Star Stuff with Stuart Gary 2016

Star Stuff with Stuart Gary 2016

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Early Galaxies dominated by ordinary rather than dark matter - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 22  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *Early Galaxies dominated by ordinary rather than dark matter A new study has found that early galaxies were dominated by ordinary matter rather than the dark matter which dominates galaxies today. The findings mean dark matter – which makes up around 80 percent of all the matter in the universe today – was far less influential in massive, star-forming galaxies during the peak epoch of galaxy formation, 10 billion years ago. *How ghostly neutrino particles could improve sciences understanding of the universe A new study claims one type of neutrino may comprise exactly equal amounts of two other types of neutrinos. The findings by scientists working with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole could help physicists better understand the universe. *Earth probably began with a solid shell A new study claims Earth probably began as a single solid shell which broke apart later to form the planet’s characteristic individual tectonic plates. The findings could help settle a longstanding debate about the origins of plate tectonic on Earth. *Dragon returns to Earth, concluding tenth resupply mission. The SpaceX CRS-10 Dragon cargo ship has splashed down safely in the North Pacific Ocean off the Californian coast. 320 kilometres south west of Long Beach. The capsule was loaded with over two tonnes of experiments and equipment being returned to Earth from the International Space Station. *New Telecommunications satellite launched Following an earlier delay due to high winds, SpaceX has successfully launched a new telecommunications satellite into orbit. The spectacular night time launch from space launch complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Centre at the Cape Canaveral Air Force base in Florida was the third Falcon 9 launch of the year and the second off the historic former Space Shuttle and Saturn 5 Apollo moon rocket era launch pad. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss Help support SpaceTime : 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. Plus: Get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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 #astrophysics #NASA

New clues about the very first stars - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 21  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *New clues about the very first stars Astronomers studying a distant galaxy have discovered some new evidence about the very first stars to shine in the universe. The team made the remarkable find while observing a young remote galaxy located some 13.3 billion light years away. *NASA’s mission to Jupiter’s ice moon Europa NASA has formally named its next mission to the Jovian ice moon Europa “The Europa Clipper”. The mission which is slated for launch around 2022 will explore the frozen world which possesses all three of the ingredients necessary for life: liquid water, chemical nutrients, and energy sources sufficient to enable biology. *A perfect storm of fire and ice may have led to snowball Earth Scientists have a new hypothesis to explain what caused the largest glaciation event in Earth's history, known as 'snowball Earth' – a runaway glaciation that covered the planet in ice from pole-to-pole. *The Super Earth 55 Cancri e The exoplanet 55 Cancri e is 40 light years away and orbits its host star so closely it has two faces. Because it is tidally locked to its star – the side facing the star is covered in molten lava – while the opposite side is in perpetual night and freezing cold. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss Help support SpaceTime : 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. Plus: Get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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 #astrophysics #NASA

Updated Episode 20 with correct audio  - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 20 ns2pahz4  

'ns2pahz4' ns2pahz4 NB: This is the updated version of Episode 20 with the correct audio! Sorry about that... Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *New date for first life on Earth New evidence shows life began on Earth at least 3.77 billion years ago – that’s some 300 million years earlier than previously thought -- and at a time when Mars was also a warm wet world. Scientists discovered the tiny filaments and tubes formed by bacteria on the shores of Canada’s Hudson Bay.. *Star clusters discovery could upset the astronomical applecart Astronomers have discovered multiple generations of stars in a single star cluster. The discovery adds to a growing body of evidence that not all the stars in a single cluster were formed at the same time. *New joint mission to Venus Scientists from NASA are meeting with their Russian counterparts to develop plans for a joint mission the Venus. The IKI Venera-D mission -- slated for launch around 2025 on either a Russian Proton or Angara rocket -- will include both an orbiter and a special hardened lander capable of surviving on the planet’s hostile surface for at least a few hours. *New climate change satellite launched Arianespace has successfully launched the Sentinel-2B Earth observation satellite to monitor the rapidly worsening changes being caused by global warming. The spectacular night launch mission blasted into orbit aboard a Vega rocket from the European Space Agency’s Kourou Space Port in French Guiana. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss Help support SpaceTime : 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. Plus: Get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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 #spaceexploration #astrophysics #technology #news #SpaceTime

