Category: Earth

September 12, 2018 / Astrophysics

We’re back from our summer semi-break and geared up for a full new season of Walkabout the Galaxy. Over the summer we didn’t just soak up the Sun, though. Check out these episodes if you…

February 11, 2018 / Earth

It’s time for another episode of Walkabout the Galaxy, with discussion of the origins of life on Earth, disco balls in space, Star Trek (of course), hunchbacks, and more. In other words, just another typical…

February 3, 2018 / Astrophysics

In an interesting piece of detective work, scientists reasoned that the oldest stars in the Milky Way formed in the same environment as the galaxy’s dark matter. Information on the study from Princeton is here.…

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!…

December 15, 2017 / Earth

Confirming observations by NASA of Gamma Rays from a space-based telescope, Japanese scientists have detected the characteristic signature of antimatter from lightning strikes. The astroquarks explore this and a new proposal that suggests that dark…