Category: The Solar System

March 11, 2018 / Space Exploration

The Astroquarks welcome Dr. Phil Metzger, expert on the use of local materials on the Moon, asteroids, and Mars, to tell us about the prospects for prospecting in space. Find out how to build your…

March 11, 2018 / Exoplanets

“Starman” in the Tesla Roadster is headed out past the orbit of Mars, and NASA has some cool new missions in the works for exploration of the solar system. One of those, Mars 2020, is…

January 26, 2018 / Astrophysics

One of the largest asteroids, 4 Vesta, has a unique spectrum that matches some meteorites that is a clue that those meteorites are actually chunks knocked off of Vesta at some point. Analysis of the…

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…

October 9, 2017 / Episodes

The astroquarks welcome WMFE space reporter Brendan Byrne who recounts his flight on the SOFIA airborne observatory. They hen vent about how the Nobel Prize committee has unaccountably once again passed them over. Here about…