Dec. 7, 2020

Closer Than Thought

Closer Than Thought

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 131
Planet Earth closer to the supermassive black hole than previously thought


The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 131

*Planet Earth closer to the supermassive black hole than previously thought

A new study claims the Earth is some two thousand light years closer to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy than previously thought.

*Ancient megafloods on Mars

A new study suggests gigantic megafloods may have once covered the red planet’s surface -- even changing its climate.

*Arecibo telescope collapses

The Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico is gone.  It’s 900-tonne instrument platform, suspended by cables 140 metres above the centre of the dish has collapsed -- crashing through the parabolic dish below – destroying the structure beyond repair.

*The Science Report

2020 on track to become one of the world’s warmest years on record.

High blood pressure in mid-life linked to more extensive brain damage in the elderly.

A new study shows Tyrannosaurus Rex went through a unique teenage growth spurt.

Scientists create the smallest memory devices ever made.

Skeptics watch: The airline taking joy flights to the next level with claims of a magical spiritual experience.


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