Walkabout the Galaxy
NASA Mars InSight
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
We all know Mars is crunchy on the outside, but does it have a chewy center? The NASA Mars InSight mission is en route to the red planet to answer that question. The astroquarks talk about InSight's science and instruments, Han Solo, and Richard Feynman in another wide-ranging episode of Walkabout the Galaxy!
You know, I fly the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. Sometimes I amaze even myself. And if you'd like to be more like me, you should give a listen to Walkabout the Galaxy. Of course, in the Falcon I can make it around the galaxy in only 56 parsecs. Is that nonsense? Well never tell me the odds, and never tell me physics. Just listen to Walkabout. Walkabout the Galaxy ain't like dusting crops, kid. Without the expert guidance of the astroquarks you could fly right through a star or bounce too close to a supernova, and that'd end your walkabout real quick, wouldn't it? So trust the astroquarks to take you on another great walkabout the galaxy. Don't everyone thank me at once.
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "Does Mars Have a Chewy Center?" (2018). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 49.