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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*The smallest star ever discovered
Astronomers have identified what could be the smallest star ever discovered. The star -- called EBLM J0555-57Ab -- was detected in a triple star system located some 600 light years away in the Southern Hemisphere constellation Pictor the painter.
*New brown dwarf discovered
Citizen scientists have helped NASA identify a never before seen Brown Dwarf. The discovery is the first was made as part of NASA’s Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 citizen science project.
*Why black holes only come two sizes
A new study may have finally answered a question which has been puzzling astronomers and physicists for half a century – namely why black holes only seem to come in two sizes -- stellar mass and supermassive. What’s happened to all the intermediate sized black holes – those with a few thousand times the Sun’s mass. Now a new study has come up with a possible answer – time.
*Strange signals from outer space
Astronomers at the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico have detected strange signals originating from a nearby star system. The mysterious radio signals appear to be coming from Ross 128 a small red dwarf star about 11 light years away.
*The Larsen C trillion tonne iceberg
A one trillion tonne iceberg - one of the biggest ever recorded -- has calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica. The 5800 square kilometre chunk of ice – now named A68 – is twice the size of the Australian Capital Territory, as large as the US state of Delaware and contains twice the volume of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes.
*SpaceX launches its heaviest geostationary orbital payload yet
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has successfully launched the heaviest payload ever carried by the company into geostationary orbit. The 6070 kilogram Inmarsat-5 F4 telecommunications satellite is at the top end of the Falcon 9’s lift capabilities..
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Rated 5 out of
Informative and utterly enjoyable!
Listening for years now and a big fan. Stuart presents so eloquently about astrophysical subjects, while stimulating the imagination and keeping you informed. Top notch!
Date published: 2017-06-24