Sept. 25, 2019

71: The Day The Dinosaurs Died

71: The Day The Dinosaurs Died

The Astronomy and Space Science News Podcast

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary S22E71

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*What the geologic record tells us about the day the dinosaurs died

A new study has provided scientists with their most detailed look yet at the events which ended the age of dinosaurs – creating one of the Earth’s worst-ever mass extinction events.

*Asteroid triggered ice age changed life on Earth forever

Scientists have found that a cataclysmic collision in the main asteroid belt 466 million years ago eventually lead to a major ice age on Earth which changed the evolution of life on the planet forever.  

*Most massive neutron star ever detected

Astronomers have discovered the most massive neutron star ever detected.  

*Meteor spotted over southern Australia

A meteor has flashed across the evening skies of Victoria, Tasmania, and southern New South Wales.  

*A blacker black

Remember Vantablack – the blackest black ever made – so dark that it would absorb 99.96% of all visible light that hit it.  

*China launches three new satellites

China has launched a new Earth observation satellite.  

*The Science Report

A new study finds air pollution can enter the placenta.

Victoria’s conservation reserves are failing to protect threatened species.

Software issues prevented skype from working correctly through Microsoft operating systems.

Using the cold of space to generate light.

A new study shows different dog breeds look to their owners for help to different degrees.

One of the world’s leading consumer electronics shows held in Berlin.  

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