Star Stuff with Stuart Gary 2016

Star Stuff with Stuart Gary 2016

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Record-breaking faint satellite galaxy discovered orbiting the Milky Way - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 86  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) Series 19 Episode 86: *Record-breaking faint satellite galaxy discovered orbiting the Milky Way The faintest satellite galaxy ever seen has been discovered orbiting our own Milky Way galaxy. The discovery suggests the presence of a large number of undetected dwarf galaxies in the halo of the Milky Way -- providing important insights into the role dark matter plays in galaxy formation. *The new hypothesis challenging Einstein's speed of light physics Scientists behind an idea that the speed of light is variable - and not constant as Albert Einstein’s relativity theory suggests -- have made a prediction that could be tested. The speed of light in a vacuum remains one of sciences great constants – a key foundation stone underpinning modern physics and sciences understanding of the universe. *December SkyWatch -- the rock comet responsible for this month’s spectacular Geminids meteor shower One of the astronomical highlights of December are the annual Geminids meteor shower which usually peak around December 13 and 14. Radiating out of the direction of the constellation Gemini, the Geminids are unusual in that they’re not generated by a comet as most other meteor showers are – but by the debris trail left behind by the asteroid 3200 Phaethon. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes NEW: The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: http://www.cafepress.com/spacetime Thank you. Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #astronomy #space #science #technology #news

New type of star found near the galaxy’s centre - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 85  

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com and www.spactimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) In this episode: *New type of star found near the galaxy’s centre A new type of star has been discovered in the heart of the Milky Way galaxy. The findings could shed new light on both the early formation history of the Milky Way – and how globular clusters are formed. *A subsurface ocean on distant Pluto A new analysis has confirmed the existence of a liquid water ocean lying deep beneath Pluto’s frozen surface. The latest data collected by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft during its historic close flyby of the Pluto system in July 2015 -- provides the most detailed investigation yet of the role a subsurface liquid water ocean is likely to have played in the evolution of key features on the dwarf planet such as the vast, low-lying plain known as Sputnik Planitia. *World’s most advanced weather satellite launched The world’s most advanced weather satellite has been launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida aboard an Atlas V rocket. NASA’s new fifth generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GOES-R will provide atmospheric and surface measurements of the Earth’s Western Hemisphere for weather forecasting, severe storm tracking, space weather monitoring and meteorological research. *Galileo launches into space aboard Ariane An Ariane 5 rocket has blasted into orbit from the European Space Agency’s Kourou space port in French Guiana carrying four Galileo navigation satellites. The flight was the first time ESA had used the Ariane 5 for Galileo missions. All previous 14 Galileo launches were carried out aboard Russian Soyuz–Fregat rockets which can only carry two Galileo satellites at a time. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes NEW: The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: http://www.cafepress.com/spacetime Thank you. Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #science #astronomy #space #technology #news #pluto

Massive frozen water deposits found on Mars - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 84  

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com and www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly). *Massive frozen water deposits found on Mars Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what’s in Lake Superior, largest of North America’s Great Lakes. Scientists using NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found the water ice deposit under the Utopia Planitia region of the red planet’s mid-northern latitudes. *EM Drive passes peer review Scientists at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre Eagleworks Laboratories in Houston Texas have developed a new reactionless spacecraft propulsion system -- which if it really works -- could take people to Mars in just 70 days rather than seven months. But there’s one really big problem it appears to violate one of the fundamental laws of physics. *New Expedition 50 crew arrives aboard the International Space Station Three new crew members have arrived at the International Space Station two days after blasting into orbit aboard their Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan. The Expedition 50 mission means the International Space Station has now been continuously manned for more than 16 years and three weeks – making the longest ever continuous human habitation in space. *Chinese taikonauts return Two Chinese taikonauts have returned safely to Earth following a month long stay aboard China’s Tiangong 2 orbiting space laboratory. During their 30 day stay in orbit the crew conducted a range of experiments testing equipment needed for China’s planned new space station – the first core module of which is slated for launch in 2018. *Atlas V being reconfigured for Starliner missions The United Launch Alliance have reconfigured their Atlas V 421 launch vehicle to handle Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner capsule which will transport crew to the International Space Station. Starliners were slated to begin taking crew to the orbiting outpost next year – but that’s now been put back until 2018 For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes NEW: The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: http://www.cafepress.com/spacetime Thank you. Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #astronomy #space #science #technology #news #mars #china #emdrive #taikonaut

