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Walkabout the Galaxy

Aug 30, 2023

When we think of all the wonderfully unique things about the Earth as a planet (liquid water on the surface, life, plate tectonics), the existence of lovely granite kitchen countertops doesn’t usually make the list. But it turns out granite is uncommon elsewhere in the solar system. But there’s a big hot blob of it underneath the lunar surface. We’ll explain that, the origin of diamonds on Earth, and take a closer look at the puzzling discrepancy of values of the Hubble constant thanks to JWST. Join us for all that and the first ever Charm Quark trivia.