Exposing PseudoAstronomy

October 1, 2017

Podcast Episode 165: Little Things in Space


Microgravity,
True or near vacuum pressures,
Temperature in space.

A long-planned episode that gets back to the roots of ferreting out misconceptions (though three tied together): Little Things in Space!!! This episode, if you couldn’t get it from the haiku, covers the concept of microgravity, vacuum, and temperature (what does temperature mean if there’s nothing there to experience it?). There are no additional segments.

Thermometers

Thermometers

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2 Comments »

  1. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging.

    Comment by Vincent S Artale Jr — October 2, 2017 @ 5:20 am | Reply

  2. “On the surface of the Earth, the magnitude of the gravitational field is more than enough to keep me in place, but if I was in orbit around the Earth, … the influence of gravity would be so slight that I would be essentially weightless and float freely.”

    –“The Choice” by Mike Bara, p.134

    A nice example of someone who doesn’t understand gravity.

    Comment by expat — October 2, 2017 @ 7:20 am | Reply


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