Most powerful Fast Radio Burst ever detected  - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 83  

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly). Series 19 Episode 83 Show Notes *Most powerful Fast Radio Burst ever detected Astronomers using the Parkes radio telescope (Australia) have detected the most powerful fast radio burst ever seen. The research team have now used the mysterious radio eruption to study the large scale structure of the universe in unprecedented detail. *AXIONS could be dark matter particle A hypothetical elementary particle called the AXION could be the mysterious dark matter particle which scientists have been searching for, for decades. New supercomputer modelling has pinned down the likely mass of the AXION particle – if it exists -- finding it’s within the same range as the hypothetical cold dark matter particle. *New experimental X-ray pulsar navigation satellite launched China has carried out the second launch of its Long March 11 rocket taking a new experimental X-ray pulsar navigation satellite into orbit. The spacecraft is part of a ten year program to test a new autonomous deep space navigation system using millisecond X-ray pulses from 26 nearby neutron stars to create a navigation database to help determine a spacecraft’s position. *China launches a secretive new Earth observation satellite Meanwhile, China has also launched a Long March 2D rocket carrying what they claim is the first of a new constellation of weather satellites. However, Beijing is keeping quiet about the new spacecraft claiming it’s designed to collect data on the atmospheric and marine environments. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes NEW: The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your high quality T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: http://www.cafepress.com/spacetime Thank you. Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #astronomy #space #science #technology #news #china

New Clues About Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 82  

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *New clues about mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Astronomers have detected a powerful blast of gamma ray energy coming from a mysterious event known as a Fast Radio Burst. The gamma ray event delivered over a billion times more energy in gamma-rays than in radio waves – there by rivalling the supernovae death of stars in their explosive power. *The power of the force appears the same across the cosmos A new study indicates that the strength of the electromagnetic force appears to be the same across the cosmos after all. The new findings contradict earlier studies which appeared to show a difference in the strength of the electromagnetic force in different parts of the universe. *A funnel on Mars could be a place to look for life A strangely shaped depression on Mars could be a new place to look for signs of life on the Red Planet. A report in the journal Icarus claims the depression was probably formed by a volcano beneath a glacier and could have been a warm, chemical-rich environment well suited for microbial life. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes NEW: The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: http://www.cafepress.com/spacetime Thank you. Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #astronomy #space #science #technology #news #mars

Rosetta’s Comet 67P is much younger than previously thought - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 81  

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com and www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *Rosetta’s Comet 67P is much younger than previously thought Rosetta’s comet 67P Churyumov–Gerasimenko may be only a billion years old – billions of years younger than previously thought. The new findings are based on simulations of how the two lobes which form the comet -- came together and remained connected. *Solving one of the mysteries of globular clusters A new study has finally resolved where the material needed to make new generations of stars in globular clusters comes from. Because the stars were all originally formed from the same material – mystery has surrounded exactly how new generations of globular cluster stars are made. *Have scientists found a way to bypass the Second Law of Thermodynamics Scientists have found a way to circumvent the Second Law of Thermodynamics – one of the bedrocks on which modern theoretical physics is based. It is one of a handful of laws about which physicists feel most certain about. *WorldView 4 launches on Atlas V rocket An Atlas V rocket has blasted into orbit from the Vandenberg Air Force base in California carrying the WorldView 4 high resolution satellite. The flight had been delayed since September by fuel leaks and wildfires. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes You can read the SpaceTime blog at tumblr (link below) and also at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com or http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqnYqCJIIZEuPUrdwmXLK-w Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #space #astronomy #science #technology #news #rosetta #worldview4

New gravity hypothesis could explain dark matter and dark energy - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 80  

