47: The Milky Way Explodes!


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Things we talked about in this episode:

The Podcast Social Club — Nov 22-23

The 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics

Original research paper on the Milky Way explosion

Joss Bland-Hawthorn’s Conversation article about the research

The structure of the Milky Way

The Magellanic Clouds

The super massive black hole at the heart of the galaxy

Agctive Galactic Nuclei


The GAIA survey

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