Walkabout the Galaxy
Hurricane Dorian, Venus, quantum gravity, supernovae
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
Hurricanes are regular visitors to the Walkabout Studios at the University of Central Florida, but not to the planet Venus, whose slow rotation makes for rather dull weather. High of 900 degrees is forecast for Venus for the foreseeable future. But there are some mysteries in its upper atmosphere. We'll also talk about the mysteries of quantum gravity, which doesn't exist yet, and the role of supernovae in starting planetary systems and evidence for a bunch of them popping off in our neighborhood recently. Plus space news and hurricane trivia!
Transporting energy from the Equator to the Poles, hurricanes are proud to bring you this episode of Walkabout the Galaxy. Just as you explore you local planetary stellar and intergalactic neighborhoods, hurricanes take a scenic tour of some of the loveliest spots on planet Earth. We are particularly fond of the Caribbean Islands and the Floridian peninsula, home of the Walkabout studios. Made possible by the physics of convention, the Earth's lively rotational period of 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4.1 seconds, and the latent heat of vaporization of water, with the increasingly balmy waters of the tropic, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, and global scale, Coriolis-forced, low pressure convecting systems, by any name, are keeping your equator cool, your poles warm, and your water and battery supplies well-stocked. So download the back catalog of Walkabout the Galaxy now and enjoy the show. Hurricanes, when it rains, it pours.
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "The Podcast of Dorian Hurricane" (2019). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 89.