Category: Cosmology

October 6, 2020 / Cosmology

With all the excitement about the potential discovery of a biomarker, Phosphine, on Venus, we take a close look at the observations with Venus expert Dr. Brad Sandor who explains the challenges and problems with…

October 6, 2020 / Cosmology

The astroquarks go to DragonCon in this special edition of Walkabout the Galaxy. We review the latest gravitational wave discovery of the biggest small black hole seen to date and the surprising abundance of liquid…

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…

September 1, 2020 / Cosmology

Ceres, whatever you want to call it, seems to have a bunch of salty water near its surface. Top quark gets worked up about planet nomenclature, while Strange and Charm get worked up about how…

August 18, 2020 / Cosmology

Deep in the interior of the Sun all the energy that supports life on Earth is created by fusing hydrogen into helium. For the first time, neutrinos produced by the relatively rare CNO fusion process…

August 18, 2020 / Cosmology

Far, far away, beyond the Zone of Avoidance, lurking in darkest, deepest space, lies the great southern wall of galaxies! New mapping of the local universe has revealed this sheet of galaxies that is roughly…