Stars Near and Far (originally aired on Feb 12, 2020)
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 485
- May 21, 2020 7:00 pm
- 50:17 mins
Stardust Found In an Australian Meteorite Dated Older Than the Solar System Guest: Philipp Heck, Associate Curator of Meteoritics and Polar Studies, Field Museum of Natural History, and Associate Professor, University of Chicago In a small Australian town in 1969, smelly meteorite fragments fell from the sky. Decades later, researchers discovered that stardust particles within the pieces are older than our solar system. The Apocalypse May Be Just One Sun Flare Away Guest: Paul Sutter, astrophysicist, The Ohio State University, author, and host, "Ask a Spaceman!" YouTube channel and podcast Solar storms can impact our communications, electrical systems, and tech infrastructure, resulting in damages that can take years to recover from--and there’s not much we can do to stop one. Can we prep for a storm from space?