Jan. 18, 2019

06: Brightest Quasar In the Early Universe

06:  Brightest Quasar In the Early Universe

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*Brightest quasar in the early universe

Astronomers have discovered the brightest object ever seen at a time when the universe was less than a billion years old.

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*Second nearest exoplanet could harbour life – maybe!

Scientists say Barnard b – a icy super Earth orbiting Barnard’s Star could still have the potential to harbour primitive life if it has a large, hot iron/nickel core and enhanced geothermal activity.

*The Great Melbourne Telescope celebrates 150 years

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Great Melbourne Telescope or GMT -- one of Australia’s earliest mega scientific endeavours.

*Blue Origin to begin flying space tourists this year

Blue Origin boss Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says the company will begin flying tourists into space this year – although tickets haven’t gone on sale just yet.

*The Science Report

Getting more than the recommended six to eight hours of sleep a day linked to cardiovascular disease.

New evidence that smoking dope causes structural and cognitive changes in teenage brains.

Bacteria stranded on the International Space Station are adapting to survive.

A new study claims female budgerigars find cleaver male budgies especially attractive.

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