New date for first life on Earth - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 20  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *New date for first life on Earth New evidence shows life began on Earth at least 3.77 billion years ago – that’s some 300 million years earlier than previously thought -- and at a time when Mars was also a warm wet world. Scientists discovered the tiny filaments and tubes formed by bacteria on the shores of Canada’s Hudson Bay.. *Star clusters discovery could upset the astronomical applecart Astronomers have discovered multiple generations of stars in a single star cluster. The discovery adds to a growing body of evidence that not all the stars in a single cluster were formed at the same time. *New joint mission to Venus Scientists from NASA are meeting with their Russian counterparts to develop plans for a joint mission the Venus. The IKI Venera-D mission -- slated for launch around 2025 on either a Russian Proton or Angara rocket -- will include both an orbiter and a special hardened lander capable of surviving on the planet’s hostile surface for at least a few hours. *New climate change satellite launched Arianespace has successfully launched the Sentinel-2B Earth observation satellite to monitor the rapidly worsening changes being caused by global warming. The spectacular night launch mission blasted into orbit aboard a Vega rocket from the European Space Agency’s Kourou Space Port in French Guiana. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss Help support SpaceTime : 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. Plus: Get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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 #astrophysics #NASA

Black Hole Dark Matter hypothesis disproved - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 19  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *The Black Hole Dark Matter hypothesis disproved A new study has provided strong evidence disproving the idea that unknown populations of ancient black holes could explain the effects currently attributed to dark matter. The findings imply that the detection of gravitational waves generated by colliding intermediate mass black holes can’t be used to imply the existence of huge populations of primordial black holes early in the history of the universe. *New evidence of a water rich history on Mars New research on Martian meteorites indicates that the red planet may have been a far wetter place than previously thought. The findings provide the first clear evidence that a mineral commonly found in Martian meteorites which was considered proof of an ancient dry environment on Mars -- may have originally been a hydrogen-containing mineral -- that could indicate a far more water-rich history for the Red Planet. *Stephen Hawking’s warning of alien invasion Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking says while he believes intelligent alien life probably does exist elsewhere in the universe – making contact with them could be as disastrous for humans as Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the new world was for native Americans. He made the comments during the launch of his new documentary Stephen Hawking's Favourite Places. *New American Spy satellite launched A new top secret spy satellite has been successfully launched into orbit for America’s National Reconnaissance Office. The NROL-79 mission is believed to involve a pair of classified Naval Ocean Surveillance System INTRUDER Satellites. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss Help support SpaceTime : 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. Plus: Get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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 #astrophysics #NASA #mars #aliens

Searching for nearby giant planets - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 18  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *Searching for nearby giant planets Astronomers believe there could be a large population of -- as yet undetected -- giant planets and brown dwarfs with in our stellar neighbourhood. The findings are based on a study of an association of stars called TW Hya located about 100 light years away – relatively close in astronomical terms. *Supernova 1987A thirty years on Three decades ago, astronomers spotted one of the brightest exploding stars in more than 400 years. The massive stellar blast called Supernova 1987A blazed with the power of 100 million Suns for several months following its discovery on February 23rd 1987. *Rocket Science in the Arctic to better understand the aurora borealis NASA has launched five rockets in the high arctic to provide a better understanding of auroral activity. The program from January through till March involved three separate experiments launching from the Poker Flat Research Range north of Fairbanks Alaska. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss Help support SpaceTime : 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. Plus: Get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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 #astrophysics #NASA