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com and www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly). *New gravity hypothesis could explain dark matter and dark energy A new hypothesis of gravity might explain dark matter and dark energy – the two biggest mysteries in science today. The new idea – called Emergent gravity -- appears to explain the exact same deviation in the motions of stars in galaxies that are usually explained by inserting dark matter in the theory. *Novae are the main source of Lithium in the universe A new study has discovered that most of the lithium in the universe is made in exploding stars called novae. The findings are based on observations of an unusually long and bright nova Sagittarii 2015 N.2 which occurred last year. *A new more detailed map of the galaxy Scientists have created one of the most detailed maps ever of our Milky Way Galaxy. The survey known as HI4PI -- examined neutral atomic hydrogen—the most abundant element in the universe and the main component of stars and galaxies. *November 15th’s super close supermoon The full Moon on Tuesday, November 15th, will be a little bigger and brighter than normal, because on that day the Moon will be closer to Earth than it’s been in nearly 69 years. At 22:23 Australian Eastern Daylight Time --11:23 Greenwich Mean Time -- the centres of the Moon and Earth will be just 356,509 kilometres apart. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #astronomy #space #technology #science #news #supermoon #darkmatter #gravity

A crack in Earth's magnetic shield - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 79  

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com and www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly). *A crack in Earth's magnetic shield A crack has been detected in Earth’s magnetosphere. The event -- which lasted over two hours -- was caused by a powerful blast from the Sun known as a Coronal Mass Ejection. *Over 15 thousand potentially deadly near Earth asteroids discovered Over 15 thousand potentially deadly near Earth asteroids have now been discovered by astronomers. Scientists are now detecting about 30 new asteroids in near Earth orbit’s – so called NEOs -- each week. *NASA opens new deep space communications dish near Canberra NASA has formally commissioned its latest dish at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex near Tidbinbilla. The new 34 metre antenna -- DSS36 – is part of a 120 million dollar upgrade by NASA to increase capacity at the Canberra facility by building two new dishes. *Japan launches new weather satellite Japan has launched its new Himawari 9 weather satellite aboard an H-IIA rocket from the Tanegashima Space Centre south of Tokyo. The new spacecraft together with its twin -- Himawari 8 launched two years ago – will provide the Japan Meteorological Agency and Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology with visible, infrared, and near-infrared images of cloud cover, sea surface temperatures, and particle movements from volcanic eruptions. *China launches its biggest rocket ever China has carried out the maiden flight of its biggest rocket ever – the new Long March 5. The 57 metre tall heavy lift launch vehicle blasted into orbit from Beijing’s new Wenchang spaceport located on an island in the South China Sea. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #astronomy #space #technology #science #news #NASA #China #Himawari8

Proxima Centauri is more Sun like than previously thought - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 78  

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *Proxima Centauri is more Sun like than previously thought A new study claims Proxima Centauri is more Sun like than previously thought. The new findings indicate our nearest stellar neighbour other than the Sun undergoes similar magnetic cycles to the Sun which however are far more dramatic. *New Horizons completes its epic data transfer from last year’s close encounter with Pluto NASA’s New Horizons mission has reached a major milestone with the last bits of science data from the July 2015 Pluto flyby finally transmitted to Earth. The valuable information had been stored on the spacecraft’s digital recorders since last year’s historic close encounter – mission managers being forced to drip feed the data back to Earth because of the huge distances involved. *New Pluto revelations continue to surprize scientists Meanwhile, data from earlier New Horizons Pluto downloads are continuing to provide surprising discoveries. Following the recent revelation that Pluto contains a large subsurface liquid water ocean -- and earlier discoveries of cryogenic ice volcanos and blue Plutonian skies -- scientists have now confirmed the dwarf planet has some of the brightest spots in the solar system reflecting an amazing 100 percent of the light they receive. *Very close asteroid flyby Astronomers have just witnessed a really close encounter with an asteroid which zoomed past the Earth between about 75 thousand and 96 thousand kilometres above the ground. The 22 metre wide space rock rocketed past the planet at over 21 kilometres per second just hours after first being spotted by the Mt. Lemmon Sky Survey in Arizona. *SpaceX hopes to be back before the end of the year SpaceX says it hopes to be back in the air before the end of the year. The company is continuing to work with NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration to determine the cause of September’s launch pad explosion at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Base which destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket and its satellite payload. *SKYWATCH Jonathan Nally the editor of Australian Sky and Telescope Magazine joins us to check out the night skies of November on Skywatch. Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at iTunes, audioBoom, Google Play Store (US & Canada only...sorry), Pocketcasts, Podbean, Stitcher, Tunein Radio, Radioline or any good podcatcher app. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #astronomy #space #technology #science #news#pluto #proximacentauri #spacex

