Walkabout the Galaxy
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
Antimatter, the stuff that lets the USS Enterprise fly about the galaxy is the topic of this episode of Walkabout the Galaxy because it's made in your garden variety thunderstorm. Lightning strikes have enough energy to drive nuclear reactions that produce antimatter electrons. Join the astroquarks for this and other heady topics such as the wobble of the Earth's axis in space trivia.
Ever feel like for each step forward you take two steps backward? Well maybe you're really taking three steps forward, but someone else is taking four steps forward. Unless you're a photon, all motion is relative, but only retrograde motion can get you from Virgo to Leo without catching Cancer. Also, feel free to break it out on the dance floor. Retrograde motion may not get you where you want to go, but it's all about the journey. Retrograde Motion has nothing to do with your life, relationships, professional or personal prospects or any aspect of the human condition. Retrograde motion: when you want your walkabout to take the scenic route.
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "Antimatter from your Local Thunderstorm" (2017). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 36.