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09: Some of Earth’s Oldest Rocks Found on the Moon

31 Jan 2019, 02:15 UTC
09: Some of Earth’s Oldest Rocks Found on the Moon
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Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacetime  (mobile friendly). *Some of Earth’s oldest rocks found on the MoonSome of the oldest rocks on Earth have been discovered among lunar rock samples brought back to Earth from the Moon.*Scientists finally know the time on SaturnNASA’s Cassini spacecraft has solved another long-standing mystery about the ringed world of Saturn – they’ve worked out how on a Saturnian day is!*A new hypothesis which kills off Planet 9A new study suggests the long sort after planet 9 doesn’t exist after all – and the strange orbits of some objects in the farthest reaches of the solar system – thought to be caused by a mysterious ninth planet -- could instead be explained by the combined gravitational force of smaller objects orbiting the Sun beyond Neptune.*New Ultima Thule images stun astronomersAstronomers are ecstatic over the data coming back from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft following its encounter with the distant Kuiper Belt world of 2014 MU69 Ultima Thule.*Another successful test flight for Blue Origin’s New ShepardBlue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft has successfully undertaken its tenth test flight from its West Texas launch complex.Youtube video URL: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/post/182314635643 *Crew Dragon 2 preparing for test flightSpaceX is planning the first test flight of its new Dragon 2 crew capsule – now known as crew dragon 2 – for late February.*The Science ReportThe doomsday clock stalled at two minutes to midnight.Scientists have discovered a new type of blood vessel in bone.Queensland bird is at risk of extinction because environmental legislation is failing to protect its habitat.New study finds that forest soils need several decades to recover from bushfires and logging.Scientists drill over two kilometres down into the West Antarctic Ice Sheet...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, ACast etc RSS feed: https://feeds.megaphone.fm/spacetime Would 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 To receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com/mailinglist

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