Aug. 6, 2021

Ingenuity Scopes Out the Road Ahead on Mars

Ingenuity Scopes Out the Road Ahead on Mars

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 90

*Ingenuity scopes out the road ahead on Mars

Scientists studying NASA’s Mars Ingenuity helicopter’s ninth flight have revealed a spectacular landscape of dunes and ancient rocky outcrops spread across the dried river delta and lakebed of Jezero Crater.

*Dark matter slowing the spin of the Milky Way's central bar

A new study claims the rotation of the Milky Way's galactic bulge has slowed by about a quarter since its formation due to dark matter.

*New observations test the Standard Model of particle physics

Scientists with the world’s largest atom smasher – the Large Hadron Collider at CERN have observed the simultaneous creation of three massive W bosons for the first time.

*SkyWatch August

Coming up on August Skywatch we look at the red supergiant Antares, Barnard’s star – the second nearest star system to the Sun, and the annual Perseids meteor shower.

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