Episode 47: The Song of Falling Stars With Robot Hugs

Posted Jun 18, 2014 by bn

If two things are attracted to each other, their initial speeds might keep them from colliding, they might circle each other endlessly. But nothing lasts forever… It’s inevitable that they’ll collide!

Binary In-spiral image, taken from here.

Binary In-spiral image, taken from here.

I’m not talking about two of the characters on Supernatural… no, I’m talking about binary systems made of stars, neutron stars and black holes. The Trick is that Gravitational Waves are Emitted.

What fun!

Today’s Guest is Robot Hugs , author and artist of the Robot Hugs Webcomic. It’s a comic about feelings and stuff. pretty great! They are pretty clever and it’s a great show!
Physicists: David Tsang, Jocelyn Read


Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists 

Exit Music: John Vanderslice 

Transcript: Ep_47_The_Song_Of_Falling_Stars