Author: Josh

Professor of Physics at the University of Central Florida who does research in planetary sciences with the best and most fun research group on campus. Probably in the world, but it would take a long time to verify that.

December 17, 2015 / Episodes

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Alan Stern, Principal Investigator of the New Horizons mission to Pluto, and hear about the mission and its discoveries from the man who made it happen. New Horizons…

October 3, 2015 / Episodes

Most planetary systems discovered so far have relatively little in common with our own. The planets are generally tightly packed around their star making them hot and inhospitable. Most planets are significantly larger than the…

August 6, 2015 / Episodes

New Horizons gobbled up an amazing amount of data during its relatively brief encounter with the Pluto system last month, and it will take many months before all that data is transmitted to the ground.…

July 21, 2015 / Episodes

We’re back after our mid-summer hiatus with a bit of astrophysics. Everyone loves black holes, and in “Black Hole Flasher” we talk about one that has awakened from 26 years of dormancy to spew out…

May 16, 2015 / Astrophysics

Our latest episode discusses some hypothetical situations such as what would happen if the Sun went supernova. We also try to figure out what kind of planet the Game of Thrones world is! View on…

April 19, 2015 / Episodes

The story I heard is that the title for A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess was chosen when a friend of Burgess read the novel and said it made about as much sense as a…