Oct. 16, 2019

75: Galaxies Sitting In Serene Halos of Gas

75: Galaxies Sitting In Serene Halos of Gas

The Astronomy and Space Science News Podcast

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary S22E75

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*New discoveries show galaxies sit in serene halos of gas

Astronomers studying the origins of a mysterious cosmic blast known as a Fast Radio Burst have unexpectedly uncovered important clues about the properties of the vast halos of gas surrounding galaxies. 


*The Milky Way’s active galactic halo

A new study has discovered that the Milky Way galaxy is constantly exchanging matter with the neighbouring intergalactic medium. 


*The origins of the Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov 

A new study claims the recently discovered interstellar comet 2I Borisov probably came from a nearby binary system called Kruger 60.


*The 2019 Nobel Prizes awarded in Sweden 

The 2019 Nobel prize for physics has been awarded to James Peebles, Michel Mayor, and Didier Queloz. 


*Soyuz M-12 returns to Earth

A Russian Soyuz capsule has returned safely to Earth landing on the windswept Kazakhstan step following a 203 day mission to the International Space Station.  


Russia launches satellite on converted nuke missile  

Russia has launched a new gravitational Geodesy satellite into orbit.  

China launches two new BeiDou navigation satellites  

China has launched two new BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into orbit.  


*The Science Report

An Antarctic polar vortex driving Australia’s extreme hot dry conditions.

High visibility reflective safety vests found to cause first degree burns.

A new study looks at the suicidal thoughts and behaviours among LGBTIQ youth.

Archaeologists discover a 5,000-year-old city and a 7,000-year-old temple in northern Israel.

And bad news for chocolate lovers.


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