Episodes

A Close Encounter with the Planet Mercury

July 1, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 72 *A close encounter with the planet Mercury The BepiColombo spacecraft has just undertaken its second close flyby of the planet Mercury. *Parker Solar Probe Completes 12th Perihelion NASA’s …

Dead Star Caught Ripping Up Its Planetary System

June 29, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 71 *Dead star caught ripping up its planetary system Astronomers have been given a sobering glimpse of the ultimate fate of planet Earth as they watched a Sun like star at the end of its life ri…

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Monster Black Hole Discovery

June 27, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 70 *Monster black hole discovery Astronomers have discovered a supermassive black hole that’s consuming as much mass as the planet Ear…

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Detecting Invisible Monsters Floating Unseen In Space

June 24, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 69 *Detecting invisible monsters floating unseen in space Astronomers may have discovered the first free-floating black hole in the Milky Way galaxy – an invisible monster devouring anything tha…

Guest: Tim Mendham

GAIA’s Long Awaited Third Data Release

June 22, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 68 *A treasure trove of galactic information in GAIA’s long awaited third data release The European Space Agency has finally published the long awaited GAIA mission third data release. The findi…

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Evidence That Earth’s Inner Core Oscillates

June 20, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 67 *Evidence that Earth’s inner core oscillates Scientists have discovered that the Earth’s inner core oscillates, contradicting previ…

Guest: Tim Mendham

Mars Probe MAVEN Back In Service

June 17, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 66 *Mars probe MAVEN back in service following a major glitch NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is finally back in operation after defaulting into an emergency safety mode in February. Mission managers ev…

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Aren’t About To Flip

June 15, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 65 *New study says Earth’s magnetic poles aren’t about to flip A new study claims the South Atlantic Anomaly -- a mysterious region where the Earth’s geomagnetic field strength is decreasing rap…

Strange Neutron Star Discovered In Stellar Graveyard

June 13, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 64 *Strange neutron star discovered in stellar graveyard Astronomers have discovered a mysterious new type of neutron star. The star n…

New Evidence On Earth Of An Ancient Supernova

June 10, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 63 *New evidence on Earth of an ancient supernova New chemistry forensics suggests that a meteorite named Hypatia which was discovered in the Egyptian desert might be the first tangible evidence…

Astronomers Find Hidden Trove of Massive Black Holes

June 8, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 62 *Astronomers find hidden trove of massive black holes Astronomers have discovered a previously overlooked treasure trove of large black holes hiding deep inside dwarf galaxies. The newly dis…

A Successful Test Of The New Phoenix Rocket Engine

June 6, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 61 *A successful test of the new Phoenix rocket engine Gilmour Space Technologies says it’s still aiming to undertake an orbital test …

Strange New Readings From Voyager 1 In Interstellar Space

June 3, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 60 *Strange new readings from Voyager 1 in interstellar space While the Voyager 1 spacecraft continues to return science data and otherwise operate as normal, the mission team is searching for t…

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The Sun As You've Never Seen It Before

June 1, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 59 *The Sun as you've never seen it before Powerful flares, breathtaking views across the solar poles, and a curious solar "hedgehog" are among the treasure-trove of spectacular images and data …

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Has An Ancient Doorway Been Found On Mars – Well No!

May 30, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 58 *Has an ancient doorway been found on Mars – well no! NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has taken an image of what looks like a doorway leading into a secret alien temple hidden in a cliff face on …

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Do Black Holes Flip Their Poles?

May 20, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 57 *Do black holes flip their poles? Astronomers have just witnessed a rare and enigmatic event which may be the first evidence of a supermassive black hole flipping its poles and reversing pola…

The Biggest Marsquake Ever Recorded

May 18, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 56 *The biggest Marsquake ever recorded Astronomers have detected the largest marsquake ever recorded on the red planet. *Psyche miss…

First Image Of The Milky Way’s Central Black Hole

May 16, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 55 *First image of the Milky Way’s central black hole Astronomers have unveiled the first ever direct image of Sagittarius A* the supe…

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Scientists Want To Probe Uranus

May 13, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 54 *Scientists want to probe Uranus Astronomers are recommending a new mission to explore the ice giant Uranus. The push comes thanks to a planetary alignment which would allow a spacecraft to …

Why The Moon's Near And Far Sides Look So Different

May 11, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 53 *Why the Moon’s near and far sides look so different A new study supports earlier claims that the dichotomy between the lunar near and far side was caused by a colossal ancient impact billion…

A New Type Of Stellar Explosion

May 9, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 52 *A new type of stellar explosion Astronomers have discovered a new kind of stellar explosion that could be commonplace in the unive…

Solar Storm Triggers Radio Blackouts

April 29, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 51 *Solar storm triggers radio blackouts in Australia A severe X1.1 class solar flare erupting from the surface of the Sun has caused strong shortwave radio blackouts across Australia, the Weste…

Earths Seafloor Spreading Slowing Down

April 27, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 50 *Seafloor spreading slowing down A new study claims that sea floor spreading of the Earth’s tectonic plates along the planet’s mid …

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Why Venus Rotates So Slowly And In The Wrong Direction

April 25, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 49 *Why Venus rotates so slowly and in the wrong direction A new study suggests the planet Venus is gravitationally tidally locked to …

Guest: Tim Mendham