Episodes

Artemis 1 Homeward Bound

Dec. 5, 2022

*Artemis 1 on its way home NASA’s Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft is on its way home after completing its distant retrograde lunar orbit around the Moon. *More possible organic compounds found in Mars crater rocks Scientists a…

Are the Sun’s Solar Cycles Getting Weaker

Dec. 2, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 130 *Are the Sun’s solar cycles getting weaker New computer modelling suggests the Sun’s 11 year solar cycle is getting weaker, and scientists aren’t sure how that will affect the Earth. *New N…

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Are We Seeing the First Light in the Universe?

Nov. 30, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 129 *Are we seeing the first light in the universe The Webb Space Telescope is now unveiling what could be light from the very first stars in the universe – revealing a very rich cosmos where th…

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Orion’s Historic Journey Around the Moon

Nov. 28, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 128 *Orion’s historic journey around the Moon NASA’s Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft has arrived safely in lunar orbit and has now well into its distant retrograde orbit which is taking the mission s…

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How Black Holes Control Star Formation

Nov. 25, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 127 *How black holes control star formation New observations using NASA’s Webb Space Telescope are showing astronomers how black holes control star formation in galaxies. *Euclid completes ther…

Hubble Captures Three Faces of an Evolving Supernova

Nov. 23, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 126 *Hubble captures three faces of an evolving supernova NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has images three different moments at once in a far-off supernova explosion that happened 11 billion years…

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Lift off : NASA’s Artemis-1 Mega Rocket Launches Orion to Moon

Nov. 21, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 125 *Lift off NASA’s Artemis-1 Mega Rocket Launches Orion to Moon The world’s most powerful rocket NASA’s Space Launch System has successfully blasted into orbit on its maiden flight. The specta…

Guest: Tim Mendham

Sharpest Image Ever of Universe's Most Massive Known Star

Nov. 18, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 124 *Sharpest image ever of universe’s most massive known star Astronomers have taken their best image yet of the most massive known star in the universe. *The Martian crust is more complex and…

Data Suggests Magnetars Have Solid Surfaces

Nov. 16, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 123 *Data suggests Magnetars have solid surfaces A signature in the X-ray light emitted by a highly magnetised neutron star known as a magnetar suggests the star has a solid surface with no atmo…

Mysterious Cosmic Radiation Storms Targeting the Earth

Nov. 14, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 122 *Mysterious cosmic radiation storms targeting the Earth Mystery continues to surround a series of strange cosmic radiation storms …

NASA to Continue with the Psyche Mission Despite Software Issues

Nov. 11, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 121 *NASA to continue with the Psyche mission despite software issues NASA has decided to go forward with its Psyche mission with a new launch window opening on October 10, 2023. *Searching for…

Largest Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Detected in Eight Years

Nov. 9, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 120 *Largest potentially hazardous asteroid detected in eight years Astronomers have detected three near Earth asteroids hiding in the glare of the Sun including a one and a half kilometre wide …

Giant Asteroid Discovered Just a Day Before it Flew Past the Earth

Nov. 7, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 119 *Giant asteroid discovered just a day before it flew past the Earth Astronomers discovered a huge asteroid as big as a sky scraper…

Curiosity Reaches a Key Target

Nov. 4, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 118 *Curiosity reaches a key target NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover finally arrived at a long sought after target on its journey to climb the red planet’s Mount Sharp. *NASA orders more Orion Space…

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A Major Blow in the Search for Life on Other Worlds

Nov. 2, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 117 *A major blow in the search for life on other worlds Planetary scientists have suffered a significant setback in their search for exoplanets with life – discovering an Earth like planet with…

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NASA’s Dragonfly Mission to the Distant World of Titan

Oct. 31, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 116 *NASA’s Dragonfly mission to the distant world of Titan NASA have undertaken a major survey of the Saturnian moon Titan’s Selk cra…

Guest: Tim Mendham

Discovery of Two Interstellar Objects Which Reached the Earth

Oct. 28, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 115 *Discovery of two interstellar objects which reached the Earth Astronomers have confirmed that two meteors which burned up in Earth’s atmosphere were both alien visitors from interstellar s…

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Over 30 Thousand Near Earth Asteroids Now Discovered

Oct. 26, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 114 *Over 30 thousand near Earth Asteroids now discovered Astronomers have reached a major milestone with the discovery of the thirty thousandth near Earth asteroid. *NASA's Lucy spacecraft swo…

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Discovery of the Nearest Black Hole to Earth

Oct. 24, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 113XX *Discovery of the nearest black hole to Earth Astronomers have discovered the nearest black hole to Earth. *How galaxies grow f…

New Evidence for Liquid Water Beneath Martian Ice Cap

Oct. 21, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 112 *New evidence for liquid water beneath the Martian south polar ice cap Scientists have revealed new evidence for the possible existence of liquid water beneath the south polar ice cap of Mar…

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Best View Yet of the Birth of a Black Hole

Oct. 19, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 111 *Astronomers have been given one of their best views yet of the birth of a black hole Astronomers have been given one of their best views yet of the birth of one of the universe’s most infam…

Scientists Change an Asteroid's Orbit

Oct. 17, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 110 *Scientists change an asteroid’s orbit. Scientists have altered the orbit of a celestial object for the first time in history. *H…

Something has Dropped off the Mars Helicopter in Mid Flight

Oct. 14, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 109 *Something has dropped off the Mars helicopter in mid flight NASA have detected something falling off their Mars Ingenuity helicopter during its latest flight. *Testing the new SWOT satelli…

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Stunning New Images of the Jovian Ice Moon Europa

Oct. 12, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 108 *Stunning new images of the Jovian ice moon Europa NASA’s Juno spacecraft has completed its close flyby of the Jovian ice moon Europa capturing stunning close-up images which are raising mor…