April 2, 2021

Is the Nearest Star Cluster to the Sun being Destroyed by Dark Matter?

Is the Nearest Star Cluster to the Sun being Destroyed by Dark Matter?

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 24 Episode 36
*Is the nearest star cluster to the Sun being destroyed by dark matter?
Data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia star mapping satellite has reve...


The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 24 Episode 36

*Is the nearest star cluster to the Sun being destroyed by dark matter?

Data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia star mapping satellite has revealed tantalising evidence that the Hyades open star cluster -- the nearest star cluster to the Sun -- is being destroyed by the gravitational influence of a massive but unseen structure in our galaxy.

*More air leaks in the Russian section of the space station

The crew aboard the International Space Station have once again resorted to using tea leaves to try and find more air leaks in the Russian Zvezda module.

*Starlink reaches over 1300 satellites

SpaceX has launched another 60 Starlink satellites as it continues to build its record setting broadband constellation.

*April Skywatch

The star nearest the Sun, The Southern Cross, and the Lyrids meteor shower.

 

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