Category: Exoplanets

November 18, 2016 / Astrophysics

The astroquarks are back with a wide-ranging discussion from actual quarks to exoplanets with rain of molten glass and clouds of vaporized rock, as well as the latest news in rocket launches and sci-fi movies.…

August 19, 2015 / Episodes

Another almost-Earth-like planet discovered by the Kepler mission, but still no genuine Earth twins. Zoe Landsman joins us to discuss the implications of “Earth 2.0” and whether it would be good news or terrible news…

October 6, 2014 / Episodes

Josh, Addie and Tracy discuss new calculations that show that roughly half of the water on the Earth formed before the solar system itself formed. Water forming in interstellar space means it’s available for all…

September 9, 2014 / Episodes

We recorded Episode 17 on the day of Joan Rivers’ death, which inspired us to imagine science fashion police. On the science front, Josh, Addie and Tracy talk about this discovery of the splashy remnants…

June 9, 2014 / Episodes

In episode 8, “Attack of Mega-Earth!”, Josh, Addie and Tracy discuss the new planet exoplanet Kepler 10-C which is 17 times as massive as the Earth but apparently completely rocky and metallic. Previously known planets…

April 14, 2014 / Episodes

New statistical analyses of data from the Kepler planet-finding spacecraft added over 700 exoplanets to its already impressive total. In this, our first episode, Josh interrupts Addie and Ashley much more often then they interrupt…