Recently active lava flows detected on Venus - SpaceTime with stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 77  

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com and www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly). Series 19 Episode 77: *Recently active lava flows detected on Venus A new analysis of data from the European Space Agency's Venus Express mission has found evidence of volcanic activity on Earth’s sister planet. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that Venus may still be geologically active. The origin of Rosetta’s comet A new study claims Rosetta’s comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko most likely originated in the Kuiper Belt. This distant origin for 67P implies it would be made from primordial material, that existed in their current form since before Earth was born. Soyuz trio return safely to Earth Three expedition 49 crew members have returned safely to Earth following their 115 day mission aboard the International Space Station. The successful landing was also the first atmospheric re-entry of the new Russian Soyuz MS-01 capsule which had been on its maiden flight. China ready to fly its new Long March 5. There’s growing evidence that China is getting ready to fly its new Long March 5 heavy lift rocket for the first time. The new heavyweight launcher is capable of lifting over 25 tonnes into low Earth orbit -- that’s more than the European Space Agency’s Ariane 5 ECA and roughly as much as the United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV heavy. For enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at iTunes, audioBoom, Google Play Store (US & Canada only...sorry), Pocketcasts, Podbean, Stitcher, Tunein Radio, Radioline or any good podcatcher app. Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #astronomy #space #technology #science #news #venus #soyuz #rosetta #exploration

Solving the mystery of the millions of missing stars - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 76  

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly). In this episode: *Solving the mystery of the millions of missing stars Galactic cannibalism may be the clue to finally solving the mystery of the millions missing stars in the centres of some of the biggest galaxies. The study which examined the galactic cores of two of the largest known galaxies – has opened a new window into the processes that shape the evolution of massive galaxies. *Uranus may have additional unseen moons The planet Uranus may have another two as yet undiscovered moons. A report claims unusual patterns just detected in two of Uranus’s dark rings could indicate the presence of two small moonlets between four and 14 kilometres wide. *Meteoroids hitting the Moon at least a hundred times more frequently than previously thought A new study has found that small meteoroids are hitting the Moon at least a hundred times more frequently than previously thought. The findings raise fresh concerns about future long term human exploration of the lunar surface. *Dramatic seasonal changes seen on Titan As Titan approaches its northern summer solstice, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed dramatic seasonal changes in the atmospheric temperature and composition of Saturn's largest moon. The new observations show a polar reversal in Titan's atmosphere since Cassini arrived at Saturn in 2004. Enhanced Show Notes for this episode, including photos to accompany these stories, can be found here.... http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at iTunes, audioBoom, Google Play Store (US & Canada only...sorry), Pocketcasts, Podbean, Stitcher, Tunein Radio, Radioline or any good podcatcher app. Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #astronomy #space #technology #science #news #uranus #titan #moon

New Questions about dark energy and the ultimate fate of the universe - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 75  

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly). *New Questions about dark energy and the ultimate fate of the universe A new study of exploding stars has raised fresh questions about the existence of Dark Energy – a mysterious force causing the expansion of the universe to accelerate at a faster and faster rate. The findings could have important implications for the ultimate fate of the universe. *The most volcanically active world in the solar system A new study of Jupiter’s moon Io has raised fresh questions about the most volcanically active world in the solar system. The findings identified some eruptions which seem to progress across the 3600-kilometre wide moon’s surface progressively triggering one eruption after another often five hundred kilometres apart. *Investigators trying to determine why the Mars lander crashed and burned Officials with the European Space Agency are continuing to sift through data to try and determine what caused last week’s crash of the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander on the red planet’s surface. Images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter identified new markings on the Martian landscape believed to be related probe’s crash on October 19. *New Australian defence satellites ready for space A state-of-the-art miniature satellite that will play an important role in developing Australian Defence space capability is ready for launch after successfully passing a set of gruelling tests that simulate the harsh environment of space. The new Buccaneer satellite is the first of two being tested in a joint program to build Australian capability to develop and fly satellite missions. Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at iTunes, audioBoom, Google Play Store (US only...sorry), Pocketcasts, Podbean, Stitcher, Tunein Radio, Radioline or any good podcatcher app. Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #astronomy #space #technology #science #news #universe #Schiaparelli #jupiter #ESA #Australia

