Episode 060: Space Madness

Recorded July 15th, 2015

This episode contains: Heart on Pluto, Pluto’s not a planet—deal with it

Nano-Nano: Pentaquark, five quark particle, hadrons, protons and neutrons, quark flavors, spin, anti-quarks, Large Hadron Collider (LHC), bump hunting, regular hadrons have three quarks, Ghost Busters’ particle physics, 10^-6 seconds after the Big Bang, quark-gluon plasma


This Week in Space:  New pictures of Pluto, New Horizons (probe), Discovery program (not to be confused with space shuttle Discovery), New Frontiers (program), goals of New Horizons, Pluto’s moons: Charon Hydra, Nix, Styx, and Kerberos, Kuiper Belt, instruments on probe, hydrazine, radio isotope thermo eclectic generator (RTG), The Martian is so real!, Lego Millennium Falcon, antenna expansion kit for ultimate Lego Falcon, science package on New Horizons, dust counter, ashes of Clyde Tombaugh, mental images of the planets, Eris, International Commission on Naming Sh*t in Space (ICNSS), H.P. Lovecraft and Cthulhu, Disney’s Pluto on Pluto, The Whale, XKCD pareidolia, Charon (pronounced Share-ON), Mordor on Charon, pixels of Hydra, Irish bashing, more info coming from New Horizons, discovery of Neptune using gravity, discovery of Pluto in 1930, cost of New Horizons, government waste, The Minions (three out of five according to Devon), time travel joke from movie, Futurama Quote, Devon takes his shirt off, what Devon learned, LIVE SHOW!!!



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