April 21, 2017

31: Discovery of a potential new dwarf planet

31: Discovery of a potential new dwarf planet

The Astronomy and Space Science News Podcast

Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly) * Discovery of a potential new dwarf planet A distant member of our solar system could be the latest in a growing group of celestial bodies known as dwarf planets. Measurements of 2014 UZ224 – and more informally known as DeeDee – indicates it’s roughly 635 kilometers wide -- large enough have sufficient mass to be self-gravitating – in other words round – one of the criteria necessary for astronomers to consider it a dwarf planet. *Record breaking pulsar neutron star system discovered Citizen scientists have helped astronomers discover an unusual record breaking double neutron star system. The findings will help scientists better understand and test Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity which explains the interaction of mass and the fabric of spacetime. *Three Australian Satellites launched on Cygnus cargo ship bound for Space Station Orbital’s seventh Cygnus Cargo ship has successfully blasted off on an Atlas V rocket carrying fresh supplies bound for the International Space Station. Included in the Cygnus AO-7 payload are three small Australian satellites to study the interactions between space weather and weather on Earth. 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 Apple Podcasts (formerly 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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