Walkabout the Galaxy Posts

March 30, 2015 / Episodes

In this episode of Walkabout the Galaxy we finally answer the question that’s been haunting you all: what does Addie sound like with a stuffy nose? We also ruminate about the joys of going to…

March 15, 2015 / Astrophysics
March 2, 2015 / Episodes

Josh, Addie and guest Jim Cooney discuss the observation by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft of two mysterious white spots on the largest asteroid in the solar system, Ceres. Could they be white monoliths? That’s what we’re…

February 16, 2015 / Astrophysics

Josh, Addie and Tracy present a special Valentine’s Day discussion of Dark Matter and the hit novel 50 Shades of Grey. While they get the spelling of Grey wrong, it would have been much funnier…

February 2, 2015 / Episodes

Josh, Addie and Tracy discuss the new SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive) satellite orbiting the Earth to map the changes in the moisture content in the upper 5 cm of soil around the world. In…

January 25, 2015 / Space Exploration

The ill-fated Beagle 2 Mars lander has been spotted by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The European Space Agency lander was successfully deployed from Mars Express orbiter in December 2003, but was not heard from after…