June 7, 2017

44: Third gravitational wave detection

44: Third gravitational wave detection

The Astronomy and Space Science News Podcast


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*Third gravitational wave detection Astronomers have confirmed that gravitational waves from colliding black holes have been detected for a third time. Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time caused by events such as the collision or merger of very massive objects such as black holes and neutron stars. 

*Juno mission reveals a whole new Jupiter The first science results from NASA’s Juno mission are portraying Jupiter as a complex and turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, and plunging storm systems traveling deep into the planet’s heart. Scientists also found that the solar system’s largest planet has a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the planet’s surface than previously thought. 

*Halos discovered on Mars widen time frame for potential life NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected high concentrations of silica halos in bedrock – indicating that the red planet had liquid water much longer than previously thought. The new findings dramatically widen the time frame for potential Martian life to have evolved. 

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