Season 26

S26E12: JWST Sees Clouds on Titan // The Red Planet’s Curiously Sized Sand Dunes // Spectacular Falcon Heavy Launch

Jan. 27, 2023

SpaceTime Series 26 Episode 12 *James Webb sees clouds on Titan NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has turned focus onto the giant Saturnian moon Titan finding fluffy clouds in its atmosphere. *The red planet’s curiously si…

S26E11: Martian Moon Phobos Starting to Tear Apart // Earth’s Latest Climate Report // Russian Rescue Mission

Jan. 25, 2023

SpaceTime Series 26 Episode 11 *Martian moon Phobos starting to tear apart A new study suggests the 22 kilometre wide Martian moon Phobos is showing the first signs of the process that will eventually tear it apart. *Planet …

S26E10: What Brought the Dwarf Planet Ceres to Life // Lonsdaleite in the Sky with Diamonds // Britain's Launch Failure

Jan. 23, 2023

SpaceTime Series 26 Episode 10 *What brought the dwarf planet Ceres to life A new study suggests radioactive decay of minerals could account for heat needed to drive active geology early in the history of the dwarf planet Ce…

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S26E09: Most Distant Stars in Our Galaxy // Enceladus Update // Starship Ready

Jan. 20, 2023

*Astronomers find the most distant stars in our galaxy halfway to Andromeda A new study shows the furthest reaches of the Milky Way galaxy – a region known as the galactic halo is so far away it almost touches the halo of ou…

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S26E08 - Discovering the Origin of the Solar Wind

Jan. 18, 2023

SpaceTime Series 26 Episode 8 *Discovering the origin of the solar wind Scientists with NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission have uncovered significant new clues about the origins of the solar wind – the continual stream of cha…

S26E07: Strange Signal

Jan. 16, 2023

SpaceTime Series 26 Episode 7 *Spinning stars shed new light on a strange signal coming from the galactic center Astronomers say a mysterious excess in gamma ray energy radiating out from the Milky Way’s galactic bulge which…

S26E06 - Big Blast on the Volcanic Moon IO

Jan. 13, 2023

*Big blast on the volcanic moon IO Astronomers has detected a massive eruption on the on the volcanic Jovian moon IO. *How the Sun’s activity influences deep space cosmic rays Astronomers have discovered how changes in the S…

S26E05: Explaining the Mysterious Fermi Bubbles at the Centre of the Milky Way

Jan. 11, 2023

SpaceTime Series 26 Episode 5 *Explaining the mysterious Fermi Bubbles at the centre of the Milky Way A new study has shown how the Fermi bubbles – a pair of massive gamma-ray emitting bubbles emanating from around the centr…

S26E04: Uncovering the Quantum Mysteries of Black Holes

Jan. 9, 2023

SpaceTime Series 26 Episode 4 *Uncovering the quantum mysteries of black holes A new study suggests that the universe’s most exotic objects -- black holes -- can have different masses simultaneously. *NASA’s angels do play t…

S26E03: Exotic Neutron Star // Japan Lunar Lander // SpaceX's Big Year // Earth Reaches Perihelion

Jan. 6, 2023

SpaceTime Series 26 Episode 3 *Have astronomers just found the most exotic type of neutron star ever seen? Astronomers have identified an unusually small neutron star that could be the first ever confirmed detection of a str…

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S26E02 - Where Did the First Quasars Come From? // Why the Southern Hemisphere is Stormier than the North // LeoLabs New Radar Station

Jan. 4, 2023

SpaceTime Series 26 Episode 2 *Where did the first quasars come from? New computer simulations reported in the current issue of Australian sky and Telescope Magazine suggest the universe’s first quasars probably originated f…

S26E01: How Spiral Galaxies Lose Their Arms // Ryugu Sheds New Light on Solar System’s History // Sun Mystery Solved?

Jan. 3, 2023

SpaceTime Series 26 Episode 1 *How spiral galaxies lose their arms A new study suggests spiral galaxies like our own galaxy the Milky Way lose their stunning spirals when they lose the molecular gas needed for star formation…