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08: New type of object discovered at the galactic centre

25 Jan 2020, 12:57 UTC
08: New type of object discovered at the galactic centre
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SpaceTime 20200124 Series 23 Episode 08The astronomy and space science news podcast.Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacetime (mobile friendly).  *New type of object discovered at the galactic centreAstronomers have discovered four bizarre objects near the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. *Tatooine like world discoveredNASA’s TESS spacecraft has discovered its first circumbinary exo-planet. *New instrument to weigh planetsA new instrument designed to measure the masses of exoplanets has received first light at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. *Solar wind is slowing beyond PlutoNew measurements by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has confirmed earlier data showing that the solar wind – the supersonic stream of charged particles emitted by the Sun – slows down the further away it gets. *China to undertake 50 rocket launches in 2020China says it will undertake up to fifty rocket launches this year – dramatically upping the anti from the 34 launches it carried out in 2019. *New Chinese sounding rocket test flightMeanwhile, the private Chinese company Space Trek has launched its Tansuo-1 commercial suborbital carrier rocket on a test flight. *The Science ReportWarnings that ice shelves in the eastern Antarctic Peninsula may have been predisposed to collapse.One of the world’s largest fish has gone extinct due to overfishing and dam construction in China.New clues about the cause of autism.Finding out about the genetic history of the Cassowary.Claims drinking tea at least three times a week could help you live longer.True confessions of a phone in astrologer. For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode, visit: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetimeshownotes Sponsor Link:This episode of SpaceTime has been brought to you with the support of The Great Courses Plus...lifelong learning from the best in their field. To take up our limited time half-price offer, visit www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/space  Get immediate access to over 175 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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