SpaceTime with Stuart Gary 2017
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(Formerly known as StarStuff). SpaceTime with Stuart Gary is recognized worldwide by our listeners and industry experts as one of the best podcasts on Astronomy and Space Science. Check out the reviews. Produced twice weekly.
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* Earth in the supernova Kill Zone
A new study claims the kill zone around a supernova could be as great as 50 light years – meaning any star that blew up within 50 light years of Earth could cause a mass extinction event. The study also found some tantalizing hints that even far more distant supernovae may have changed human evolution forever.
*Hundreds of new planets discovered
Scientists using NASA's planet hunting Kepler space telescope have announced the discovery of hundreds of new exoplanets – planets orbiting stars other than the Sun. The 219 new exoplanetary candidates, brings the total number discovered by Kepler to a staggering 4 thousand and 34.
*Quark-gluon plasma detected during proton-proton collisions.
Scientists studying collisions in the world’s largest atom smasher have detected hints of an extreme state of matter called a Quark Gluon plasma – some of the first material to form in the big bang 13.8 billion years ago. The observation is the first time Quark-Gluon plasma has been created through proton-proton collisions.
*Stratolaunch shows off its new mega aircraft
Stratolaunch has shown off its new mega plane – a giant twin fuselage six engined aircraft designed to launch rockets into space. The 227 tonne aircraft has a wingspan of 117 metres and an all up take-off weight of 545 tonnes.
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