lensing. In another galaxy, a gargantuan black hole is revealed to be orbited by another supermassive black hole, resulting in a gamma ray flares as it rips through the main black hole’s accretion disk. Closer to home, we learn about new asteroid missions and a rapidly warming planet (hint: it’s ours). Plus: Harrison Ford and Leonard Nimoy trivia!
For your next getaway, consider the wide open expanses of Tatooine in the Outer Rim. Thanks to its twin sons on Tatooine, you'll enjoy over 90 days of sunshine a year, and if that doesn't sound like much, remember that on Tatooine there are only 94 days in a year. After touching down in Mos Eisley, recover from your trip with a refreshment at Chalmun's Cantina. Then take a transport to Mos Espa to catch the Boonta Eve classic pod race, marvel at the amazing Dune Sea, and take a guided tour of the Great Pit of Carkoon, home to our infamous sarlac, and get your own taste of the desert with our guided bantha rides. Whether you're looking for desert adventure or scum and villainy, Tatooine is the place to be. Tatooine, another world (Seychelles).
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Martin, Audrey, "Supernovae Near and Far" (2023). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 244.