Hi...Stuart with the Show Notes for Series 19 Episode 35:
*Universe expanding faster than expected could hint at another dark force in nature
The most precise measurements ever taken of how fast the universe is expanding show its rate of expansion is nine percent greater than expected – a finding that hints at another yet to be discovered dark force in nature. The findings provide new clues about how the universe will end.
*Stellar cannibalism transforms star into brown dwarf
Astronomers have discovered a new method of making brown dwarf stars. The new research shows that brown dwarfs can form when normal stars lose too much mass through processes such as stellar cannibalism.
*New Horizons studies new Kuiper Belt object
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has observed a 145-kilometrer wide Kuiper Belt object orbiting more than 5 billion kilometres from the Sun. The probes observations have revealed new details about this distant remnant of the early solar system.
*NASA's Juno Spacecraft Crosses Jupiter/Sun Gravitational Boundary
NASA's Juno spacecraft has crossed the Jupiter/Sun Gravitational Boundary an important milestone in its mission to study the solar system’s largest planet. Once in orbit, the spacecraft will spend at least 20 months circling the Jovian world 37 times, skimming to within 4300 kilometers above the planet's cloud tops.
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