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09: A New View of the Centre of the Milky Way Galaxy

29 Jan 2020, 07:52 UTC
09: A New View of the Centre of the Milky Way Galaxy
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SpaceTime 20200129 Series 23 Episode 09  The astronomy and space science news podcast.Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacetime (mobile friendly).  *A new view of the centre of the Milky Way GalaxyAstronomers have been shown a new never before seen glimpse of the centre of the Milky Way revealing regions of star birth and what appears to be an accretion ring of debris surrounding the galaxy’s central supermassive black hole.  https://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/post/190113830498  *Supernova 1987A opens a new window in astronomyScientists have managed to peer deep into the past of supernova 1987A – the first nearby supernova that astronomers have been able to study in modern times. *An eighth target for the Lucy Jovian trojan asteroid missionAstronomers have found an eighth target for NASA’s Lucy mission to Jupiter’s trojan asteroids. *Dragon passes its final test before manned space flights beginNASA and SpaceX have successfully carried out their final major test flight of the Crew Dragon Two capsule prior to it being cleared to transport crew to the International Space Station. *Boeing’s Starliner passes inspection following first space flightMeanwhile, Boeing says an assessment of the Starliner capsule used for last month’s test flight shows the spacecraft has survived its journey into space and back with only minimal refurbishment needed before its next flight. *First spacewalk for 2020Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have carried out their first spacewalk for the year. *The Science ReportThe growing global threat from a new coronavirus out of China.2019 tops off Earth’s the warmest decade on record.A breakthrough in laser-based weapons.The iconic Platypus is on brink of extinction.New study finds pop culture evolves no faster than normal animal evolution. For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode, visit: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetimeshownotes Get immediate access to over 175 commercial-free, double episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast....and share in the rewards. Details at www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or if you’re not a fan of Patreon, go to Supercast - https://bitesz.supercast.tech/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime 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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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