Walkabout the Galaxy
Cassini, LIGO, black holes
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
While terrestrial matters were frequently dark and depressing, 2017 was a banner year for the cosmos, or at least for our understanding of it. From Cassini's Grand Finale to LIGO's detection of neutron stars colliding, the astroquarks review the highlights of the year and a new story about a very old black hole from the dawn of the universe. A supermassive black hole formed before the universe was a billion years old, suggesting galaxy formation was off to a robust and early start. Join Josh, Addie and Jim for all that, nerd news and space trivia to wrap up 2017.
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "2017 - A Great Year for Space" (2017). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 37.