Discovery of the most extreme blazars ever seen - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 10

Feb 03, 2017, 08:21 AM

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*Discovery of the most extreme blazars ever seen NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has discovered the most distant gamma-ray blazars ever seen. Blazars are powerful jets of particles and energy travelling at close to the speed of light. They’re produced by a supermassive black holes feeding in the centre of a galaxy.

*Study reveals substantial evidence of holographic universe A new study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that the universe could be a vast complex hologram. Physicists investigating irregularities in the cosmic microwave background radiation claim they have found as much evidence supporting a holographic explanation of the universe as there is for the traditional explanation of these irregularities using the theory of cosmic inflation.

*Asteroid near miss Astronomers have detected another relatively large asteroid that almost sped past the Earth unnoticed. The space rock designated 2017-AG13 passed the Earth at a distance of less than 200 thousand kilometres -- about half way between the Earth and the Moon. (For more...follow @SpaceNuts podcast from all good podcatcher apps or

*Iran conducts ballistic missile test in violation of UN ban Iran has conducted a ballistic missile test in another violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions. The flight – which occurred on Sunday – was designed to test a new re-entry vehicle warhead fitted to a Khorramshahr ballistic missile.

*New generation satellite launches in to orbit Arianespace has launched a Russian Soyuz SZT-B rocket from the European Space Agency’s Kourou spaceport in French Guiana a new type of telecommunications satellite into orbit. The early morning launch lit up the black skies with a golden ribbon of fire as Spain’s Hispasat 36W-1 satellite was lifted into geostationary orbit aboard the soviet era Russian rocket.

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