Dust cloud discovered around nearest star - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 87

Nov 10, 01:21 AM
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*Dust cloud discovered around nearest star

Astronomers have discovered a dust ring around Proxima Centauri is the closest star to the Sun. A report claims the dust ring’s detection could point to a significant planetary system around the star.

*Why massive galaxies don't dance in crowds

A new study has discovered that the rotational movement of a galaxy in a galactic cluster is determined by its mass rather than galactic density. The findings are based on a detailed study of over than 300 galaxies.

*Introducing the quarksplosion

Scientists have discovered the quarksplosion -- a blast that could be eight times more powerful than any thermonuclear bomb. Physicists have discovered that fusing two sub atomic elementary particles -- known as beauty or bottom quarks -- could result in the creation of a new primary particle, a secondary particle known as a nucleon and the release of huge amounts of energy -- some eight times more -- than a nuclear fusion reaction.

*Powering Enceladus active ocean

Heat from friction could power hydrothermal activity on Saturn's moon Enceladus for billions of years if the moon has a highly porous core. The new findings helps resolve a question scientists have grappled with for a decade: Where does the energy to power the extraordinary geologic activity on Enceladus come from?

*One of the oldest objects in the universe

Astronomers have discovered one of most distant galaxies ever seen dating back some 12.8 billion years. The findings provide new insights into the early history of the universe.

*SpaceX make it 16 in a row

SpaceX has just launched its 16th rocket this year – new record for the California company which has now flown the Falcon 9 more times than any other launch service provider has flown any other rocket. The SpaceX Falcon 9 blasted off from Kennedy Space Centre pad 39A at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida carrying the KoreaSat-5A telecommunications satellite into geostationary transfer orbit.

*The Science Report

2017 is on track to be among the hottest years on record.

Why push ups and sit ups could add years to your life.

Warnings that attempted suicide is significantly more common among those who did badly at school.

Why wind farms on mountain ridges could wipe out bat populations.

Paleontologists determine the colour patterns of a dinosaur with a striped tail and raccoon like mask. Today’s teenagers are have far more positive behavioral traits than when you were a teen.

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