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2: Solving the mystery of what came first? - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary S21E02

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2: Solving the mystery of what came first? - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary S21E02
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SpaceTime Series 21 Episode 02

 *Solving the mystery of what came first?

Astronomers may be a step closer to solving one of the greatest mysteries in astrophysics – which came first the galaxy – or the supermassive black hole at its centre. The problem is do galaxies form first from the accumulation of stars, globular clusters, and molecular gas and dust clouds -- with densities at the galactic centre eventually becoming so high it forms a black hole.

*Supermassive black hole stellar factory

Astronomers have discovered 11 newly formed infant protostars within three light years of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy. Black holes generate powerful gravitational tidal forces and intense ultraviolet and X-ray radiation – environments far more conducive to destroying stars rather than creating them.

*Mars may not be as dry as it seems

A new study suggests water on Mars is being absorbed by the red planet’s rocks like a sponge. The findings reported in the journal Nature suggest that Martian basalt rocks can hold up to 25 percent more water than similar basalts on Earth.

*SpaceX to launch Falcon Heavy shortly

After more than 12 years of planning and development Space X is finally getting ready to fly its new Falcon Heavy launch vehicle. The 70-metre-tall reusable rocket is based around three Falcon 9 common booster core stages -- mounted side by side in a similar fashion to the Delta 4 heavy -- from which it will take the title as the world’s most powerful operational launch vehicle.

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Help support SpaceTime : The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: http://www.cafepress.com/spacetime Thank you.

Plus: As a part of the SpaceTime family, you can get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com

Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com

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If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you…

#astronomy #space #science #technology #news #astrophysics #NASA #mars #SpaceXStream on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly).

SpaceTime Series 21 Episode 02

 *Solving the mystery of what came first?

Astronomers may be a step closer to solving one of the greatest mysteries in astrophysics – which came first the galaxy – or the supermassive black hole at its centre. The problem is do galaxies form first from the accumulation of stars, globular clusters, and molecular gas and dust clouds -- with densities at the galactic centre eventually becoming so high it forms a black hole.

*Supermassive black hole stellar factory

Astronomers have discovered 11 newly formed infant protostars within three light years of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy. Black holes generate powerful gravitational tidal forces and intense ultraviolet and X-ray radiation – environments far more conducive to destroying stars rather than creating them.

*Mars may not be as dry as it seems

A new study suggests water on Mars is being absorbed by the red planet’s rocks like a sponge. The findings reported in the journal Nature suggest that Martian basalt rocks can hold up to 25 percent more water than similar basalts on Earth.

*SpaceX to launch Falcon Heavy shortly

After more than 12 years of planning and development Space X is finally getting ready to fly its new Falcon Heavy launch vehicle. The 70-metre-tall reusable rocket is based around three Falcon 9 common booster core stages -- mounted side by side in a similar fashion to the Delta 4 heavy -- from which it will take the title as the world’s most powerful operational launch vehicle.

For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode, visit: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetimeshownotes

Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes), audioBoom, Stitcher, PocketCasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, Spreaker, Castbox.fm etc

RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rss 

Would you prefer to have access to the special commercial-free version of SpaceTime? Plus get double episode editions...first? Help support the show, subscribe at Patreon....and share in the rewards. Details at www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary

Help support SpaceTime : The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: http://www.cafepress.com/spacetime Thank you.

Plus: As a part of the SpaceTime family, you can get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com

Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com

Join our mailing list at http://www.bitesz.com/join-our-mailing-list

For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Google+, Patreon and Spreaker:

Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary

twitter: @stuartgary

Tumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spacetimewithstuartgary/

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/cabtNB

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpBkuHSLfIRnliLB12HoC1QE0rwr8qRS

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary

Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/spacetime-with-stuart-gary-2017

If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you…

#astronomy #space #science #technology #news #astrophysics #NASA #mars #SpaceX

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