Sept. 20, 2019

70: The Monster at the Centre of the Milky Way Is Getting Active

70: The Monster at the Centre of the Milky Way Is Getting Active

The Astronomy and Space Science News Podcast

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*The monster at the centre of the Milky Way is getting active

There’s growing evidence that the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy is getting more active. 

*Nitrogen explosions may have created lakes on Titan

New research suggests the lakes of liquid methane on Saturn’s largest moon Titan were probably formed by pressurized nitrogen exploding just below the moon’s surface. 

*Water detected for the first time on a potentially habitable planet

Water vapour has been detected for the first time in the atmosphere of a habitable zone exoplanet.

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*The Science Report

Short people may be at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Dolphins in the English Channel have some of the highest levels of mercury ever found.

Newly discovered species of pterosaur among the largest ever flying animals.

Dead Sea Scrolls still offering surprises.

Researchers studying playful behaviour in animals have taught rats to play hide and seek.

Dealing with science deniers. 

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