ESOcast 23 Oct 2019, 17:00 UTC Newly created strontium, an element used in fireworks, has been detected in space for the first time following observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The detection confirms that the heavier elements in the Universe can form in neutron star mergers, providing a missing piece of the puzzle of chemical element formation.
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Astronomy Cast 21 Oct 2019, 18:12 UTC Got clear skies? Go out tonight and catch the Orionids Meteor shower, a storm of falling stars generated by Halley's comet. Later this week, we'll see aurora like those that will one day be predicted by the ESA Solar Probe. We also have an update on the Mars 2020 rover.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary 16 Oct 2019, 10:02 UTC SpaceTime with Stuart Gary S22E75Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacetime (mobile friendly). *New discoveries show galaxies sit in serene halos of gasAstronomers studying the origins of a mysterious cosmic blast known as a Fast Radio Burst have unexpectedly uncovered important clues about the properties of the vast halos of gas surrounding galaxies. *The Milky Way’s active galactic haloA new study has discovered that the Milky Way galaxy is constantly exchanging matter with the neighbouring intergalactic medium. *The origins of the Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov A new study claims the recently discovered interstellar comet 2I Borisov probably came from a nearby binary system called Kruger 60. *The 2019 Nobel Prizes awarded in Sweden The 2019 Nobel prize for physics has been awarded to James Peebles, Michel Mayor, and Didier Queloz. *Soyuz M-12 returns to EarthA Russian Soyuz capsule has returned safely to Earth landing on the windswept Kazakhstan step following a 203 day mission to the International Space Station. Russia launches satellite on converted nuke missile Russia has launched a new gravitational Geodesy satellite into orbit. China launches two new BeiDou navigation satellites China has launched two new BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into orbit. *The Science ReportAn Antarctic polar vortex driving Australia’s ...
Astronomy Cast 14 Oct 2019, 04:46 UTC 542: Weird Issues: The Age of the Universe Astronomy Cast 542: Weird Issues: The Age of the Universe by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Our series on Universe weirdness continues, this time we learn how astronomers are struggling to make sense of the age of the Universe.Our series on Universe weirdness continues, this time we learn how astronomers are struggling to make sense of the age of the Universe.