Schiaparelli Mars lander lost on its final decent - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 74  

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly). Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode, at http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Join our insiders mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list Series 19 Episode 74: *Europe’s Schiaparelli Mars lander lost on its final decent to the red planet’s surface. Mission managers at the European space Agency are still struggling to re-establish contact with its Schiaparelli Mars lander. The 577 kilogram spacecraft lost contact with ESA mission control in Darmstadt Germany during its six minute journey to the surface of the red planet. *Juno spacecraft suddenly enters emergency safe mode NASA’s Juno spacecraft which is exploring Jupiter suddenly entered safe mode on Tuesday. Early indications are a software performance monitor induced a reboot of the spacecraft’s on board computer. The operation prevented the probe’s science instruments from working during the Jovian flyby. *More evidence for a ninth planet on the edge of our solar system The yet to be discovered Planet Nine -- which may lurk beyond Neptune on the dark outer rim of our solar system – could explain the mysterious six degree difference between the Sun’s equator and the ecliptic or average orbital plane of the planets. The new findings provide astronomers with their first compelling evidence to explain the unusual wobble of the planets with respect to the Sun’s equator. *Expedition 49 Launch to the International Space Station A Russian Soyuz rocket has successfully launched into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan carrying three new expedition 49 crew members to the International Space Station. It will be a busy time for the new crew with more than 250 experiments scheduled -- covering biology, Earth sciences, human research, physical sciences and technology development. Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at iTunes, audioBoom, Google Play Store (US only...sorry), Pocketcasts, Podbean, Stitcher, Tunein Radio, Radioline or any good podcatcher app. Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #astronomy #space #technology #science #news #Schiaparelli #mars #Juno #Planet9 #expedition49 #iss

Over Twenty Times More Galaxies - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 73  

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly). Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime with Stuart Gary at any good podcatcher app including iTunes (featured in New & Noteworthy), audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Google Play, Tunein Radio etc. In episode 73: *The universe has over twenty times more galaxies than previously thought There are at least two trillion galaxies -- twenty times more in the observable universe -- than previously estimated. The findings are based a new study of data from the Earth orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and other ground and space based observatories. *How Pluto paints its largest moon red Pluto’s binary partner and largest moon Charon owes its unusual reddish polar colouring to methane gas escaping Pluto’s atmosphere and becoming trapped by Charon’s gravity -- eventually freezing on to its cold, icy surface. The findings resolve a long standing mystery which began in June 2015, when the cameras on NASA’s approaching New Horizons spacecraft first spotted the strange reddish polar region on Charon. *Square Kilometre Array software tested on one of the world’s fastest super computers Prototype software designed to manage data from the Square Kilometre Array telescope is being tested on the world’s second fastest supercomputer in China. Once installed on the SKA the complete system will process raw observations of distant stars and galaxies and turn them into data that can be analysed by astronomers around the world. *China launches two taikonauts on a month long space mission China has successfully launched two taikonauts on a month long mission into orbit. The Shenzhou 11 spacecraft blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert to rendezvous and dock with the Tiangong 2 orbiting laboratory launched last month. For enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode, please visit http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Have you joined our mailing list yet? http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook - @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter - @stuartgary Tumblr - http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+ - https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB Clammr - http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please share and tell your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #astronomy #space #science #technology #news #taikonauts #Pluto

One mystery solved but another deepens - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 72  

