Category: The Solar System

February 3, 2020 / Astrophysics

Would you rather go ice fishing on an alien moon or bungee jumping on Mars? Either way, you definitely want to hear about the mysterious way matter twists spacetime with another confirmation of Einstein’s general…

January 17, 2020 / Cosmology

The astroquarks explore our origins with from the ancient fossil Lucy to the upcoming asteroid mission of the same name. They then head for the stars, including a nearby one with a potentially habitable planet,…

January 17, 2020 / Astrophysics

The title has nothing to do with the episode except what could be more fundamental than simply measuring how far away something is? The astroquarks tackle this deceptively complex question on cosmological scales as well…

January 15, 2020 / Cosmology

Walkabout the Galaxy closes out 2019, the first annual Year of the Astroquark, with an episode touching on everything from interstellar comet I2/Borisov to the tiger stripes of Enceladus and the first map of the…

November 28, 2019 / Astrophysics
October 24, 2019 / Cosmology

The astroquarks are joined by Dr. Renee Weber from NASA’s Mars Insight mission to bring us the skinny on that spacecraft’s mole’s struggles to burrow into Mars. We also check in on polluted white dwarf…