Oct. 9, 2019

73: Andromeda’s Violent History

73: Andromeda’s Violent History

The Astronomy and Space Science News Podcast

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary S22E73

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*Andromeda’s violent history

Astronomers have pieced together the cannibalistic past of our neighbouring large galaxy Andromeda, which has now set its sights on the Milky Way as its next main course.    

*How old are Saturn’s rings

A team of researchers has reignited the debate about the age of Saturn’s rings with a study that dates the rings as most likely to have formed early in the solar system.   

*Orion Launch Abort System test success

NASA has carried out a successful test of its new Orion capsule’s launch abort system.   

*New Crew arrives on station

It’s getting crowded aboard the International Space Station with the usual six-person crew temporarily boosted to nine following the arrival of a Soyuz capsule carrying three new cosmonauts.   

*China launches satellite

Beijing has launched a new meteorological satellite.   

*The Science Report

Planet Earth has just experienced its hottest five year period on record.

A huge iceberg the size of Greater Sydney has carved off the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

A new study warns that men with breast cancer are far more likely to die than women.

Paleontologists have unearthed a new Australian pterodactyl species.

New evidence shows that rather than being aloof – cats get very attached to their humans.   

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