SpaceTime with Stuart Gary 17 Jan 2018, 07:46 UTC Stream on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). SpaceTime 20180117 Series 21 Episode 04: *New clues about mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Astronomers have discovered new clues about mysterious cosmic blasts called Fast Radio Bursts – finding they originate from an environment bathed in extreme magnetic fields. While the new findings don’t shed any fresh light on what causes them – the research has provided some new insights to the deep space environment in which they occur. *Underground Martian water ice deposits exposed New images have revealed eight sites on Mars where thick subsurface deposits of water ice have been exposed on the cliff faces of eroding slopes. As well as holding clues about the red planet’s climate history – the findings also show how frozen water may be far more accessible for future missions to Mars than previously thought. *The universe has far more massive stars than expected Astronomers have discovered an excess of massive stars being formed in a giant stellar nursery in our neighbouring galaxy -- the Large Magellanic cloud. The findings are based on observations of 30 Doradus -- the Tarantula nebula –the biggest star-forming region in our part of the universe and host to some of the ...
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Hubblecast HD 15 Jan 2018, 15:30 UTC This visualisation takes the viewer on a breathtaking flight through the Orion Nebula, a nearby star-forming region. The video has been produced using scientific imagery and data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.