Category: The Solar System

October 26, 2014 / Episodes

Josh, Addie and Tracy report on the discovery this summer of three potential post-Pluto targets for the New Horizons spacecraft in the Kuiper Belt. The Hubble Space Telescope was called into service to help the…

October 13, 2014 / Episodes

Get ready for your hibernation trip across the galaxy. Watch out for Aliens and killer computers. Josh, Addie and Tracy discuss research into putting astronauts into a state of “torpor” to help survive those long…

October 7, 2014 / Episodes

Josh and Addie welcome Dr. Catherine Neish from the Florida Institute of Technology for a discussion of the proliferation of spacecraft at Mars, now including an Indian mission, the final fizzle of the earlier-reported detection…

June 23, 2014 / Episodes

In our first-ever double-digit numbered episode, we welcome Kaitlin Thomas to discuss two aromatic astronomical stories in “Telescopes are Smelloscopes”. Astronomers reported that the center of the Milky Way smells like Rum and separately that…

June 17, 2014 / Episodes

Addie, Josh and Tracy welcome “lapsed expert” Eric Robinett, former professional planetary scientist and current purveyor of all things Magic (TM) at Campus Cards and Games, for a free-ranging discussion of the Man in the…

June 2, 2014 / Astrophysics

In this, our silliest episode yet, Josh, Addie and Tracy discuss the following two YouTube videos: Chimpanzee Riding on a Segway Hamster on a Piano. Incidentally, they also discuss the following two astronomical stories: –Jupiter’s…