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58: The Birth of Our Milky Way Galaxy

9 Aug 2019, 13:34 UTC
58: The Birth of Our Milky Way Galaxy
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The astronomy and space science news podcast.Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacetime (mobile friendly).  SpaceTime 20190809 Series 22 Episode 58 *The birth of our Milky Way galaxyAstronomers have opened a new window on the birth of the Milky Way finding the galaxy we have today was formed out of the collision of two major components ten billion years ago. *LightSail-2 successfully demonstrates solar sail space flightAfter years of computer simulations and countless ground tests -- the Planetary Society’s crowdfunded LightSail 2 spacecraft has successfully demonstrated spaceflight by light -- raising its orbit solely on the power of sunlight. *Skywatch AugustThe best known meteor shower of the year, the Perseids, are back. But...this year's shower will have to contend with a bright Moon on the peak nights. Still, you could see a dozen or more meteors per hour, including the occasional very bright fireball. 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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