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SpaceTime 20180214 Series 21 Episode 12
*New galaxy survey measuring the expanding universe
Astronomers are undertaking the most detailed survey ever attempting to measure the current expansion rate of the universe. The study – known as the Taipan galaxy survey – will help scientists better determine the age and ultimate fate of the cosmos based on current and past expansion rates and those predicted for the future.
*Falcon Heavy blasts into history on a car trek beyond Mars
SpaceX has opened a new chapter in commercial deep space travel with the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket on its maiden flight.
Video URL at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbSwFU6tY1c
*One of the Milky Way’s first stars discovered
Astronomers have found one of the most primitive stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
*Earth survives two near misses
Planet Earth has just survived two near misses by near Earth asteroids. The two space rocks were discovered just a week before their close encounters with our planet.
*The Science Report
Why living or working near noisy roads may be harming your heart.
A new study warns that E-cigarettes cause DNA-damage in the heart, lungs, and bladder.
Meanwhile a separate study has found that E-cigarette flavors are toxic to white blood cells.
New DNA study of Blue whales in Australian waters.
Having a partner or close friend who thinks like you do isn’t a coincidence.
Alex on tech looks at next year’s introduction of the 5G telecommunications network.
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