Walkabout the Galaxy
musical episode, giant exoplanet, supernova
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
Join us for a special musical episode of Walkabout the Galaxy with guest Adam LaMee as we take a look at a nearby giant exoplanet and a very distant supernova of a type that has never been seen before.
Residents of planet Earth, if you want to go on a Walkabout the Galaxy, you need tardigrades. We are at home in outer space, and our name comes from the Italian, tardigrada, or slow walker. With our eight stubby legs each terminating in four to eight claws, we'll hang on to you with no trouble at all. You can take us from the high pressure of a gas giant planet interior to the vacuum of space, from the scalding temperatures of a hot Jupiter to the cold reaches of innerstellar space. Just give us a drop of water, and we'll be, slowly, bounding around with you wherever your Walkabout takes you. Water bears, plop plop, fizz fizz, oh what a relief it is.
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "Starforker" (2019). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 90.