Walkabout the Galaxy Posts

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…

October 6, 2014 / Episodes

Josh, Addie and Tracy discuss new calculations that show that roughly half of the water on the Earth formed before the solar system itself formed. Water forming in interstellar space means it’s available for all…

September 22, 2014 / Episodes
September 9, 2014 / Episodes

We recorded Episode 17 on the day of Joan Rivers’ death, which inspired us to imagine science fashion police. On the science front, Josh, Addie and Tracy talk about this discovery of the splashy remnants…

August 11, 2014 / Astrophysics

In our Fifteenth-est episode yet, Josh, Addie and Tracy discuss the discovery of a new kind of supernova where the star is not completely destroyed, potentially leaving behind a “Zombie Star” remnant. In addition to…