Aug. 14, 2019

59: Watching How Massive Stars Are Made

59: Watching How Massive Stars Are Made

Astronomers are studying an unusual stellar nursery which is rapidly collapsing and giving birth to massive stars.

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SpaceTime with Stuart Gary S22E59

*Watching how massive stars are made

Astronomers are studying an unusual stellar nursery which is rapidly collapsing and giving birth to massive stars.

*New tool to study the earliest galaxies

First light has been achieved using new technology designed to help astronomers determine the distances and ages of distant galaxies.

*SpaceX plans first astronaut flight before the end of the year

SpaceX says it hopes to fly its first crew aboard its new CrewFalcon2 capsule in December.

*Record third Dragon flight

SpaceX has delivered another two and a half tonnes of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station.

*Progress does a fast track rendezvous with the space station

A Russian Progress cargo ship carries 2.7 tonnes of food and supplies has successfully docked with the International Space Station after just two orbits.

*Russian military satellite launch

A new Russian military communication satellite has been launched aboard a Soyuz 2.1a rocket from the Plesetsk cosmodrome north of Moscow.

*Russian Meteor-M weather satellite launched

Russia has launched its new Meteor-M meteorological satellite together with 32 smaller satellite payloads.

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*The Science Report

The World Meteorological Organization says July was world's hottest month on record.

An alarming surge in drug resistant HIV.

Meanwhile, a new experimental mosaic HIV vaccine is about to begin trials.

Calls for more action to safeguard shark populations at risk from overfishing.

A new model to predict where on a volcano future eruptions are likely to occur.

Yellow tinted glasses don’t really help with night vision despite the ads.

Workers expanding a highway discover a hoard of two thousand year old ancient coins

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