Auroras, Spaghetti & Speed of Light: Space Nuts #341
Space Nuts March 02, 2023
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Auroras, Spaghetti & Speed of Light: Space Nuts #341

Experience the awe-inspiring power of the universe with a journey to see the aurora australis and witness spaghettification first-hand! Learn about Aurora displays from this Space Nuts podcast episode featuring Fred Watson and Andrew Dunkley. Apparently, people have been seeing these aurora displays in unusual places due to various plasma bubbles being spat out from the sun. This is not surprising as we are approaching the solar maximum, which is the regular up and down trend in the number of sunspots that appear on the sun. These sunspots are highly intense regions of magnetism that release energy in the form of plasma bubbles which cause the green, red and sometimes purple lights of the aurora. It is unusual for people to be seeing the aurora in places such as the UK, and the best time to look is near the equinox. Plus we’re witnessing a spaghettification first hand, but what exactly is that, and lastly, the Space Station was damaged by a micrometeoroid and a rescue mission is underway. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. People are seeing the aurora in unexpected places - what is causing this phenomenon? 2. What will happen to the mysterious gas cloud X-7 as it passes closest to a black hole in 2036? 3. An uncrewed rescue mission was sent to the International Space Station - what was the mission and why was it necessary? Connect with us: Facebook: spacenutspodcast YouTube: @spacenutspodcast Twitter: spacenutspodcst Website: Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Thank you.
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