Category: Astrophysics

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…

August 18, 2020 / Astrophysics

Low mass stars and high mass planets are the talk of the astroquarks in this episode, featuring a close-up look at the weather on Jupiter and a revisit to just what kind of stars provide…

July 1, 2020 / Astrophysics

The 200th episode of Walkabout the Galaxy goes from odd Earthly atmospheric “elves” to mysterious new fundamental particles called axions, with a stop by Jupiter’s fuzzy core on the way. To capture the essential Astroquarkiness…

June 12, 2020 / Astrophysics

Astronomers may have found the smoking gun for fast radio bursts in the form of a magnetar in our own galaxy. These highly magnetic neutron stars now look like the best bet as the sources…

May 26, 2020 / Astrophysics

Everyone’s favorite scary astronomical object, the black hole, just got a bit closer to home with the discovery of a modest, stellar-sized black hole a mere 1000 light years from the solar system. Top quark…

April 29, 2020 / Astrophysics

We love antimatter, and we love the matter-antimatter paradox. How come there was just a smidge more matter in the universe than antimatter? Neutrinos, the wispiest of particles, may provide a clue. We also check…