More monster black holes discovered - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 32

Apr 26, 2017, 07:04 AM

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  • More monster black holes discovered The number of monster black holes thought to exist across the universe has just doubled. The findings are based on the discovery of two supermassive black holes in the ultra-compact dwarf remnants of a pair of shredded galaxies.

*Astronomers get closer to solving the mystery of pulsars Astronomers are a step closer to uncovering the mystery of how rapidly spinning neutron stars called pulsars generate their powerful energy beams. The findings indicate the beams are far more complex than previously through.

*First results from the Breakthrough Listen Initiative looking for intelligent life beyond Earth. The Breakthrough Listen Initiative which is searching the skies for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence has found 11 events which they regard as being significant and worth further investigation. The findings were part of the petabytes of data collected during the first year of observations using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Radio Telescope in West Virginia.

*Soyuz takes new crew on fast rendezvous flight to International Space Station Two new crew members have just arrived aboard the International Space Station. The expedition 51/52 crew blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan aboard their Soyuz MS-04 capsule on a six hour fast rendezvous flight to the orbiting outpost.

The url for the Soyuz rocket launch is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GyqH3hZRVE

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