Walkabout the Galaxy
white drawfs, planetary nebulae
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
It's the plural episode of Walkabout as the Astroquarkae discuss the formation of White Dwarfs and Planetary Nebulae, what they have to do with each other, planets, and the price of tea in China (answers: lots, something superficial, and nothing at all). Also in this episode: nerd news, fishing advice, space trivia, and an imperial sponsor. Walkabout the Galaxy is a fun and informative discussion of news in astronomy hosted by astronomers Josh Colwell, Addie Dove and Jim Cooney.
Yes, Walkabout listeners, Star Destroyers can park themselves at arbitrary heights above the ground. Our engines are, in fact, just for show, and for incinerating garbage we dump overboard. Of course, if we happen to be at a Rebel base or stronghold, we just leave the garbage in orbit, or let it rain down on those rebel scum. In addition to hyperspace capabilities and hovering without engines, each Star Destroyer is equipped with a special Skywalker Spa, to handle the goo necessary to keep Lord Vader in good spirits, free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast on weekdays, and a range of crew quarters, from triple occupancy to octuple occupancy. Next time you need to wreak some havoc, turn to your trusty Star Destroyer for that walk, yeah right, about the galaxy.
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "White Dwarfs and Planetary Nebulae" (2017). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 6.