Category: Cosmology

September 4, 2019 / Astrophysics

Hurricanes are regular visitors to the Walkabout Studios at the University of Central Florida, but not to the planet Venus, whose slow rotation makes for rather dull weather. High of 900 degrees is forecast for…

August 26, 2019 / Astrophysics
August 12, 2019 / Astrophysics

The astroquarks take a stroll through the extrasolar planetary zoo where there are new members of the close-to-Earth-sized club and a peculiar Neptune-y thingy orbiting super close to its star. Meanwhile there are rapid developments…

May 30, 2019 / Astrophysics

The astroquarks discuss news about lunar quakes and Venus… volcanoes. But volcanoes doesn’t rhyme with quakes, so I sacrificed alliteration for rhyming. Venus may be volcanically active, at least on relatively recent geological timescales. If…

May 30, 2019 / Astrophysics

Scientists have been chasing methane on Mars for years. It’s a slippery little molecule that doesn’t stick around very long and has several biological (as well as non-biological) sources. The armada of spacecraft at Mars…

May 30, 2019 / Cosmology