Walkabout the Galaxy Posts

July 20, 2015 / Episodes

Astrophysicists get excited beyond all reason because a black hole, V404 Cygni, has just erupted for the first time in 26 years. A black hole eruption, as we learn in this episode of Walkabout the…

June 23, 2015 / Episodes

The European Space Agency’s Philae lander has awakened from a long dormancy on the surface of the comet 67/P Churyomov-Gerasimenko, promising exciting images from the surface of a comet! New Horizons is speeding towards a…

June 15, 2015 / Astrophysics

Mad about Mad Max: Fury Road? Neither are we, but apparently some people object to the presence of women in the testosterone genre. We’re all for it. In other news, astronomers have observed the birth…

May 29, 2015 / Astrophysics

The galactic council of astrophysicists has decided to annex a large structure of stars and make the formally part of our home, the Milky Way galaxy. Take that Andromeda galaxy! The gang discusses recent discoveries…

May 16, 2015 / Astrophysics

Our latest episode discusses some hypothetical situations such as what would happen if the Sun went supernova. We also try to figure out what kind of planet the Game of Thrones world is! View on…

May 5, 2015 / Episodes

Humanity’s first long-term visitor to the planet Mercury, the MESSENGER spacecraft, ended its 4-year mission at the innermost planet in the solar system after it ran out of fuel necessary to keep it in a…