Walkabout the Galaxy
Mars rovers, ancient galaxies, solar cycle
Zoe Landsman, Adam LaMee
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
Zoe Landsman, "b" astroquark, joins Josh, Jim, and guest Adam LaMee to talk about an ancient (or very young, depending your point of reference) galaxy that's popping off stars so fast we almost called this the Pop Off episode. Plus Adam turns the tables on the astroquarks, updates and trivia on the Mars rovers, plugging leaks in space with your thumb, and the solar cycle.
The Solar Cycle
This episode of walkabout the Galaxy is brought to you by Solar Cycles. Sure months are fine for bills and paychecks, and seasons and years are great for vacations and school and birthdays, but don't you feel that you're missing an astronomical timescale to measure the truly important landmarks in your life? The Sun is happy to provide you with its 11 year solar cycle to measure your life out in 8ths (or 9ths or 10ths if you're leading a healthy lifestyle and a bit lucky!). You can drink at the end of your second solar cycle, have a mid-life crisis and drink some more at the end of your fourth, and join the AARP at the end of your fifth! So start celebrating the major milestones of your life with the rise and fall of solar sunspots, high energy photon flux, and radio emissions from the solar corona. The 11-year solar cycle: the other astronomical clock.
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "The One That Should Have Been Sponsored by Starburst" (2018). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 58.