Category: Black Holes

April 4, 2018 / Black Holes

We dedicate this episode to Stephen W. Hawking and discuss one of his major contributions to understanding black holes, a phenomenon now known as Hawking radiation. You can download it here or wherever you find…

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…

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!…

March 27, 2017 / Black Holes

What are gravitational waves good for? Getting rid of that pesky supermassive black hole that’s outstayed its welcome, for one thing. Join the astroquarks, Josh Colwell, Addie Dove and Jim Cooney, for a journey from…

March 12, 2017 / Black Holes

There are black holes and interferometry in this episode, but the nerd news segment on Patrick Stewart either sets a new standard or a new low. You be the judge as the astroquarks, Josh Colwell,…