SpaceTime with Stuart Gary 16 Aug 2018, 11:01 UTC Parker Solar Probe launches on a mission to touch the Sun: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has successfully blasted into space on a historic mission to explore the Sun’s Corona. A mysterious monster from the early universe: Astronomers have discovered a massive, inactive galaxy located more than 12.15 billion light-years away.
NASACast 10 Aug 2018, 03:10 UTC A TOOL THAT HELPED GUIDE SAILORS ACROSS VAST OCEANS FOR CENTURIES IS NOW BEING PUT TO THE TEST IN SPACE. THE CREW HAS BEEN TESTING OUT A SEXTANT, A DEVICE WITH A SMALL TELESCOPE-LIKE SIGHT THAT CAN TAKE PRECISE MEASUREMENTS BETWEEN PAIRS OF STARS. THESE WERE ACTUALLY USED IN THE EARLY DAYS OF HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT ON PROGRAMS LIKE GEMINI AND APOLLO, AND MISSION PLANNERS ARE ONCE AGAIN LOOKING AT HOW THEY COULD BE USED FOR EMERGENCY NAVIGATION NEEDS ON DEEP-SPACE EXPLORATION VEHICLES LIKE ORION.
StarDate Online 9 Aug 2018, 05:00 UTC The south pole isn’t a very pleasant place to live, especially during the winter. It’s dark for six months, and temperatures average about 70 below zero. Yet those conditions make it a great place for astronomy. And scientists are taking advantage of those conditions now, during the last couple of months of southern winter.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary 1 Aug 2018, 11:27 UTC Liquid water discovered under the Martian south pole: A huge subsurface liquid water lake has been detected near the Martian south pole. Mars Opportunity Rover could be in trouble: There are growing concerns about the safety of NASA's Mars Opportunity rover. Finding the foundations for massive stars: A new study has found that the collapse of molecular gas and dust clouds to create new stars occurs far more quickly than previously thought.
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59: Discrepancies infect the standard model of cosmology - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 5927 Jul 2018, 11:44 UTC Discrepancies continue to infect the standard model of cosmology: Astronomers trying to work out how fast the universe is expanding -- still can’t agree on a key figure in the standard model of cosmology – known as the Hubble Constant.
ESOcast 26 Jul 2018, 12:00 UTC Observations made with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time revealed the effects predicted by Einstein’s general relativity on the motion of a star passing through the extreme gravitational field near the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way. This long-sought result represents the climax of a 26-year-long observation campaign using ESO’s telescopes in Chile.