magnetic reversals, filamentary structures of hydrogen
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
The astroquarks spin around the universe, from an ancient tree's rings providing clues to magnetic reversals on Earth to planets wandering among the stars and the first detection of the filamentary structures of hydrogen gas strung between clusters of galaxies. Plus space news, nerd news, and Star Wars Lego trivia! This episode is a veritable Kessel Run.
The van der Waals force
Bringing you water droplets, geckos and spiders on the ceiling for as long as there have been ceilings, and soon to bring you gloves to let you climb a glass wall like spiderman, the van der Waals force is proud to sponsor this episode of Walkabout the Galaxy. Made famous by Johannes Diderik van der Waals, this force can pull things together or push them apart, and is really a family of electrostatic forces including the London dispersion force, the Debye force, and the Keesom force, and given their microscropic size it's fair to guess that van der Waals is important to the midi-chlorians. So if you want to be a Jedi, may the van der Waals force be with you. Van der Waals force: it’s the real thing (Coca Cola, 1970).
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "Lost in Space: Rogue Planets and the Intergalactic Web" (2019). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 93.