Walkabout the Galaxy Posts

January 28, 2020 / Episodes

If you’re new to Walkabout the Galaxy, we generally suggest you start with the most recent since we frequently talk about recent news. But here, in no particular order, are a few episodes you might…

October 6, 2020 / Space Exploration

w research shows that Enceladus’s ocean may have produced geysers at different locations on the small moon in the past, and the odd shapes of stellar remnants known as planetary nebulae finally get an explanation.…

October 6, 2020 / Cosmology

With all the excitement about the potential discovery of a biomarker, Phosphine, on Venus, we take a close look at the observations with Venus expert Dr. Brad Sandor who explains the challenges and problems with…

October 6, 2020 / Space Exploration

Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Mary Robinette Kowal joins us for a wide ranging discussion from her Lady Astronauts novels to her work as a puppeteer and writing mentor. We also have math professor…

October 6, 2020 / Cosmology

The astroquarks go to DragonCon in this special edition of Walkabout the Galaxy. We review the latest gravitational wave discovery of the biggest small black hole seen to date and the surprising abundance of liquid…

October 6, 2020 / Astrophysics

The astroquarks delve into the interiors of White Dwarfs, the relics of sunlike stars, with the help of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. And the Mars Insight lander collected some intriguing data that may help…

September 1, 2020 / Cosmology

Ceres, whatever you want to call it, seems to have a bunch of salty water near its surface. Top quark gets worked up about planet nomenclature, while Strange and Charm get worked up about how…