Walkabout the Galaxy
Space-X, lunar flyby, Jayabusa-2, Ryugu
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
It would take a falcon huge episode to cover all the space news this month, so the astroquarks take a crack at it. From Space-X's latest plans for a crewed lunar flyby mission to the Japanese Hayabusa-2 mission's landers on the asteroid Ryugu, to the latest news about the missing matter in the universe, this episode has it all. It's falcon huge.
With more than twice the mass than your home world, and an actual surface to walk around on, Super-Earths are the new go-to destination for your walk about the galaxy. From Gliese 581c at a toasty 104 Fahrenheit and 40 C to COROT-7b whose year is less than an Earth day to Kepler-10c, the heavyweight in our group where you'll get a workout on your walkabout, Super-Earths are what planets are all about. But you'll have to leave ol' Sol behind to find them because this very abundant type of planet will not be found orbiting the Sun, no matter how you define "planet". Super-Earths, they're GR-R-R-reat!!
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "The Big Falcon Episode" (2018). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 60.