Dec. 4, 2019

89: Massive Explosion Rocks the Centre of the Milky Way

89: Massive Explosion Rocks the Centre of the Milky Way

The Astronomy and Space Science News Podcast

SpaceTime 20191204 Series 22 Episode 89 

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*A massive explosion rocks the centre of the Milky Way

Astronomers have found evidence of a cataclysmic flare that exploded out from the centre of the Milky Way effecting the Magellanic stream linking our galaxy with two nearby dwarf galaxies 200,000 light-years away.


*Milky Way stealing galaxies from its neighbours

A new study has found that the Milky Way galaxy has been stealing satellite galaxies from a nearby galaxy known as the Large Magellanic Cloud.


*Global storms launch dust towers into the Martian sky

A new study suggests massive global dust storms on the red planet might provide a means of transporting Martian water into space.


*Ariane 5 ECA launches Intelsat 39 and EDRS-C

An Ariane 5 ECA heavy lift rocket has carried two new satellites into orbit. 


*Russia launches top secret spy satellite

Russia has launched a classified military surveillance satellite from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome 800 kilometres north of Moscow.


*China ramps up its rocket launch schedule

Meanwhile, China’s busy end of year launch schedule is continuing to ramp up without any signs of a let up in flights.


*The Science Report

The growing effects of climate change becoming more apparent.

Scientists use annual coral spawning to help restock the Great Barrier Reef.

Beijing using mass surveillance techniques to feed an algorithm to target people for investigation.

Archaeologists uncover mummified lion cubs in a necropolis south of Cairo.

People with manipulative tendencies more likely to believe in conspiracy theories.

Anti-vaxxers come up with a new con trick to discourage people from getting vaccinations.


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