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Walkabout the Galaxy

Dec 7, 2022

Europa’s got miniature tectonic activity, and a dark matter candidate may real itself through micro-gravitational lensing events. Dr. Audrey Martin joins us to discuss the strange spectra of the Trojan asteroids which have similar characteristics to comet dust tails. Join us for all this, silly particle name trivia,...


Nov 23, 2022

Artemis 1, the most powerful rocket to ever leave the Earth, is up and on its way to the Moon after more hydrogen leaks than we care to remember, and Up Astroquark Dr. Hannah Sargeant signs off on her last Walkabout appearance as she is away to new adventures. We review the Artemis 1 mission, a new tracer for the origin...


In Search of the Cosmic Accelerator

Nov 16, 2022

Somewhere out there in the vast reaches of space are unfathomably powerful natural particle accelerators. They fling protons and other particles across the universe, and we detect them here as cosmic rays. Scientists are measuring cosmic neutrinos that would also be produced in these cosmic accelerators, and...


Nov 2, 2022

The Mars Insight lander detected an impact that produced a stadium-sized crater on the red planet, and the 30-year magnetospheric mission Geotail comes to an end. An experiment deep underground on Earth helps explain the puzzling composition of some of the oldest stars, and we explore the future of eclipses in...


Oct 26, 2022

Join us for a special reunion of all the astroquarks with a fresh look at some of our favorite topics, from hunting for biosignatures on Venus and plumes on Europa to the quivering of space-time measured by LIGO. New results on old observations and quasar trivia round out our 300th episode.