Walkabout the Galaxy Posts

September 17, 2017 / Astrophysics

Asteroid Florence with her two mini-moons pays a visit to the Earth, while Tabby’s Star continues to mystify with its unpredictable fluctuations in brightness. The astroquarks also cover the latest LIGO rumors about the detection…

September 7, 2017 / Episodes

New experiments have created diamonds in the conditions expected in the interiors of Uranus and Neptune. Former Top astroquark Tracy Becker joins Josh, Addie and Jim to discuss diamond rain deep in the atmospheres of…

August 30, 2017 / Episodes

The astroquarks tell their eclipse stories from the Great American Eclipse. The Sun and every star has weather, spots, oscillations, flares and all sorts of activity. Some of this is revealed during an eclipse to…

August 17, 2017 / Episodes

The astroquarks discuss the next Kuiper Belt Object to be explored by the New Horizons spacecraft, what it means to be a kilogram, eclipses and occultations, and of course Zombies! Join the astroquarks for the…

August 10, 2017 / Episodes

The Sun doesn’t just shine, it rings like a bell, or a drumhead wrapped into a ginormous ball of incandescent plasma. The astroquarks talk about how helioseismology¬†tells us about the interior of the Sun, and…

July 30, 2017 / Episodes

That asteroid is rogue, and that’s hyperbolic, but not hyperbole. The astroquarks welcome Dr. Dan Durda to discuss the first detection of a planetary object passing through our solar system that definitively came from another…