Hungry Black Holes - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 17  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *Stars eaten by black holes a hundred times more often than thought Stars are being ripped apart and consumed by black holes about a hundred times more often than astronomers previously thought. The findings are based on a new survey of galaxy mergers – the process by which galaxies collide to form new larger galaxies. *Stellar bridge discovered connecting two galaxies A bridge of stars has been discovered connecting the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds -- two of the nearest neighboring galaxies to our own galaxy the Milky Way. The findings show a 43 thousand light year long stellar bridge connecting the two dwarf galaxies. *March Sky watch We check out the night skies of March and the importance of the Vernal Equinox. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss Help support SpaceTime : 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. Plus: Get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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 #astrophysics #NASA

TRAPPIST-1 - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 16  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *Record breaking Earth-sized habitable-zone planetary system discovered Astronomers have for the first time ever found seven Earth like planets orbiting a single star. The discovery includes three planets in the host star’s habitable zone. *New clues in the hunt for planet 9 Astronomers have some new clues further supporting the hypothesis of a mysterious yet to be discovered ninth planet at the edge of our solar system. The researchers studying a pair of small bodies in the outer solar system have found that they may once have been a binary asteroid which separated as a result of a past interaction with the hypothetical Planet Nine. *Space tourists heading for the Moon SpaceX has announced plans to send two space tourists on a trip to the Moon. The flight – slated for late next year – will use the company’s new Dragon V2 capsule and Falcon Heavy launch vehicle. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss 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. NEW: Help support SpaceTime and get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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 #astrophysics #NASA #trappist-1 #trappist1

Organic material discovered on Ceres - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 15  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *Organic material discovered on Ceres Evidence of organic material has been found on the dwarf planet Ceres. A report in the journal science claims the detection by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft adds to a growing list of solar system bodies found to contain organic materials which are key building blocks for life as we know it. *NASA's Europa Flyby Mission Moves into Design Phase A mission to examine the habitability of Jupiter's ocean-bearing moon Europa is taking one step closer to the launch pad, with the completion of a major NASA review. The Europa mission spacecraft would launch in the 2020's, arriving in the Jupiter system several years later. *How to stop when we reach Alpha Centauri Scientists have worked out a way to slowdown and stop once spacecraft finally reach our nearest interstellar neighbour Alpha Centauri. In April last year, Russian physicist and billionaire Yuri Milner together with British scientist Steven Hawking announced the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative to fly a swarm of tiny spacecraft to the Alpha Centauri star system -- 4.37 light years away -- with in our lifetimes. *Ariane 5’s first launch this year The first Ariane 5 launch for 2017 has successfully blasted into orbit carrying two new telecommunications satellites. Arianespace flight VA235 launched from the European Space Agency’s Kourou spaceport in French Guiana into cloudy skies. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss 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. NEW: Help support SpaceTime and get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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 #astrophysics #NASA

Mysterious white dwarf pulsar discovered - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 14  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *Mysterious white dwarf pulsar discovered Astronomers have discovered their first white dwarf pulsar. These are a stellar class that has been speculated about for over half a century – but never previously detected. *Space Junk mission failure An experimental Japanese mission to help clear space junk from low Earth orbit has failed. The plan involved using a 700 metre long electrodynamic tether to slow bits of space junk down causing the refuse to lose altitude and begin the process of re-entering Earth’s atmosphere. *Juno’s planned orbital changes dropped NASA Juno mission will now remain in its existing 53 Earth day orbit around the planet Jupiter -- rather that moving to a lower 14 Earth day orbit as planned. The decision follows problems with two helium check valves on the spacecraft main propulsion system. *Falcon 9 launch from historic pad A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has made history blasting off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. That’s the same launch pad previously used by the mighty Saturn V Apollo moon rocket and the space shuttle fleet. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss 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. NEW: Help support SpaceTime and get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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 #astrophysics #spaceX #bitesz #podcast #spacetime

