June 22, 2018

49: Mystery Objects & The Supermassive Black Hole

49: Mystery Objects & The Supermassive Black Hole

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*Mystery objects discovered near supermassive black hole** Astronomers have discovered several bizarre objects at the galactic centre that are concealing their true identity behind a smokescreen of dust; they look like gas clouds but behave like stars. 

*Life rebounded within a few years after the dinosaur-killing asteroid hit

* A new study claims life quickly returned to the dinosaur-killing KT boundary event asteroid impact site. 

*New Kepler mission. NASA former planet-hunting Kepler space telescope is on a new mission studying the secrets of open star clusters 

*SpaceX celebrates eight years with a spectacular night launch** SpaceX marked the eighth anniversary of the first successful launch of a Falcon 9 rocket with spectacular night launch of its Falcon 9 off the same launch pad. Youtube video URL: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2274&v=2hcM5hqQ45s](https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2274&v=2hcM5hqQ45s) 

*Japan’s latest spy satellite takes to the skies, Japan has launched another spy satellite to keep an eye on its aggressive neighbours North Korea and China. 

*China launches new weather satellite. China has successfully launched a new advanced weather satellite into geostationary orbit.

*i-Space and OneSpace both undertake their maiden flights** China is seeing an influx of private companies trying to cash in on the growing commercial satellite launch market. Two new companies i-Space and OneSpace have each carried out sub orbital test flights from opposite ends of the country. 

*The Science Report. High blood pressure linked to dementia in later life. Iconic Baobabs mysteriously dying. Intel launches its powerful new Core i7-8086K CPU. Bluetongue lizards use their tongues to avoid being eaten 

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