Category: Astrophysics

November 2, 2017 / Astrophysics

The astroquarks are joined by movie writer/director Ryan Piers Williams, co-founder of Harness, to discuss the observation of the explosive collision of two neutron stars in a “kilonova” heralding a new age in astronomy using…

September 27, 2017 / Astrophysics

Josh recounts experiencing the end of the Cassini mission and recalls more than a quarter century of involvement with the project in this episode. Then the astroquarks take a look outward toward our galaxy and…

September 17, 2017 / Astrophysics

Asteroid Florence with her two mini-moons pays a visit to the Earth, while Tabby’s Star continues to mystify with its unpredictable fluctuations in brightness. The astroquarks also cover the latest LIGO rumors about the detection…

April 5, 2017 / Astrophysics

The Large Hadron Collider announced five new subatomic particles recently. Top astroquark Jim Cooney is our go-to quark for all things quarky, so he explains what’s going on with these new particles. Charm astroquark Addie…

February 17, 2017 / Astrophysics

It’s the plural episode of Walkabout as the Astroquarkae discuss the formation of White Dwarfs and Planetary Nebulae, what they have to do with each other, planets, and the price of tea in China (answers:…

January 30, 2017 / Astrophysics

One of these rocks is not like the other. One is a meteorite, and one is an asteroid, and we know that meteorites come from asteroids. So how come they look so different? The astroquarks…