Citizen science - Searching for Planet 9 - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 26

Apr 05, 2017, 04:36 AM

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*A new explanation for the accelerating expansion of the universe without dark energy Scientists have come up with a new way of explaining the apparent accelerating expansion of the universe without needing to include a mysterious force called dark energy. They claim it’s all down to the large scale structure of the cosmos.

*Searching for planet 9 Astronomers are inviting the general public to help them search for the mysterious Planet 9 which is believed to exist in the dark outer reaches of the solar system. The new citizen science project was launched at a BBC Stargazing live broadcast from the Siding Spring Observatory in outback New South Wales.

*Mysterious new type of cosmic blast discovered NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has discovered a new type of mysterious cosmic blast. The never before seen flash of X-rays was detected through the deepest X-ray image ever obtained.

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