Walkabout the Galaxy Posts

January 20, 2019 / Astrophysics

Space Reporter Brendan Byrne from WMFE 90.7, home of NPR in Central Florida, joins the Astroquarks to look at NASA’s new exploration programs for the Moon and Mars. We have our first listener contribution with…

January 20, 2019 / Episodes

A long time ago a galaxy very close by plunged through the Milky Way, and a trail of dark matter from that miniature galaxy is passing through us all right now, including Dr. Brad Sandor…

January 20, 2019 / Episodes

The astroquarks look back on a momentous year for space exploration and look ahead at what to expect in 2019. Strange and Charm will have payloads flying to space, and Saturn’s rings will still be…

January 20, 2019 / Episodes

2019 began with the successful flyby of Ultima Thule (2014 MU69 – more on the name in the show!) by the New Horizons spacecraft, but there’s much more to talk about, including a discovery of…

January 17, 2019 / Episodes

In our first letter-themed episode, the Astroquarks check in with Ryugu, Bennu, Ultima Thule, and Oumuamua, while Jim contemplates muumuus. We also talk about dynamically trapped dust clouds near the Earth to make Addie happy,…

January 17, 2019 / Episodes