March 6, 2020

Mars: Rocking and Rolling on the Red Planet

Mars: Rocking and Rolling on the Red Planet

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SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 19

*Mars: rocking and rolling on the red planet

New data has revealed that Mars is very geologically active with regular marsquakes occurring across the red planet.


*Understanding the birth of atoms

A new study will use new three-dimensional supercomputer simulations to recreate the evolution of different types of stars to better understand the origin of the first atoms and elements on the periodic table.


*Looks like Betelgeuse has stopped dimming – at least for now

Weeks of speculation over whether the red supergiant star Betelgeuse is about to go supernova has finally been answered – with a firm no – at least for now.


*Earth’s new second moon

The Earth has a new moon. That’s in addition to our regular 3475 kilometre wide Moon Luna which is orbiting some 384,400 kilometres away.


*Fifth Starlink launch

SpaceX has launched another batch of 60 Starlink satellites.


*Long March 2D launches four satellites

A Chinese Long March-2D rocket has carried four new technology test satellites into space.


*The Science Report

Growing fears that the Covid-19 coronavirus is about to be declared a global pandemic.

Australia’s devastating bushfire catastrophe burnt out over 21 percent of Australian forests.

Does the tendency to have boys or girls run in families?

The giant bacteriophages that blur the line between viruses and bacteria.

New study says Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago.


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