Cheap Astronomy goes around and around the issue of orbital mechanics
Feel the magnetic attraction of this rogue planet!
Magnetic fields are everywhere and we’re talking about the gigantic magnetic fields that surround planets, stars, galaxies and some of the most exotic objects in the Universe.
Flipping off the Earth and lets talk about some troubles with the Drake Equation.
Earth is surrounded by a huge cocoon that protects us from the dangerous cosmic radiation and particles that bombard our planet. This cocoon is Earth’s magnetic field.
Date: July 9, 2009 Title: Measuring the Black Hole Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Organization: Loch Ness Productions (http://www.lochnessproductions.com/index2.html) Music by GEODESIUM (http://www.geodesium.com) Special thanks to Dr. Shep Doeleman for his advice about the script for this segment. Also Special thanks to Nicole Gugliucci for her script review. Description: A team of astronomers has used a […]
Date: June 20, 2009 Title: Magnetar the Magnificent Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Organization: Loch Ness Productions (http://www.lochnessproductions.com/index2.html) Music by GEODESIUM (http://www.geodesium.com) Description: Magnetars sound like mysterious aliens from another dimension, but they’re not. I’ll discuss these powerfully magnetic beasts and talk about what we know about them from recent research and observations. Bio: Carolyn Collins […]
Date: May 11, 2009 Title: The Magnetosphere Podcaster: Terry and Stephen Whelan Organization: None Description: This is a short non mathematical introduction to some important elements of space plasma physics. Stephen plays the role of a confused student to allow a pedagogical dialog to progress. Bio: Terry did graduate research in space physics at the […]