April 12, 2017

28: Three new Fast Radio Bursts discovered - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 28

28: Three new Fast Radio Bursts discovered - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 28

The Astronomy and Space Science News Podcast


Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) *Three new Fast Radio Bursts discovered Astronomers have used one of Australia’s almost forgotten radio telescopes to discover three new Fast Radio Bursts -- mysterious nanosecond long flashes of energy which have so far defied any explanation. The team made the discovery using the old Molonglo radio telescope 40 kilometres from Canberra. *Astronomers identify purest, most massive brown dwarf Astronomers have discovered the most massive brown dwarf ever seen. The record breaking object, known as SDSS J0104+1535 has the purest composition of any brown dwarf ever observed. *Event Horizon telescope deployed to study black holes Astronomers have deployed a powerful array of telescopes to undertake the first ever detailed image of the black hole at the centre of our galaxy. The Event Horizon Telescope is an international joint effort to link some of the world’s most powerful radio telescopes to examine Sagittarius A Star -- a supermassive black hole some 4.3 million times the mass of our Sun – located some 27 thousand light years away – in the galactic centre. *New Horizons already halfway from Pluto to its next target Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft is now halfway from its close encounter with Pluto to its flyby of Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69. The probe will encounter the distant world on January 1st 2019. *Biggest wave ever recorded The World Meteorological Organization have announced confirmation of the biggest wave ever detected – measuring some 19 metres or 62.3 feet tall as tall as a six story building. The record breaking wave formed in the North Atlantic Ocean between the United Kingdom and Iceland. 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

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