Walkabout the Galaxy
Cool Star Labs, brown dwarfs
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
The astroquarks are joined by Dr. Adam Burgasser from the Cool Star Lab at the University of California San Diego to talk about the mysterious members of the astrophysical menagerie that lie between planets and stars. Brown dwarfs are lurking in the dark, sometimes closer than we might think. We also have spaceflight history trivia, 20 new moons, and a spot about G.
The Fabric of Spacetime
Cheap, reliable, stain-resistant, and malleable, the fabric of spacetime is your conduit for your walkabout the galaxy! Infinitely stretchy, the fabric of spacetime provides broad sweeping expenses of flatness, looping hyperbolas for slingshot rides around stars and galaxies, puckered black holes, and fluttering waves traveling in all directions at the speed of light. While the fabric of spacetime swirls indefinitely around pulsars and even your home planet, it never gets twisted into a knot and is guaranteed not to clog your sewing machine. So remember to use spacetime for curtains, Halloween costumes, dresses, jackets, or any of your fabric needs. The fabric of spacetime: Your flexible friend (Access Credit Card, 1978).
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "Bananas About Brown Dwarfs" (2019). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 95.