Category: Exoplanets

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 / Earth

NASA unveils a new accelerated timeline to get astronauts forward (not back, get it?) to the Moon in 2024 with the new Artemis program. The astroquarks bring you up to speed on the latest space…

March 19, 2019 / Earth

Sometimes it seems like you can’t count on anything, and now the Earth’s north pole is on the move at a dramatically accelerated rate, more than 30 miles per year. Of course, that’s not the…

April 4, 2018 / Astrophysics

Dark matter is hiding everywhere. Not only that, but there’s a mysterious source of apparently gravitational acceleration throughout the universe and in all galaxies. Except this one tiny little galaxy that’s one of the topics…

March 11, 2018 / Exoplanets

“Starman” in the Tesla Roadster is headed out past the orbit of Mars, and NASA has some cool new missions in the works for exploration of the solar system. One of those, Mars 2020, is…

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!…