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *New cosmic map solves one mystery but deepens another The most precise ever map of the large scale structure of the universe has confirmed predictions of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. However, the findings have also deepened a long-standing cosmological mystery about an unexplained so-called cold spot covering a vast sector of the universe. *New world discovered in the outer reaches of the solar system A new world has been discovered in the outer reaches of the solar system some 13.6 billion kilometres from the Sun. The distant frozen world was originally detected in 2014 and has now been confirmed by the International Astronomical Union. *Strange double peanut shaped galaxies discovered Astronomers have discovered weird structures shaped like double peanuts in two nearby galaxies. The discovery reported in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society are thought to provide new clues about the history of these galaxies. *Schiaparelli prepares to land on Mars In less than a week from now the European Space Agency’s ExoMars entry, descent and landing module Schiaparelli will touch down on the frozen arid surface of the red planet. The cone-shaped lander was launched on 14 March attached to ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter spacecraft for the seven-month journey to Mars. For enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode, visit http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at iTunes, audioBoom, Google Play Store (US only...sorry), Pocketcasts, Podbean, Stitcher, Tunein Radio, Radioline or any good podcatcher app. Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #astronomy #space #technology #science #news

Confirmation that Tunguska was caused by asteroid airburst - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 71  

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly). Hi...Stuart here with the Show Notes for Series 19 Episode 71. For enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode can be found at http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes *Confirmation that Tunguska was caused by asteroid airburst Scientists have finally confirmed that an asteroid caused the Tunguska impact event in 1908. The findings reported in the journal Planetary and Space Science are based on tiny mineral samples of debris from the Tunguska impact zone that are absolutely characteristic of a meteorite. *Giant cannonballs seen shooting from star Astronomers have detected mysterious superhot balls of plasma -- each almost the size of Earth -- being ejected near a dying star. The plasma blobs are moving through space at some 770 thousand kilometres an hour -- so quickly they could fly from the Earth to the Moon in just half an hour. *Australian NBN satellite launched Sky Muster 2 the second of two new NBN telecommunications satellites has been successfully launched into orbit aboard an Ariane 5 ECA heavy lift rocket. Arianespace mission number VA231 blasted off into late afternoon skies from launch complex ELA-3 at the European Space Agency’s Kourou space port in French Guiana. *New Shepherd flight test success Blue Origin have successfully tested the launch abort escape system for the company’s New Shepard rocket. The test was the fifth flight for the New Shepard vertical take-off and vertical landing spacecraft which is designed to take passengers and scientific payloads on sub orbital ballistic flights to altitudes of over 100 kilometres or 328 thousand and 84 feet -- the official start of space. Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at iTunes, audioBoom, Google Play Store (US only...sorry), Pocketcasts, Podbean, Stitcher, Tunein Radio, Radioline or any good podcatcher app. Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #astronomy #space #technology #science #news #tunguska

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 70 - A new test for cosmological inflation  

Stream episodes from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly). Hi...Stuart with the Show Notes for Series 19 Episode 70...and you can find enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode, at http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes *A new test for cosmological inflation When the universe burst into existence in the big bang 13.8 billion years ago – something must have happened during the first nanoseconds that caused it to suddenly expand from a singularity of infinite density and virtually zero dimensions in to the universe we see today. Scientists call this mysterious event cosmological inflation -- the problem is they have no real idea what it actually is – and what physical mechanisms drove it. *More mystery surrounding an already strange star Last month we reported how astronomers think they may finally have solved the mystery surrounding a weird erratically flickering and dimming star -- whose strange behaviour -- sparked speculation that it could have been our first sign of an advanced alien civilization. However, a new study has reopened the mystery. *Saturn’s moon Dione has a subsurface ocean New data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has confirmed the existence of another subsurface ocean on a moon in the outer solar system. Cassini has discovered the ocean under the surface of the Saturnian moon Dione. *Nobel Prize in physics goes to topology in materials This year’s Nobel prize for physics has gone to David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz for revealing the secrets of exotic matter. The trio used advanced mathematical methods to study unusual phases, or states, of matter, such as superconductors, superfluids and thin magnetic films. Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at iTunes, audioBoom, Google Play Store (US only...sorry), Pocketcasts, Podbean, Stitcher, Tunein Radio, Radioline or any good podcatcher app. Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #astronomy #space #technology #science #news

The Incredible Shrinking Planet - Mercury - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 69  

