SpaceTime with Stuart Gary 4 Oct 2017, 07:28 UTC Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) This episode of SpaceTime is bought to you by The Dollar Shave Club….look, feel and shave like a million bucks - without paying it. Try the club today...and please use our special link so they know you came from us…. www.dollarshaveclub.com/space Thank you… *Rare meteorite rocks scientific community A rare meteorite discovered by prospectors in far north Queensland (Australia) is providing new clues about the internal structures of large asteroids and possibly even some terrestrial planets. The 15 kilogram space rock was uncovered three years ago, about two metres below the surface, by a couple fossicking for gold with a metal detector. *New theory on the creation of supermassive black holes Scientists using computer simulations have shown how a supermassive black hole could be created from supersonic gas streams left over from the Big Bang. The findings reported in the journal Science, shows this simulated black hole could be the source of the birth and development of the largest and oldest supermassive black holes ever recorded. *Record setting comet NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the farthest active inbound comet ever seen. The comet, called C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS is still a whopping ...
StarDate Online 3 Oct 2017, 05:00 UTC The almost-full Moon is near the eastern edge of the constellation Aquarius tonight. That puts it just a few degrees from the most populous planetary system other than our own: Trappist-1. Unfortunately, the star at the center of the system is tiny and feeble, so it’s far too faint to see with the eye alone.
Are We Alone? 2 Oct 2017, 14:56 UTC Astronauts are made of the “right stuff,” but what about their spacesuits? NASA’s pressurized and helmeted onesies are remarkable, but they need updating if we’re to boldly go into deep space. Suiting up on Mars requires more manual flexibility, for example. Find out what innovative materials might be used to reboot the suit. Meanwhile, strange new materials are in the pipeline for use on terra firma: spider silk is kicking off the development of biological materials that are inspiring ultra-strong, economical, and entirely new fabrics. And, while flesh-eating bacteria may seem like an unlikely ally in materials science, your doctor might reach for them one day. The bacterium’s proteins are the inspiration for a medical molecular superglue. Plus, an overview of more innovative materials to come, from those that are 3D printed to self-healing concrete. Guests: Nicole Stott– Retired NASA astronaut, artist Dava Newman– Professor of Astronautics and Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Andrew Dent– Vice President of Library and Materials Research, Material ConneXion Mark Howarth– Biochemist, Oxford University Mark Miodownik– Materials scientist, University College London, author of “Stuff Matters; Exploring the Marvelous Materials that Shape Our Man-Made World”
Exposing PseudoAstronomy 1 Oct 2017, 12:00 UTC Three separate topics all tied together by a commonality: A little bit of something that you tend to only experience in space. First up is microgravity, then near-vacuum, and then what it means to have a temperature in space.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary 29 Sep 2017, 09:46 UTC Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) This episode is bought with the help of brilliant.org….math and science done right. Learn to think like a scientist with their carefully curated games and puzzles. Have fun learning… and help support SpaceTime by using this link so they know you came from us… www.brilliant.org/stuartgary Thank you…. *Fourth gravitational wave detection Astronomers have achieved a fourth gravitational wave detection of merging stellar mass black holes. The new discovery was a combined effort between the existing LIGO Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory detectors in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington together with the New European VIRGO detector near Pisa in Italy. *Discovery of a pitch black planet that eats light. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. ^New Pluto mission proposal NASA has received a new proposal for a surface mission to Pluto. The new plan would follow on from the highly successful New Horizons spacecraft which undertook ...
Astronomy.FM 29 Sep 2017, 00:13 UTC This Month Nick Evetts, Mary McIntyre and Neil Norman talk about the latest discoveries and current Comets and Welcome our Guest Christina Feliciano. BAA Comet Section page BAA Comet Section Visual Observations Page BAA YouTube Channel Project Alcock The Astronomer The Astronomer Youtube Channel The German Comet Group Seiichi Yoshida’s page Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia Comet chasing International Comet Quarterly Cometbase
StarTalk Radio 28 Sep 2017, 20:01 UTC What happens inside the brain of a great baseball hitter, and can it be taught? Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the subject with baseball vision trainer Dr. Bill Harrison, neuroscientist Prof. Aaron Seitz, and baseball analyst and former LA Dodgers GM Ned Colleti. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscience Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360 GooglePlay Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6kzjq SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/startalk_playing-with-science Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/startalk/playing-with-science NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/baseball-brain-training/