New dates for the early solar system - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 13  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *New dates for the early solar system A new study has confirmed that the solar system and its major planets were formed within the first four million years of the Sun’s birth. The findings, reported in the journal Science place the most precise date yet on the solar system’s early evolution and the length of time the system’s protoplanetary disk was present. *Black hole sets a feeding record A giant black hole has ripped apart a star and gorged on its remains for over decade -- more than 10 times longer than any previously observed episode of stellar death by black hole. The process known as a tidal disruption event occurs when the tidal forces due to the intense gravity from a black hole destroys an object -- such as a star -- that wanders too close. *India’s new world record launching 104 satellites at once. India’s first launch for 2017 has set a new world record carrying 104 small satellites in to orbit on a single rocket. The Indian Space Research Organisation’s PSLV or Polar Satellite Launch vehicle blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss 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. NEW: Help support SpaceTime and get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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

Pixies, Elves, and Sprites - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 12  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *Pixies, Elves, and Sprites seen from Space Station Pixies, Elves, Red Sprites, and Blue jets have been seen by the crew aboard the International Space Station. It wasn’t the result of some alcohol fuelled orbital bender but rather preparation for a new mission focusing on these mysterious rarely seen phenomena associated with upper atmosphere electrical discharges. *New questions about Martian Water New evidence about carbon dioxide levels on ancient Mars have raised fresh questions about how liquid water could have existed on the red planet’s surface billions of years ago. An analysis of samples -- taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover -- indicates Mars didn’t contain enough CO2 for liquid water to have existed in Gale Crater – despite clear geological evidence that it was there for long periods of time. *Earth’s oxygen levels increased when the planet became of snowball Oxygen levels on Earth increased dramatically after the planet was covered in massive ice sheets forming a snowball Earth hundreds of millions of years ago. The increase in atmospheric oxygen levels allowed the development of complex life forms which eventually led to us. *Neutron star missing link discovered A mystery object could be the long sort after missing link between rapidly spinning pulsars and high magnetic magnetars. The strange object appears to be in a transition phase between the two different types of neutron stars. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss 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. NEW: Help support SpaceTime and get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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 study of the Earth’s core - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 11  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *New study of the Earth’s core Scientists say they may be one step closer to solving on of the mysteries of the Earth’s core. Researchers are pretty sure that about 85 percent of the Earth's core is made of iron, while nickel makes up an additional 10 percent. But mystery still surrounds the composition of the remaining five percent. *Ancient asteroid collisions A new study has found that the composition of meteorites hitting the Earth has changed dramatically following a massive asteroid collision 466 million years ago. *Alien planetary system captured in a new movie Scientists have put together a movie which for the first time ever actually shows planets in a distant system orbiting their host star. Four planets have been captured orbiting a young star known as HR8799 which is located some 129 light years away. *New radiation belt research satellite launched A new satellite designed to study the Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts has been launched by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency – JAXA. The ERG satellite blasted into orbit aboard a new enhanced version of Japan’s Epsilon rocket. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss 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. NEW: Help support SpaceTime and get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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

Discovery of the most extreme blazars ever seen - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 10  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *Discovery of the most extreme blazars ever seen NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has discovered the most distant gamma-ray blazars ever seen. Blazars are powerful jets of particles and energy travelling at close to the speed of light. They’re produced by a supermassive black holes feeding in the centre of a galaxy. *Study reveals substantial evidence of holographic universe A new study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that the universe could be a vast complex hologram. Physicists investigating irregularities in the cosmic microwave background radiation claim they have found as much evidence supporting a holographic explanation of the universe as there is for the traditional explanation of these irregularities using the theory of cosmic inflation. *Asteroid near miss Astronomers have detected another relatively large asteroid that almost sped past the Earth unnoticed. The space rock designated 2017-AG13 passed the Earth at a distance of less than 200 thousand kilometres -- about half way between the Earth and the Moon. (For more...follow @SpaceNuts podcast from all good podcatcher apps or bitesz.com) *Iran conducts ballistic missile test in violation of UN ban Iran has conducted a ballistic missile test in another violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions. The flight – which occurred on Sunday – was designed to test a new re-entry vehicle warhead fitted to a Khorramshahr ballistic missile. *New generation satellite launches in to orbit Arianespace has launched a Russian Soyuz SZT-B rocket from the European Space Agency’s Kourou spaceport in French Guiana a new type of telecommunications satellite into orbit. The early morning launch lit up the black skies with a golden ribbon of fire as Spain’s Hispasat 36W-1 satellite was lifted into geostationary orbit aboard the soviet era Russian rocket. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss 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. NEW: Help support SpaceTime and get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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 #blazars #Iran

