Nov. 8, 2019

82: Stars Stick In Families

82: Stars Stick In Families

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*SpaceTime 20191108 Series 22 Episode 82

 *New Gaia data shows stars stick in families

New data shows that newborn stars don’t simply drift away from their stellar nurseries – but rather stick together in long-lasting, string-like groups.

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*This week’s Transit of Mercury

The transit of Mercury happens this month on Remembrance day - November 11 as the tiny innermost world of our solar system crosses the face of the Sun. The rare event only happens 13 times a century.


*What could be the Solar System’s smallest dwarf planet

Astronomers have spotted what might well be the smallest dwarf planet in the solar system.

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*Gigantic Jet spotted

A pilot flying at 35 thousand feet over the Gulf of Mexico managed to video a rare upwards shooting lightning bolt called a gigantic jet.


*The Science Report

New study exposes how petrochemical multinationals denied the science of climate change. 

Youngest kids in class more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD.

Smoking now costing the Australian community almost 137 billion dollars a year.

Archaeologists uncover a 2000 year old pilgrimage road used by Jews in Jerusalem.

Good news for coffee drinkers.

The National Health & Medical Research Council releases its finished draft report on homeopathy.


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