Richard Feynman Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics, CalTech
Spoiler alert. Famed physicist Kip Thorne says you might be able to survive a plunge into a black hole after all! That’s just one molecule of the fascinating science behind the science fiction film he helped create. We’ll talk about the movie and Kip’s new book, “The Science of Interstellar.” Emily Lakdawalla and Bill Nye preview several major space events, and Bruce Betts joins Mat Kaplan for another stellar edition of What’s Up.
Caltech physicist Kip Thorne was an executive producer of “Interstellar” and one of its science advisors.
What are the TWO active region numbers assigned to the giant sunspot that was visible during the most recent partial solar eclipse. The second number was assigned when the region reappeared as the Sun rotated.
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
What is the approximate mass of the Philae lander? Hint: It’s more than an ant.
The Philae comet lander has a mass of about 100 kilograms.