Could The Earth Turn Into A Neutron Star?

"Everyone always wants to turn the earth in a black hole! Instead, COULD YOU turn it into a neutron star?" Ooooh! I like this question! Chris is right, black holes hold the fascination of many as the densest objects in the universe, but the "humble" neutron stars shouldn't be considered the offsprings of a lesser god.

Why Does The Moon Go Red During An Eclipse?

I know why the moon goes red during a total eclipse. But why does it not go red until near totality? Phil, London This is actually...

What Would Happen If The Sun Disappeared ? – AGAIN!

In a previous post, I discussed how long the Earth would be able to survive without the Sun. We had to assume that our...

What Would Happen To The Earth If The Sun Would Disappear?

The Sun is responsible for all life on Earth and most of our planet's means of energy production depends on the Sun. We are...

“The Stars Were Aligned”

Sometimes inspiration strikes in unusual ways at unusual times. I was tagged in a quote tweet where Prof Peter Coles states that as an...

Why Do I Still Rant About Astrology?

A few years ago I filmed a vlog ranting about Astrology being nonsense and I'm now revisiting the subject, not because something has changed...





The Astroholic Explains S02E10 – Number 2 Violates The Prime Directive

A new fictional episode for you! A billionaire planning to nuke Mars send two hapless idiots to confirm that the planet is...

The Astroholic Explains S02E09 – Where Is The Closest Planet That Could Support Life?

We are answering more of our listeners’ questions in this episode. Jake wonders: how come all the planets in the solar system...

The Astroholic Explains S02E08 – The Solar System Is Like A Pizza

We are answering more of our listeners' questions in this episode. Jake wonders: how come all the planets in the solar system...

The Astroholic Explains S02E07 – The Fate Of The Sun

We are back with a big apocalyptic question! In this episode, we talk about how the Sun will change and evolve and...

The Astroholic Explains S02E06 – The Message

We have a new fictional episode for you to enjoy, based around first contact with an alien civilization. This is The Message!