Walkabout the Galaxy Posts

February 3, 2018 / Astrophysics

In an interesting piece of detective work, scientists reasoned that the oldest stars in the Milky Way formed in the same environment as the galaxy’s dark matter. Information on the study from Princeton is here.…

January 26, 2018 / Astrophysics

One of the largest asteroids, 4 Vesta, has a unique spectrum that matches some meteorites that is a clue that those meteorites are actually chunks knocked off of Vesta at some point. Analysis of the…

January 10, 2018 / Cosmology

Last year we witnessed the dawn of a new kind of astronomy with multiple detections of violent, energetic events in the universe not by the light they produce, but by the ripples they produced in…

January 10, 2018 / Astrophysics

Join the astroquarks for a look back at a remarkable year. There were lots of exciting discoveries in the cosmological realm to distract us from our more terrestrial concerns, and boy did we need them!…

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…