AstroTalk Episode October 8, 2020

Jupiter In The Early Solar System. Proton Gradients And Entropy. Nobel Prize In Physics For Black Hole Discoveries. Dark Matter And Dark Energy. Nuclear Fusion Reactor Here In 2024?

2:00pm - 3:01pm

Apparently, Jupiter moved from its present orbit in the early solar system, and had a role in sculpting out and influencing how the inner planets developed. Proton gradients and their roles in the development, or sparking of life, on Earth. Entropy is always increasing in the universe. Life forms, like us, have low entropy, and are very ordered systems. Non living things have very high entropy, but all things in the universe are tending toward a state of higher entropy. Life takes energy and does useful things with it. three people were awarded for Black Hole work. Roger Penrose received half the prize for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity" and the other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez "for the discovery of a black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Improving the exactness of the expansion rate of our universe will apparently help astros discover what dark matter is. Nuclear Fusion reactor could be here by 2025.