Walkabout the Galaxy Posts

August 26, 2019 / Astrophysics
August 26, 2019 / Astrophysics

Supernovae come in a variety of flavors but all involve one thing: the awesomely huge explosion of a giant star. There’s a new kind of supernova, long suspected, but now with a very promising example,…

August 12, 2019 / Astrophysics

The astroquarks take a stroll through the extrasolar planetary zoo where there are new members of the close-to-Earth-sized club and a peculiar Neptune-y thingy orbiting super close to its star. Meanwhile there are rapid developments…

May 30, 2019 / Earth

NASA unveils a new accelerated timeline to get astronauts forward (not back, get it?) to the Moon in 2024 with the new Artemis program. The astroquarks bring you up to speed on the latest space…

May 30, 2019 / Astrophysics

The astroquarks discuss news about lunar quakes and Venus… volcanoes. But volcanoes doesn’t rhyme with quakes, so I sacrificed alliteration for rhyming. Venus may be volcanically active, at least on relatively recent geological timescales. If…

May 30, 2019 / Astrophysics

From a human-made crater (well, spacecraft-made) on an asteroid, to the Moon-forming impact, to an accelerating pace of black hole merger detections, the astroquarks survey the latest news in astronomical collisions. The asteroid Apophis has…