Walkabout the Galaxy
Ultima Thule, New Horizons, Fast Radio Bursters
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
2019 began with the successful flyby of Ultima Thule (2014 MU69 - more on the name in the show!) by the New Horizons spacecraft, but there's much more to talk about, including a discovery of more Fast Radio Bursters (mysterious sources of tremendous energy), and observations that show phase transitions in White Dwarf stars. Josh, Addie and Jim have got it all, plus space news and trivia, in this episode that kicks off the Year of the Astroquark. You heard it here first!
The first and, as of January 2019, best invention of homo sapiens, Canis lupus familiaris is here to remind us all that the only important things in life are family, love, food, tennis balls, tug of war, and sniffing butts. Just as the dog star, Sirius, shines brighter than its human partner in the sky, Orion, dogs' spirits are there to pick us up anytime we're down. So before your next walkabout the galaxy, take a dog for a nice walkabout the park. Dogs: Just do it.
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "The Year of the Astroquark" (2019). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 69.