So if you go up north, or way down south, you can see curtains of light which shimmer across the sky. These are the northern lights and the southern lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis and the Aurora Australis.
Long story short: Ions that come from the sun get stuck to magnetic field lines and flow towards the magnetic poles of the earth.
To help us out we’ve borrowed Nathan Lowell, author of the hit podiobook novel series involving the “Age of the Solar Clipper“, in which people travel between the stars, hauling cargo and emotional baggage. they also drink a lot of coffee.
Also, we have a Store. I’m not going to lie, this podcast doesn’t cost all that much per month. but it does cost something. So I’ve started selling RAD T-Shirts (thanks, chelsea anderson!). If you wear them around, maybe people ask why you look so smart and then you can tell them about my titanium physicists.
Physicists: Sean Moran, Laura Hainline
Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Exit Music: John Vanderslice
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