No planets in brown dwarf system - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 47

Jun 16, 2017, 10:24 AM

Stream Episodes on demand from or (both mobile friendly)

  • No planets in brown dwarf system Astronomers have failed to find any planets orbiting the brown dwarfs in the third nearest stellar system to the Earth. Earlier observations using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile indicated the presence of an exoplanet in the Luhman 16AB system.

*Another challenge to the Standard Model of particle physics Scientists are puzzled by the results of three particle physics experiments which are providing new hints of new physics beyond the Standard Model – the foundation of sciences understanding of the universe. The new studies are finding signs contradicting a key part of the Standard Model known as lepton universality.

*India launches its new heavy lift rocket. India has launched its most powerful ever rocket the GSLV Mark 3 which will one day carry India’s first Manned spacecraft. The mission also marked the heaviest payload ever launched by India — the three point two tonne GSAT-19 telecommunications satellite.

*Flat Earth fruitcakes When people talk about the Earth being flat – most educated people know their joking -- after all, the concept of a spherical Earth dates back well over two thousand years. Yet despite all the science, the photographic evidence and even the sight of ships moving from view over the horizon, there are some who really believe the Earth is flat and that we are all victims of a giant conspiracy.

Here’s the URL to the Indian rocket launch video:

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:

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: As a part of the SpaceTime family, you can 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, Instagram, Google+ and Clammr: Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgary twitter: @stuartgary Tumblr: NEW - Instagram: 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 #flatearth #India