Walkabout the Galaxy Posts

January 15, 2020 / Cosmology

Walkabout the Galaxy closes out 2019, the first annual Year of the Astroquark, with an episode touching on everything from interstellar comet I2/Borisov to the tiger stripes of Enceladus and the first map of the…

January 7, 2020 / Astrophysics

An asteroid has been observed getting smashed to smithereens by another asteroid! And a medium-sized black hole has been observed, which oddly enough is more interesting than a tiny black hole or a humongous black…

November 28, 2019 / Astrophysics
November 20, 2019 / Astrophysics

An instrument on the International Space Station that can help us understand more about antimatter is getting an upgrade, and we review that old sci-fi staple: the wormhole. Somehow we manage to do this without…

November 14, 2019 / Black Holes
October 24, 2019 / Cosmology

The astroquarks are joined by Dr. Renee Weber from NASA’s Mars Insight mission to bring us the skinny on that spacecraft’s mole’s struggles to burrow into Mars. We also check in on polluted white dwarf…