Category: Astrophysics

January 20, 2015 / Astrophysics

Josh, Addie and Tracy look ahead to the violent merger of supermassive black holes, the kind of event that would send out a large ripple of gravitational waves. These waves in space-time are a consequence…

November 4, 2014 / Astrophysics

This week’s episode is dedicated to the late Tom Magliozzi, one of the Car Talk brothers, whose infectious laughter livened up the airwaves for 25 years. In his honor, while discussing the discovery of “ghost…

August 11, 2014 / Astrophysics

In our Fifteenth-est episode yet, Josh, Addie and Tracy discuss the discovery of a new kind of supernova where the star is not completely destroyed, potentially leaving behind a “Zombie Star” remnant. In addition to…

August 4, 2014 / Astrophysics

We’re back from our summer hiatus with a discussion of comets, and in particular the comet 67P/Churyomov-Gerasimenko. 67P is the destination of the Rosetta spacecraft which is currently returning some spectacular images of this comet…

June 2, 2014 / Astrophysics

In this, our silliest episode yet, Josh, Addie and Tracy discuss the following two YouTube videos: Chimpanzee Riding on a Segway Hamster on a Piano. Incidentally, they also discuss the following two astronomical stories: –Jupiter’s…