Season 25

Martian Dust Storms // Solar Storm Damage // Dragon Arrival // Ariane 6 Update

Dec. 7, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 132 *Martian dust storms generate Earth like clouds ESA's Mars Express has revealed that Mars churns up surprisingly Earth-like cloud patterns that are reminiscent of those in our planet's tropi…

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…

Guest: Tim Mendham

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…

Guest: Tim Mendham

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…

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Dimorphous Grows a Massive Comet Like Impact Debris Tail

Oct. 10, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 107 *Dimorphous grows a massive comet like impact debris tail The DART spacecraft’s impact into the asteroid Dimorphous has generate…

JUNO Undertakes a Europa Flyby

Oct. 7, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 106 *JUNO undertakes a Europa flyby NASA's Juno spacecraft has undertaken a close flyby of the Jovian Ice moon Europa. *Planetary-scale heat wave discovered in Jupiter's atmosphere Astronomers…

Mercury’s Surface is Changing Rapidly

Oct. 5, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 105 *Mercury’s surface is changing rapidly A new study has found that the surface of the planet Mercury is changing rapidly. *Why it never pays to bet against Albert Einstein A new study once …

DART Spacecraft Hits Asteroid

Oct. 3, 2022

NASA’s DART or Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft has successfully slammed into an asteroid in what’s been described as the world’s first planetary defence technology demonstration mission.

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New and Puzzling Features of Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts

Sept. 30, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 103 *New and puzzling features of mysterious fast radio bursts Astronomers have detected strange never before seen signals originating from an already mysterious object called a Fast Radio Burst…

Guest: Tim Mendham

James Webb Space Telescope Develops a Serious Technical Problem

Sept. 28, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 102 *James Webb Space Telescope develops a serious technical problem NASA’s James Webb space telescope has developed a problem with a …

Bad Weather Scrubs a Third Launch Attempt for the World’s Most Powerful Rocket

Sept. 26, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 101 *Bad weather scrubs a third launch attempt for the world’s most powerful rocket In a case of déjà vu all over again as NASA has be…

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Counting Down to Asteroid Collision

Sept. 23, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 100 *Counting down to asteroid collision NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test— or DART mission -- remains on target to crash into a potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroid on Monday. *Cont…

Guest: Tim Mendham

Dream Chaser Space Plane could be used as a Rapid Response Military Transport

Sept. 21, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 99 *Dream Chaser space plane could be used as a rapid response military transport Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser space plane will now begin flying cargo to the International Space Station for NASA…

Gamma Rays from Neighbouring Galaxy Related to Dead Stars

Sept. 19, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 98 *Gamma rays from neighbouring galaxy related to dead stars Astronomers say that a mysterious source of high energy gamma rays disco…

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Solar Orbiter Hit by a Massive Coronal Mass Ejection

Sept. 16, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 97 *Solar Orbiter hit by a massive Coronal Mass Ejection Earlier this month as The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter undertook its third flyby of the planet Venus it was hit by a massive co…

Guest: Tim Mendham
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Four-Billion-Year-Old Planetary Crust Found Under Western Australia

Sept. 14, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 96 *Four-billion-year-old planetary crust found under Western Australia Scientists have identified a four-billion-year-old piece of th…

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DART on Track for Asteroid Impact

Sept. 12, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 95 *DART on track for asteroid impact Later this month NASA’s Dart mission will slam into a tiny near-Earth asteroid orbiting a slight…

Guest: Tim Mendham
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The Sands of Mars are Green as well as Red

Sept. 9, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 94 *The Perseverance rover finds the sands of Mars are green as well as red The accepted view of Mars is red rocks and craters as far as the eye can see. But NASA’s Perseverance rover has found …

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Surfing Venus’s Atmosphere

Sept. 7, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 93 *Europe’s EnVision spacecraft to surf Venus’s atmosphere The European Space Agency’s EnVision mission to Venus being developed to perform high-resolution radar mapping and atmospheric studies…

NASA Postpones Future Artemis 1 Launch Attempts

Sept. 5, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 92 *NASA postpones future Artemis 1 launch attempts following another scrub NASA has decided to postpone any future launch attempts fo…

Astronomy Daily the Podcast - Sampler Edition - Working Together

Sept. 3, 2022

Welcome to a sampler edition of our new Astronomy & Space Science News podcast, Astronomy Daily - the Podcast. Hosted by Andrew Dunkley (one half of the Space Nuts podcast) and his feisty AI Assistant/Newsreader Hailley. …

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Was There a Second Dinosaur Killing Asteroid Impact?

Aug. 31, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 91 *Was there a second dinosaur killing asteroid impact Scientists have discovered a massive asteroid impact crater in the North Atlan…

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The Red Supergiant Betelgeuse Blows Its Top

Aug. 26, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 90 *The red supergiant Betelgeuse blows it top Astronomers say the sudden dimming of the semi-regular variable red supergiant star Bet…

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The Ongoing Search for Dark Matter

Aug. 17, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 89 *The ongoing search for Dark Matter Scientists have placed new limits on where the mysterious invisible substance known as dark mat…

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New Record for the Most Distant and Earliest Galaxy Ever Seen

Aug. 10, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 88 *New record for the most distant and earliest galaxy ever seen Astronomers have just set another new record for the most distant an…

NASA Sending Two More Choppers to Mars

Aug. 5, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 87 *NASA to send two more choppers to Mars for sample return mission. NASA says its Mars Ingenuity helicopter has been so successful, two more will be built and sent to the red planet to help wi…

Another Russian Promise to Leave the International Space Station

Aug. 3, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 86 *Another Russian promise to leave the International Space Station Russia have again announced plans to quit the International Space Station sometime after 2024. *ExoMars launch date moved to…

Has James Webb Already Found Some of the Earliest Galaxies in the Universe

Aug. 1, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 85 *Has James Webb already found some of the earliest galaxies in the universe? Astronomers are speculating that NASA’s new James Webb…

You’ll Need to Dig Deep to Find Life on Mars

July 29, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 84 *New studies suggest you’ll need to dig deep to find life on Mars A new study has confirmed that future Mars rovers will need to drill at least two metres below the red planet’s surface to fi…