Category: The Solar System

July 1, 2020 / Black Holes

Is it the tiniest black hole ever or the largest neutron star ever? We may never know, but one of them has been discovered thanks to gravitational wave observations. And an interesting black hole merger…

July 1, 2020 / Astrophysics

The 200th episode of Walkabout the Galaxy goes from odd Earthly atmospheric “elves” to mysterious new fundamental particles called axions, with a stop by Jupiter’s fuzzy core on the way. To capture the essential Astroquarkiness…

June 12, 2020 / Astrophysics

Astronomers may have found the smoking gun for fast radio bursts in the form of a magnetar in our own galaxy. These highly magnetic neutron stars now look like the best bet as the sources…

May 26, 2020 / Earth
May 6, 2020 / Cosmology

As the Sun starts getting more active at the beginning of a new solar cycle, new observations of sunlike stars show that the Sun itself may be unusually calm. Good news for life on Earth,…

May 4, 2020 / Episodes

Former co-host Dr. Tracy Becker joins us to talk about exploring the geysers of Jupiter’s moon Europa, the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, and the disappearance of what we thought was a nearby…