March 5, 2021

The Most Distant Black Hole Ever Seen

The Most Distant Black Hole Ever Seen

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.
*SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 24 Episode 24
*The most distant black hole ever seen

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.

*SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 24 Episode 24

*The most distant black hole ever seen

Astronomers have set a new record for the most distant quasar ever found. The quasar dating back some 13.13 billion years is 1000 times more luminous than the Milky Way, and is powered by the earliest known supermassive black hole – a monster more than 1.6 billion times the mass of the Sun.

*Mars Helicopter phones home

NASA’s Mars Ingenuity Helicopter has phoned mission managers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena California to let them know it arrived safely on the red planet.

*A successful test of a revolutionary new rocket engine.

An Australian developed rotating detonation engine has been successfully tested by RMIT.

*Starliner test flight now slated for April

April second has been slated as the potential launch date for the second Orbital Flight Test of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station.

*March Skywatch

The Vernal equinox, the constellations Taurus the bull and Leo the lion are among the highlights of the March night skies.

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