Millions of monsters hiding in plain sight - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 38

May 17, 2017, 04:00 AM

Stream Episodes on demand from or (both mobile friendly)

  • Millions of monsters hiding in plain sight Astronomers have found evidence of a black hole hiding in a cloud of gas in a dark corner of the Milky Way. The study is thought to be just the tip of the iceberg with millions of these monstrous gravity wells expected to be floating around unseen throughout the galaxy.

*Earth’s mantle is far hotter than previously thought A new study claims the Earth’s mantle may be hotter than previously thought. The findings could change the way researchers think about many geological processes within the plant -- including how ocean basins form.

*Australian astronomy joins the Very Large Telescope consortium The Australian Federal budget handed down last week in Canberra included some good news for astronomers with the announcement of a new strategic partnership providing access to one of the world’s best astronomical facilities -- the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope – the VLT. The ten year $26.1 million deal provides Australian researchers telescope time on the four 8.2 metre telescopes at the Chilean observatory.

For Enhanced Show Notes, including photos to accompany this episode:

Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including iTunes, audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, Radio Public, Tunein Radio, google play, etc.

RSS feed:

This episode of SpaceTime is bought to you with the support of Marley Spoon....changing the way you cook. Australian listeners, you can get $AU35.00 off your first order by entering the coupon code 'Space' at the checkout.... just go to

And our US listeners will get $US30.00 off the first order by entering the coupon code 'Space' at the checkout...just go to www.marleyspoon.comorder by entering the coupon code 'Space' at the checkout...just go to

Help support SpaceTime : The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: Thank you.

Plus: Get a free audio book of your choice, plus 30 days free access from Just visit or click on the banner link at


Join our mailing list at

For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: Google+:
YouTube: Clammr:

If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one from you. Thank you...

#astronomy #space #science #technology #news #astrophysics #NASA