SpaceTime with Stuart Gary 15 Dec 2017, 07:08 UTC This episode of SpaceTime is brought to you by Lootcrate. Loot Crate is a monthly mystery crate that delivers the best in geek + gaming gear. From collectibles, apparel, tech gadgets, art, and other epic gear, it’s like Comic-Con in a box! For 10% off a new subscription on us, just use the link http://www.trylootcrate.com/spacetime and enter the code bridge10 at the checkout.. The perfect gift for yourself...or that special geek in your life. Stream episodes on demand via www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Episode 20/96 *Earliest supermassive black hole ever seen Astronomers have discovered a monstrous supermassive black hole some 800 million times the mass of the Sun in the very early universe -- just 690 million years after the big bang. The observations represents the most distant supermassive black hole ever detected. *Rare glimpse of the magnetic field around a black hole A sudden flare and cooling of gas has given astronomers a rare glimpse of the magnetic field around a black hole. The findings indicate the gravity well’s magnetic field is far weaker than expected. *Massive primordial galaxies discovered swimming in a vast ocean of dark matter Astronomers have been astounded by the discovery of two massive primordial galaxies ...
NASACast Audio 14 Dec 2017, 22:32 UTC
NASACast Audio 13 Dec 2017, 14:00 UTC Did you know the Moon is slowly moving away from Earth and that the Moon has water? Jim Green is joined by lunar expert Sarah Noble to discuss how the Moon was formed, lava tubes and moonquakes, the “dark side of the Moon,” and mysteries we have yet to solve about Earth’s nearest neighbor.
ESOcast 13 Dec 2017, 11:00 UTC The OmegaCAM imager on ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured a glittering view of the stellar nursery called Sharpless 29. Many astronomical phenomena can be seen in the giant image, including cosmic dust and gas clouds that reflect, absorb, and re-emit the light of hot young stars within the nebula.