Walkabout the Galaxy Posts

March 11, 2018 / Exoplanets

“Starman” in the Tesla Roadster is headed out past the orbit of Mars, and NASA has some cool new missions in the works for exploration of the solar system. One of those, Mars 2020, is…

February 11, 2018 / Earth

It’s time for another episode of Walkabout the Galaxy, with discussion of the origins of life on Earth, disco balls in space, Star Trek (of course), hunchbacks, and more. In other words, just another typical…

February 3, 2018 / News and Such
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…