Category: Astrophysics

January 20, 2019 / Astrophysics

Space Reporter Brendan Byrne from WMFE 90.7, home of NPR in Central Florida, joins the Astroquarks to look at NASA’s new exploration programs for the Moon and Mars. We have our first listener contribution with…

September 12, 2018 / Astrophysics

We’re back from our summer semi-break and geared up for a full new season of Walkabout the Galaxy. Over the summer we didn’t just soak up the Sun, though. Check out these episodes if you…

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…