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Walkabout the Galaxy

Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove and James Cooney

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Walkabout the Galaxy

Walkabout the Galaxy

Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove and James Cooney

8
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127
Plays
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An irreverent and informative tour of the latest, greatest and most interesting discoveries in astronomy.

Latest Episodes

Things That Go Burst in the Night

We have an interesting new clue about what causes the ridiculously power phenomena known as Fast Radio Bursts (or at least about what doesn't cause them!), and we are joined by astroquark emerita Tracy Becker to tell us about the discovery of a baby moon around a near-Earth asteroid from the Arecibo Observatory. We also have Earth news and Space news and an energy round of trivia. Toss in a little matter-antimatter and it's another episode of Walkabout the Galaxy.

49 MIN3 d ago
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Things That Go Burst in the Night

Sexaquark!

The astroquarks discover their new favorite thing in the universe. They'll tell you all about it and why we all have to hope it's a real thing. Also learn about ridiculous mathematical functions, the latest space news, and a little gravitational blippity-bloop for good measure.

48 MIN1 w ago
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Sexaquark!

The Mysterious Case of the Dragging Frame

Would you rather go ice fishing on an alien moon or bungee jumping on Mars? Either way, you definitely want to hear about the mysterious way matter twists spacetime with another confirmation of Einstein's general theory of relativity involving a white dwarf and a pulsar. Join the astroquarks for all that plus the discovery of the nearest exoplanet, solar system trivia, and all the latest space and nerd news.

45 MIN2 w ago
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The Mysterious Case of the Dragging Frame

The Asteroid versus the Volcanoes

Volcanoes on ancient Earth and not-so-ancient Venus are the main topics for the astroquarks, with planetary trivia, and a giant gassy wave moving through the Milky Way. Catch up on all the different types of numbers, from imaginary to prime, and all the space news and climate updates on this episode of Walkabout the Galaxy.

47 MINJAN 20
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The Asteroid versus the Volcanoes

Lucy, TESS, and the Dark Energy Mess

The astroquarks explore our origins with from the ancient fossil Lucy to the upcoming asteroid mission of the same name. They then head for the stars, including a nearby one with a potentially habitable planet, and re-examine the case for dark energy. You're not going to want to miss this one, for the science, the trivia, and a special sponsor message.

48 MINJAN 14
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Lucy, TESS, and the Dark Energy Mess

Hashtag Fundamental

The title has nothing to do with the episode except what could be more fundamental than simply measuring how far away something is? The astroquarks tackle this deceptively complex question on cosmological scales as well as the origins of meteor showers and archeoastronomy of ancient aurorae.

46 MINJAN 7
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Hashtag Fundamental

Betelgeuse Betelgeuse Betelgeuse

The astroquarks are wrapped up with the passage of time and the aging of the stars, the universe, and themselves as the first annual year of the astroquark comes to a close. We discuss the red giant star Betelgeuse's mysterious year-end fainting (as in the opposite of brightening), and ss this stellar neighbor nears its explosive end, we take a look at the lives of galaxies and the universe as a whole.

45 MIN2019 DEC 31
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Betelgeuse Betelgeuse Betelgeuse

Hot Blobs and Magnetic Spots

Walkabout the Galaxy closes out 2019, the first annual Year of the Astroquark, with an episode touching on everything from interstellar comet I2/Borisov to the tiger stripes of Enceladus and the first map of the surface of a freakin' neutron star! As always we share abundant space news, from Starliner to the Mars InSight mole, and embarrassing nerdiness, so wrap up the year with Strange, Charm, and Top, and we'll see you in 2020 for the second annual Year of the Astroquark.

52 MIN2019 DEC 23
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Hot Blobs and Magnetic Spots

Jim the Asteroid Licker

An asteroid has been observed getting smashed to smithereens by another asteroid! And a medium-sized black hole has been observed, which oddly enough is more interesting than a tiny black hole or a humongous black hole. Find out why, and catch up on nerd news, space news, and special Top quark astro-historical-paradoxical trivia on this episode of Walkabout the Galaxy.

45 MIN2019 DEC 9
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Jim the Asteroid Licker

Would You Like Your Chunky Space with a Swirl?

Strange quark is convinced that the swirls on the Moon are actually 2001 monoliths, and all three of your hosts are eager to go check them out. On the way, will the spacetime they're traversing be smooth or chunky? Top quark explains the difference, along with updates on Europa's ocean, space news, and trivia.

