Episode 51: A Picture of Polarization

How are your sunglasses like the stars, planets, and galaxies that comprise our universe? Not only do they look cool – they’re also no stranger to polarization! In today’s episode, Will describes a mysterious transient lurking within our own galaxy, while Malena shares how baby magnetic fields might have polarized the baby Universe. Alex guides us through a trashy symphony of delightful debris, showing that even space junk can be eerily beautiful.

Astrobites:

astrobites.org/2021/10/18

astrobites.org/2021/10/05

Space Sound: http://www.projectadrift.co.uk/#jumplisten

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