March 16, 2017

20: New date for first life on Earth

20: New date for first life on Earth

The Astronomy and Space Science News Podcast

'ns2pahz4' ns2pahz4 NB: This is the updated version of Episode 20 with the correct audio! Sorry about that... Stream Episodes on demand from or (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: 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: 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: Thank you. Plus: Get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from Just visit or click on the banner link at Email: Join our mailing list at For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: Google+: YouTube: Clammr: 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

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