44 MIN2019 NOV 25
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Would You Like Your Chunky Space with a Swirl?

Latest Episodes

Things That Go Burst in the Night

We have an interesting new clue about what causes the ridiculously power phenomena known as Fast Radio Bursts (or at least about what doesn't cause them!), and we are joined by astroquark emerita Tracy Becker to tell us about the discovery of a baby moon around a near-Earth asteroid from the Arecibo Observatory. We also have Earth news and Space news and an energy round of trivia. Toss in a little matter-antimatter and it's another episode of Walkabout the Galaxy.

49 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Things That Go Burst in the Night

Sexaquark!

The astroquarks discover their new favorite thing in the universe. They'll tell you all about it and why we all have to hope it's a real thing. Also learn about ridiculous mathematical functions, the latest space news, and a little gravitational blippity-bloop for good measure.

48 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Sexaquark!

The Mysterious Case of the Dragging Frame

Would you rather go ice fishing on an alien moon or bungee jumping on Mars? Either way, you definitely want to hear about the mysterious way matter twists spacetime with another confirmation of Einstein's general theory of relativity involving a white dwarf and a pulsar. Join the astroquarks for all that plus the discovery of the nearest exoplanet, solar system trivia, and all the latest space and nerd news.

45 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Mysterious Case of the Dragging Frame

The Asteroid versus the Volcanoes

Volcanoes on ancient Earth and not-so-ancient Venus are the main topics for the astroquarks, with planetary trivia, and a giant gassy wave moving through the Milky Way. Catch up on all the different types of numbers, from imaginary to prime, and all the space news and climate updates on this episode of Walkabout the Galaxy.

47 MINJAN 20
Comments
The Asteroid versus the Volcanoes

Lucy, TESS, and the Dark Energy Mess

The astroquarks explore our origins with from the ancient fossil Lucy to the upcoming asteroid mission of the same name. They then head for the stars, including a nearby one with a potentially habitable planet, and re-examine the case for dark energy. You're not going to want to miss this one, for the science, the trivia, and a special sponsor message.

48 MINJAN 14
Comments
Lucy, TESS, and the Dark Energy Mess

Hashtag Fundamental

The title has nothing to do with the episode except what could be more fundamental than simply measuring how far away something is? The astroquarks tackle this deceptively complex question on cosmological scales as well as the origins of meteor showers and archeoastronomy of ancient aurorae.

46 MINJAN 7
Comments
Hashtag Fundamental

Betelgeuse Betelgeuse Betelgeuse

The astroquarks are wrapped up with the passage of time and the aging of the stars, the universe, and themselves as the first annual year of the astroquark comes to a close. We discuss the red giant star Betelgeuse's mysterious year-end fainting (as in the opposite of brightening), and ss this stellar neighbor nears its explosive end, we take a look at the lives of galaxies and the universe as a whole.

45 MIN2019 DEC 31
Comments
Betelgeuse Betelgeuse Betelgeuse

Hot Blobs and Magnetic Spots

Walkabout the Galaxy closes out 2019, the first annual Year of the Astroquark, with an episode touching on everything from interstellar comet I2/Borisov to the tiger stripes of Enceladus and the first map of the surface of a freakin' neutron star! As always we share abundant space news, from Starliner to the Mars InSight mole, and embarrassing nerdiness, so wrap up the year with Strange, Charm, and Top, and we'll see you in 2020 for the second annual Year of the Astroquark.

52 MIN2019 DEC 23
Comments
Hot Blobs and Magnetic Spots

Jim the Asteroid Licker

An asteroid has been observed getting smashed to smithereens by another asteroid! And a medium-sized black hole has been observed, which oddly enough is more interesting than a tiny black hole or a humongous black hole. Find out why, and catch up on nerd news, space news, and special Top quark astro-historical-paradoxical trivia on this episode of Walkabout the Galaxy.

45 MIN2019 DEC 9
Comments
Jim the Asteroid Licker

Would You Like Your Chunky Space with a Swirl?

Strange quark is convinced that the swirls on the Moon are actually 2001 monoliths, and all three of your hosts are eager to go check them out. On the way, will the spacetime they're traversing be smooth or chunky? Top quark explains the difference, along with updates on Europa's ocean, space news, and trivia.

44 MIN2019 NOV 25
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Would You Like Your Chunky Space with a Swirl?
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