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly). Hi...Stuart here with the Show Notes for Series 19 Episode 69. Remember, you can find enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode at http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes *The incredible shrinking planet Mercury The planet Mercury is shrinking according to a new analysis of data gathered by a NASA spacecraft. The findings are based on a series of small previously undetected cliff-like tectonic structures on the planet’s surface known as thrust fault scarps. *Rosetta’s grand finale After a journey lasting over 12 and a half years Rosetta’s mission is finally over. Rosetta discovered over 60 molecules, 34 of which had never been found before on a comet. These include oxygen and the amino acid glycine, a basic building block of life. It also confirmed that Earth’s water probably didn’t come from comets – but rather asteroids. *Solar Minimum on its way Over the last few days AR2597 -- the last remaining sunspot group on the surface of our local star the Sun – disappeared. The blank solar face – the fourth this year -- is a sign that the Sun’s 11 year solar cycle is now heading towards Solar Minimum. *Skywatch October Well you’ve probably heard of a blue moon – the rare occurrence of a second full Moon in the one calendar month – but have you ever heard of a black moon. *New super heavy lift launch vehicle Blue Origin have announced details of a new super heavy lift launch vehicle. Blue Origin have leased Space Launch Complex 36 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida for their new rocket which could be flying by 2020. Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at iTunes, audioBoom, Google Play Store (US only...sorry), Pocketcasts, Podbean, Stitcher, Tunein Radio, Radioline or any good podcatcher app. Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #astronomy #space #technology #science #news

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 68 - Possible Water Plumes on Jupiter's Moon Europa  

Stream episodes on demand from www,bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly). Stuart here with the Show Notes for Series 9 Episode 68. You can find an enhanced version, including photos to accompany this episode, at http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes *Possible Water Plumes on Jupiter's Moon Europa Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapour plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. The new findings support pervious Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon erupts with high altitude water vapour plumes. *SpaceX details its future plans for Mars SpaceX and Tesla boss Elon Musk has finally announced his long term vision for missions to Mars. The PayPal entrepreneur has unveiled plans for a fleet of massive reusable spacecraft -- each capable of carrying between 100 and 250 people and 450 tonnes of supplies to begin the process of colonizing the red planet. *Large meteor streaks across the night skies of central Queensland (Australia) Queensland was rocked by what appears to have been an air bursting meteor on Monday evening. Local residents in central and southern Queensland reported seeing a bright flash of light followed by a loud explosion at about half past eight local time. *One of the world’s largest radio telescopes opens One of the largest radio telescopes ever built has formally opened in China. The Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope or FAST --nicknamed Tianyan or heavenly eye -- is a half a kilometre diameter dish located in a natural depression in southwestern China’s Guizhou Province. *Initial reports on the Falcon 9 rocket disaster A breach in the upper stage helium pressurization system is being blamed for this month’s explosion which destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket at the Cape Canaveral Air force base in Florida. The preliminary findings come from an initial investigation looking into the disaster which occurred during fuelling for a static fire test of the launch vehicle. Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at iTunes, audioBoom, Google Play Store (US only...sorry), Pocketcasts, Podbean, Stitcher, Tunein Radio, Radioline or any good podcatcher app. Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you... #astronomy #space #technology #science #news

SpaceTime with Stuart Gay Series 19 Episode 67 - Rosetta’s suicide death plunge begins  

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both sites mobile friendly). Hi....Stuart with the Show Notes for Series 19 Episode 67: *Rosetta’s suicide death plunge about to begin After a mission lasting more than 12 and a half years -- the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe is now on its final orbital trajectory which will send it on a suicide death plunge onto the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on September 30. *Pluto’s heart shedding light on a possible buried ocean A giant asteroid impact on the distant frozen world of Pluto -- deep in its past -- is offering new insights into the possibility of an ocean beneath the dwarf planet’s icy surface. *New study of photon radiation impacts on Earth A new study combining multiple telescopes at different wavelengths has successfully made the most precise measurements ever undertaken of the total amount of radiation hitting the Earth -- finding that the planet is bombarded by about sextillion photons per square metre -- every second. *New Zealand space program leaves Australia for dead While Australian politicians on both sides of the political fence have a long and sad history of showing their lack of vision and foresight when it comes to a local space program. Across the dich New Zealand not only has a space agency -- but is now developing a satellite launch capability. Enhanced Show Notes (including photos to accompany this episode) can be found at http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, Google+, YouTube and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/spacetime If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please share and tell your friends. The best recommendation I can get is yours. #astronomy #space #technology #news #rosetta #newzealand #pluto

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