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67: Earth’s ingredients are fairly typical

21 Sep 2018, 12:27 UTC
67: Earth’s ingredients are fairly typical
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The world’s premier astronomy and space science podcast.Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). *Earth’s ingredients are fairly typicalA new study looking at material around distant stars suggests Earth’s ingredients are fairly typical. The findings are based on spectroscopic observations of 18 different planetary systems around white dwarfs up to 456 light years away.*Astronomers blown away by historic stellar blastAstronomers have used light echoes to study a 170 year old stellar eruption which briefly produced the second brightest star in Earth’s skies – out shone only by the Sun. The spectacular explosion was created by a nearby binary star system known as Eta Carinae.*Opportunity remains silentThere’s still no word from NASA’s heroic little Mars rover Opportunity. Oppy went silent on June 10 as the red planet was enveloped in a global dust storm.*Indonesia launches new satelliteSpaceX have launched a new Indonesian Telecommunications satellite using the new Block 5 version of their Falcon 9 rocket.*The Science ReportModerate rather than low or high carb diets linked to lowest risk of mortality.Boxers are best for a high sperm count.Monster shark fossils discovered on Victoria’s surf coast.Evolution rather than creationism or intelligent design gets the nod from students.Skeptics guide to latest fake news on cell phone cancer link.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), Google Podcasts, Stitcher, PocketCasts, Podbean, Radio Public, TuneIn Radio, google play, Spreaker, Spotify, Deezer etc or stream from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) RSS feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/4642443.rssWould you prefer to have access to the special commercial free version of SpaceTime? 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 audiobook 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

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