Category: Exoplanets

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 1, 2017 / Episodes

Catch our latest episode with discussion of a nearby habitable world, and an even closer world that may be humanity’s next outpost: Saturn’s moon Titan! Dr. Amanda Hendrix explains the many benefits of living on…

November 18, 2017 / Astrophysics

Stars have a voracious appetite, gobbling up most of the stuff in their immediate neighborhood, leaving just a few scraps to make planets. Sometimes, though, even the planets do not escape the stellar maw. In…

November 9, 2017 / Episodes

If the controversy over Pluto’s planetary status weren’t already enough, what do you call a planet that is not even orbiting a star? The astroquarks explore rogue planets in this episode, planets that wander interstellar…

July 30, 2017 / Episodes

That asteroid is rogue, and that’s hyperbolic, but not hyperbole. The astroquarks welcome Dr. Dan Durda to discuss the first detection of a planetary object passing through our solar system that definitively came from another…

February 28, 2017 / Episodes

A system of seven Earth-sized planets has been observed orbiting a (relatively) nearby star. At least three of these planets are in the habitable zone, or as Top Astroquark Jim Cooney would say, the haBITable…