Walkabout the Galaxy Posts

October 5, 2019 / Earth

Ever wonder what goes on at an international meeting of planetary scientists? Who hasn’t?! This special episode of Walkabout comes to you from a hotel room in Geneva Switzerland following the joint meeting of the…

September 10, 2019 / News and Such

The astroquarks revisit the importance of H2O on the Moon, even if it is tied up inside rocks, before taking a visit to the realm of the Milky Way’s gigantic bubbles of plasma emanating, it…

September 4, 2019 / Astrophysics

Hurricanes are regular visitors to the Walkabout Studios at the University of Central Florida, but not to the planet Venus, whose slow rotation makes for rather dull weather. High of 900 degrees is forecast for…

August 26, 2019 / Astrophysics
August 26, 2019 / Astrophysics

Supernovae come in a variety of flavors but all involve one thing: the awesomely huge explosion of a giant star. There’s a new kind of supernova, long suspected, but now with a very promising example,…

August 12, 2019 / Astrophysics

The astroquarks take a stroll through the extrasolar planetary zoo where there are new members of the close-to-Earth-sized club and a peculiar Neptune-y thingy orbiting super close to its star. Meanwhile there are rapid developments…