Aug. 30, 2021

Saturn - Fuzzy to the Core

Saturn - Fuzzy to the Core

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 97

*New observations say Saturn’s core is fuzzy

A new study has concluded that Saturn’s core is a fuzzy diffuse soup of ice, rock, and metallic fluids rather than a solid ball of rock.

*Extraterrestrial radioactive isotopes discovered on Earth

Scientists are needing to rethink the possible origin of some of the heaviest elements on the periodic table following the discovery of plutonium-244 alongside radioactive iron-60 in oceanic crust.

*Moon mission delayed by at least a year

NASA’s hopes of sending humans back to the lunar surface in 2024 have just been dashed because of delays in the new spacesuits being developed for the mission.

*We’ve just had a Blue Moon – or did we?

In case you missed it – the full moon on Sunday, August 22nd was a "Blue Moon" according to the original - but not the most popular - definition of the term.

*The Science Report

July had gone down in history as the hottest month ever recorded on Earth.

A new study warns that vaping impacts your body from the very first drag.

Swiss researchers have set a new record for the famous mathematical constant Pi.

Skeptic's guide to phrenology and zombie science

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