The universe being blown apart by dark energy - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 09  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *The universe being blown apart by dark energy The universe’s rate of expansion is continuing to accelerate at an ever increasing rate according to new measurements. The findings have important consequences for the ultimate fate of the universe and how soon that end arrives. *The secret of the super volcano A new study has conclu8ded that the largest volcanic eruption in human history – the Toba super-volcano in Indonesia -- was triggered by vast quantities of water laden rock coming into contact with the volcano’s massive magma reservoir. The Toba volcano eruption 73 thousand years ago pushed humanity close to extinction slashing the human population down to as little as a thousand breeding pairs.. *February Skywatch As well as a close encounter with a comet, the February skies are providing both an annular solar eclipse and a penumbral lunar eclipse. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss 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. NEW: Help support SpaceTime and get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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

A very bright discovery - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 08  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *Discovery of one of the brightest distant galaxies ever seen Astronomers have detected one of the brightest galaxies ever seen in the distant universe. The galaxy known as BG1429+1202 was discovered 11.4 billion light years away – which is some four fifths of the way back to the beginning of the universe -- thanks to a process known as gravitational lensing. *Trying to understand quantum gravity Cosmologists trying to understand how to unite the two pillars of modern science -- quantum physics and gravity -- have found a new way to make robust predictions about the effect of quantum fluctuations on primordial density waves which are ripples in the fabric of space and time. Scientists have found quantum imprints left on cosmological structures in the very early universe and shed light on what we may expect from a full quantum theory of gravity. *Breakthrough project Astronomers are about to begin a new project to search for planets in our nearest neighbouring star system Alpha Centauri. The new search is part of the Breakthough foundation Initiative funded by Russian physicist Yuri Millner and British scientist Steven Hawking. The foundation is already funding two other major projects -- Breakthrough listen t which is searching for radio signals from extra-terrestrial intelligence and Breakthrough Starshot which is developing a swarm of small spacecraft -- each fitted with a giant sail propelled by lasers -- which will travel to the Alpha Centauri star system. *Japan satellite crash and burn The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency – JAXA -- has lost a scientific satellite when its launch vehicle crashed and burned during accent. Mission managers say all communications was lost after the first stage completed its 31 second engine burn. *Getting started in backyard astronomy A look at entry level astronomy telescopes with Jonathan Nally from Australian Sky and Telescope Magazine. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss 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. NEW: Help support SpaceTime and get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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

Galaxy murder mystery solved - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 07  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *Galaxy murder mystery solved Young galaxies can be violently stripped of their youth and turned old by superheated intergalactic plasma contained in large halos of dark matter. The new findings mean the process known as ram-pressure stripping is far more prevalent than previously thought and help to explain the process that appears to be killing off galaxies. *Could there be life on Pluto? A new study ponders the possibility of life existing on the distant world of Pluto. NASA’s New Horizons mission explored the dwarf planet and its system during an historic flyby in July 2015. Among the myriad of stunning discoveries about this remote and frozen world was evidence of a possible sub surface ocean beneath the heart-shaped region on Pluto known as Sputnik Planitia. *Work begins on NASA’s Dark Energy Hunter NASA has announced plans for a new scientific instrument to study a mysterious force known as Dark Energy -- which dominates the cosmos and will determine not just the universe’s ultimate fate – but also how soon that happens. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss 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. NEW: Help support SpaceTime and get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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#pluto #vlt

