Walkabout the Galaxy Posts

December 15, 2017 / Earth

Confirming observations by NASA of Gamma Rays from a space-based telescope, Japanese scientists have detected the characteristic signature of antimatter from lightning strikes. The astroquarks explore this and a new proposal that suggests that dark…

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…

November 18, 2017 / Astrophysics

Stars have a voracious appetite, gobbling up most of the stuff in their immediate neighborhood, leaving just a few scraps to make planets. Sometimes, though, even the planets do not escape the stellar maw. In…

November 11, 2017 / News and Such

Josh and Addie will be flying an experiment with Zero-G this week. You’ll be sure to hear about their experiences on a future episode of Walkabout. In the meantime, here’s a look at some of…

November 11, 2017 / News and Such

Walkabout the Galaxy is now available on Google Play. Just search for “Walkabout” on your Google Play app or at play.google.com/music. Happy listening.

November 9, 2017 / Episodes

If the controversy over Pluto’s planetary status weren’t already enough, what do you call a planet that is not even orbiting a star? The astroquarks explore rogue planets in this episode, planets that wander interstellar…