Walkabout the Galaxy Posts

June 12, 2020 / Astrophysics

Astronomers may have found the smoking gun for fast radio bursts in the form of a magnetar in our own galaxy. These highly magnetic neutron stars now look like the best bet as the sources…

June 3, 2020 / Earth

The astroquarks discuss stunning images of a disk of gas and dust around another star giving birth to a planet, more weirdities and oddness in the Earth’s magnetic field, the rain on Titan, and so…

May 26, 2020 / Earth
May 26, 2020 / Astrophysics

Everyone’s favorite scary astronomical object, the black hole, just got a bit closer to home with the discovery of a modest, stellar-sized black hole a mere 1000 light years from the solar system. Top quark…

May 6, 2020 / Cosmology

As the Sun starts getting more active at the beginning of a new solar cycle, new observations of sunlike stars show that the Sun itself may be unusually calm. Good news for life on Earth,…

May 4, 2020 / Episodes

Former co-host Dr. Tracy Becker joins us to talk about exploring the geysers of Jupiter’s moon Europa, the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, and the disappearance of what we thought was a nearby…