Category: Astrophysics

April 4, 2018 / Astrophysics

Dark matter is hiding everywhere. Not only that, but there’s a mysterious source of apparently gravitational acceleration throughout the universe and in all galaxies. Except this one tiny little galaxy that’s one of the topics…

March 11, 2018 / Astrophysics

This episode explores new ways to look at things, revealing the earliest stars to form in the universe, and a new, detailed map of the space around the supermassive black hole at the center of…

February 3, 2018 / Astrophysics

In an interesting piece of detective work, scientists reasoned that the oldest stars in the Milky Way formed in the same environment as the galaxy’s dark matter. Information on the study from Princeton is here.…

January 26, 2018 / Astrophysics

One of the largest asteroids, 4 Vesta, has a unique spectrum that matches some meteorites that is a clue that those meteorites are actually chunks knocked off of Vesta at some point. Analysis of the…

January 10, 2018 / Astrophysics

Join the astroquarks for a look back at a remarkable year. There were lots of exciting discoveries in the cosmological realm to distract us from our more terrestrial concerns, and boy did we need them!…

November 18, 2017 / Astrophysics

Stars have a voracious appetite, gobbling up most of the stuff in their immediate neighborhood, leaving just a few scraps to make planets. Sometimes, though, even the planets do not escape the stellar maw. In…