SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 19 Episode 52 - Giant stellar void discovered in the heart of the Milky Way!

Aug 05, 2016, 09:33 AM

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Hi...Stuart with the Show Notes for Series 19 Episode 52...

*Giant stellar void discovered in the heart of the Milky Way Astronomers have discovered a huge region around the centre of our galaxy which is devoid of young stars. The findings provide new insights into the evolution of the Milky Way.

*Mapping exotic matter inside neutron stars Scientists have opened a new window into the mystery of what lies inside neutron stars. Ultimately, the research may answer the question, whether neutron stars are composed solely of ordinary atomic nuclei, or if they contain more exotic dense de-confined quark matter.

*Australian satellites being space tested prior to launch Researchers from around Australia have begun testing satellites at the Australian National University Mount Stromlo space testing facilities ahead of a mass satellite launch from the International Space Station later this year. They will be launched into space as part of the European Union’s QB50 launch of 50 satellites.

*Dream Chaser space plane ready for more flight tests Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane is being shipped to California for another round of flight tests. Dream Chaser was designed to provide NASA with a new reusable crew transportation system to take up to seven crew members at a time to and from the International Space Station -- following the premature mothballing of the Space Shuttle fleet in 2011.

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