Monstrous black holes discovered hiding in our cosmic backyard - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 06  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *Monstrous black holes discovered hiding in our cosmic backyard Like monsters hiding under the bed -- two enormous black holes have been discovered lurking behind clouds of gas and dust in galaxies close to our own galaxy the Milky Way. The giant gravity wells – known as supermassive black holes -- were detected by NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array – NuSTAR – spacecraft by the high energy X-ray emissions they were generating as they feed on anything that ventured too close *More evidence for cycles of wet and dry periods found on Mars NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has discovered what look like mud cracks on the surface of the red planet. If confirmed, these would be the first mud cracks -- technically called desiccation cracks – found by the Curiosity mission. *Cosmic Dust found on roof tops Scientists have found traces of cosmic dust on the roof tops in across Europe. The space dust particles – which are technically micrometeorites – were found of tops of buildings in Paris, Berlin and Oslo. *SpaceX returns to flight status SpaceX has returned to flight status with the successful launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carrying ten new Iridium telecommunications satellites into orbit. The flight was a double success for the Hawthorne California based company with the launch vehicle’s first stage successfully landing on a floating platform in the North Pacific Ocean. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss 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. NEW: Help support SpaceTime and get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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 #blackholes #Mars

The Milky Way’s Stolen Stars - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 5  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *The Milky Way’s stolen stars New studies have confirmed that some of the most distant stars in our Milky Way galaxy were stolen from neighbouring galaxies. The findings are based on a study of 11 distant Milky Way stars -- all located about 300,000 light-years away and well beyond the Milky Way's spiral disk. *The Moon is much older than we thought The Earth’s Moon is at least 4.51 billion years old – that’s between 40 million and 140 million years older than previously thought. The findings are based on a new analysis of zircons found in lunar minerals brought back to Earth by the Apollo 14 mission in 1971. *New telescope chip offers clear view of alien planets Scientists have developed a new optical telescope chip for a telescope which will enable astronomers to have a clear view of alien planets capable of supporting life. Seeing a planet outside the solar system which is close to its host star – that is in the star’s habitable zone – is extremely difficult with today’s standard astronomical instruments due to the brightness of the star. *Hubble provides interstellar road map for Voyagers' galactic trek NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is being used to study the flight paths of the space agency’s twin Voyager spacecraft allowing astronomers to see what the probes are flying through. The two Voyager spacecraft are hurtling through unexplored territory on their journey beyond our solar system. Along the way, they’re measuring the mysterious environment between stars known as the interstellar medium. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss 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. NEW: Help support SpaceTime and get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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

Stellar collision predicted for 2022 - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20  Episode 4  

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *Stellar collision predicted for 2022 A pair of stars -- expected to collide in around five years -- should cause a blast powerful enough to be seen from Earth with the unaided eye. Latest observations indicate the stars – which form a contact binary system known as KIC 9832227 -- have already merged their atmospheres and taken on a peanut like shape. *Deepest X-ray image ever reveals new secrets about black holes An unparalleled image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is giving astronomers the best look yet at the growth of black holes over billions of years beginning soon after the Big Bang. The observations contain the highest concentration of supermassive black holes ever seen, equivalent to about 5,000 objects. *Star heading for as flyby of our solar system. The European Space Agency’s Gaia mission has identified a star which will come close enough to our solar system to affect the orbits of comets in the Oort Cloud – the hypothetical sphere of comets and icy debris caught in the Sun’s gravity well surrounding the solar system. The star -- known as Gliese 710 -- will pass within 26 billion kilometres or 72 light days of the Earth in 1.35 million years’ time. *Our galaxy’s black hole flinging Jupiter sized projectiles in to space Astronomers have concluded that the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy the Milky Way is ejecting giant planet sized balls of plasma every few thousand years. The plasma balls are the superheated remains of stars that have wandered too close to the monstrous black hole and were ripped apart in gravitational tidal disruption events. *China undertakes first launch for 2017 China has carried out its first launch for the year sending a Long March 3b rocket into space with a new experimental military telecommunications satellite. The TJS-2 satellite blasted into orbit from the Xichang satellite launch centre in Sichuan Province. For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetime-show-notes Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc. RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss 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. NEW: Help support SpaceTime and get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com 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

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