Walkabout the Galaxy
Milky Way, dark matter, Mars InSight lander, Mars 2020 rover, Venus
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
A long time ago a galaxy very close by plunged through the Milky Way, and a trail of dark matter from that miniature galaxy is passing through us all right now, including Dr. Brad Sandor who joins the astroquarks to talk dark matter, the Mars InSight lander, the Mars 2020 rover, Venus's atmosphere, lots of space news, and trivia. So much spacing going on in this episode! It's a real walkabout the galaxy.
This noachian crater in the Syrtis Major Quadrangle is a lovely destination for robotic rovers. With its ancient river delta and an abundance of carbonates, Jezero Crater has everything needed for life except for everything needed for life. Jezero Crater is thrilled to welcome NASA's Mars 2020 lander, landing in 2021. Take the Jezero Trail for a scenic view of the river delta, or maybe first take the northeast walkabout to visit some lumpy things in the middle of the crater before heading what-would-have-been upstream 3.5 billion years ago. Take a walk back in time at scenic Jezero Crater, the official NASA Mars 2020 Rover Landing Site of Walkabout the Galaxy.
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "Dark Matter Hurricane" (2018). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 66.