July 19, 2021

New Type of Ancient Massive Explosion Explains Mystery Star

New Type of Ancient Massive Explosion Explains Mystery Star

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 82

*New type of ancient massive explosion explains mystery star

A massive explosion ten times more powerful than a supernova - known as a magneto-rotational hypernova -- could provide the power to produce one of the most mysterious stars in the galaxy.

*The Milky Way’s supermassive black hole has a snack

Astronomers have come up with two possibilities to explain a sudden outburst of activity from the Milky Way’s monster central black hole Sagittarius A*.

*Virgin Galactic’s fourth test flight

Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson has undertaken a successful sub orbital ballistic test light aboard the company’s VSS Unity rocket plane.

*Metal fatigue or micrometeor impact the likely cause of an ongoing leak aboard the International space station

An investigation by the Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos says the ongoing air leaks on the Zvezda module of the International Space station were most likely caused by either metal fatigue or micrometeor impact.

*The Science Report

A third of COVID-19 victims suffer long COVID.

Climate change is making heatwaves more likely.

A new species of iguanodon-like hadrosaur dinosaur discovered in Spain.

Beijing turning the disputed South China Sea into a cesspool of faeces.

Skeptic's guide to intelligent design.

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