Category: The Solar System

August 30, 2017 / Episodes

The astroquarks tell their eclipse stories from the Great American Eclipse. The Sun and every star has weather, spots, oscillations, flares and all sorts of activity. Some of this is revealed during an eclipse to…

August 17, 2017 / Episodes

The astroquarks discuss the next Kuiper Belt Object to be explored by the New Horizons spacecraft, what it means to be a kilogram, eclipses and occultations, and of course Zombies! Join the astroquarks for the…

August 10, 2017 / Episodes

The Sun doesn’t just shine, it rings like a bell, or a drumhead wrapped into a ginormous ball of incandescent plasma. The astroquarks talk about how helioseismology¬†tells us about the interior of the Sun, and…

July 21, 2017 / Episodes

Dr. Kristen John of NASA’s Johnson Space Center joins the astroquarks for a wide-ranging discussion on topics from Jupiter’s Great Red Spot to teleportation (yes, it’s a real thing) and just what that means (not…

June 28, 2017 / Episodes

Planet 9, also known as Egotron in honor of its supporters, has never been seen. A new statistical analysis of a deep sky survey suggests that’s because it doesn’t exist. The object’s existence has been…

June 21, 2017 / Episodes

The astroquarks take a look at new indications of water ice on the Moon, evidence that Jupiter formed in less than a million years, and the third detection by LIGO of gravitational waves from a…