Walkabout the Galaxy
asteroids, Moon, Apophis
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
From a human-made crater (well, spacecraft-made) on an asteroid, to the Moon-forming impact, to an accelerating pace of black hole merger detections, the astroquarks survey the latest news in astronomical collisions. The asteroid Apophis has a close date with Earth in 2029, and what episode of Walkabout would be complete without some general relativistic frame dragging? Zoe Landsman joins us while Charm quark Addie Dove is off launching things into space! Plus space news and a historical/avengical trivia.
The best-known equation on the planet is here to provide you sunlight to power your residential solar panels, keep your planet from being a dead frozen chunk of rock floating through an ink-black sky, and grow your food. A little bit of m goes a very long way thanks to E=mc2. E=mc2: the quicker picker upper.
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "Impacts Large and Small and Very Large" (2019). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 79.