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03: Is Betelgeuse About to Blow?

8 Jan 2020, 10:08 UTC
03: Is Betelgeuse About to Blow?
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SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 03 The astronomy and space science news podcast.Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacetime (mobile friendly).  *Is Betelgeuse about to blow?The red supergiant Betelgeuse is dimming unusually and astronomers don’t know why. The strange activity is causing growing speculation that it may be about to go supernova --or maybe not.*Discovery of the earliest known cannibalismAstronomers have discovered the earliest known example of galactic cannibalism – an observation dating back some 13 billion years.*The Milky Way galaxyOkay, so we all know that we live on a small terrestrial planet orbiting a small yellow dwarf star in the Milky Way galaxy. But what do you really know about the Milky Way galaxy and our place in it?*Vulcan to fly next yearThe United Launch Alliance says its new Vulcan Centaur rocket is on track to have its maiden flight next year.*China launches its most powerful rocketChina has s carried out a successful launch if its most powerful rocket – the Long March 5.*The Science ReportNew study warns that losing intact tropical forests is more devastating on climate than previously thought.Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide increasing.Eating more ultra-processed foods linked to an increase risk of developing type 2 diabetes.Scientists think they've cracked why whales are so unbelievably huge.Archaeologists discover two Bronze Age tombs in Greece. For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode, visit: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetimeshownotes Get immediate access to over 170 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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