Q-90.1's Our Universe

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Do you have questions about space, time and the nature of the universe? Join Aurelian Balan, Delta College associate professor of physics, as he uses astronomy and physics to help answer your questions while diving into some amazing topics.


  • Nuclear Fusion

    Nuclear Fusion

    30/09/2019 Duração: 04min
  • Space Debris

    Space Debris

    30/09/2019 Duração: 04min
  • How We Got Our Moon

    How We Got Our Moon

    13/06/2019 Duração: 03min

    Earth has one of the largest moons in the Solar System, even compared to the massive outer planets. How did Earth get such a massive moon?

  • X-Rays and CT Scans

    X-Rays and CT Scans

    13/06/2019 Duração: 03min

    Learn the difference between these two tests, what they do, and what kind of exposure you get from them.

  • Cell Phone Radiation

    Cell Phone Radiation

    18/02/2019 Duração: 04min

    Explores the radio waves and microwaves that make our cell phones work and see how our cellular technology might affect us on a cellular level.

  • Neutrinos


    01/02/2019 Duração: 04min

    How do mysterious little particles with no electric charge and nearly zero mass shed light on the creation of the universe?

  • Antimatter


    28/09/2018 Duração: 04min

    What is antimatter and how can we use it?

  • Asteroid Mining

    Asteroid Mining

    24/09/2018 Duração: 04min

    Lately, we have become interested in the ice, rock, and metal just beyond our atmosphere.

  • Milkdrameda


    04/06/2018 Duração: 04min

    The irresistible force of gravity means that we're on an eventual collision course with our neighboring galaxies.

  • Energy Production

    Energy Production

    09/03/2018 Duração: 04min

    How we generate our electricity and heat our homes affects everything from the environment to our wallets. So how do Michigan and the United States as a whole produce their energy?

  • SpaceX


    01/03/2018 Duração: 04min

    An exploration of Elon Musk's privately-funded space program, SpaceX.

  • The Speed of Light

    The Speed of Light

    22/02/2018 Duração: 04min

    Nothing can go faster than light and nothing else can achieve light speed, but why is this the speed limit for the universe?

  • Voyager 1

    Voyager 1

    04/01/2018 Duração: 03min

    NASA scientists recently fired up four thrusters on Voyager 1 that haven't been used since 1980 to better explore interstellar space.

  • Planet 9

    Planet 9

    20/11/2017 Duração: 04min

    How many planets are there is the Solar System? There are eight that we have observed directly, but there could be a ninth (and we're not talking about Pluto).

  • Looking Into the Past

    Looking Into the Past

    22/09/2017 Duração: 03min

    Thanks to the finite speed of light, we're looking into the past every time we look into the night sky and some of the objects we're looking at might not even exist anymore.

  • Quantum Computers

    Quantum Computers

    17/08/2017 Duração: 03min

    Our computers, tablets, and phones have gotten very fast, but can we make them even faster using quantum computers?

  • New Stars

    New Stars

    10/08/2017 Duração: 04min

    In this episode, we find out where new stars come from by looking at the Orion Nebula.

  • Timebomb


    13/07/2017 Duração: 04min

    Betelgeuse is 12 times more massive than the Sun, but when it comes to stars, the more massive you are, the faster and harder you die.

  • Radio


    06/07/2017 Duração: 04min

    Let's take a deep look into the physics of radio.

  • Speed of Light

    Speed of Light

    08/06/2017 Duração: 03min

    The speed of light is the speed limit for the universe. While nothing with mass can meet or exceed that limit, Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity tells us some of the strange things that happen when matter approaches the speed of light.

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