June 11, 2021

A New Study of the Distant Oort Cloud

A New Study of the Distant Oort Cloud

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 66

*A new study of the distant Oort cloud

Astronomers have undertaken a new analysis of the Oort cloud – the sphere of some 100 billion comets and chunks of icy debris in interstellar space which is gravitationally bound to the Sun.

*Heavy metals found in comets for the first time

Two separate studies have found heavy metals in the atmospheres of comets.

*Ultraluminous X-ray sources retain their mystery

Astronomers studying a mysterious object known as an ultraluminous X-ray source. have detected unusual flaring activity.

*Flying Dragons in space

SpaceX has successfully launched a new supply mission to the International Space Station.

*The Science Report

Second hand smoke exposure as a child linked to a higher risk of ADHD symptoms.

People who get their news mostly through social media are less likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Scientists say what is now the world’s largest iceberg could be around for years.

Study claims the maximum possible age for humans could be between 120 - 150 years old.

Skeptic's guide to the Health Practitioners Regulation Agency review.

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