Setting a size limit on neutron stars - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 6

Jan 24, 10:51 AM

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*Setting a size limit on neutron stars

A new study claims super dense stellar corpses known as neutron stars couldn’t get much bigger than twice the mass of the Sun. The findings solve a forty year old mystery that’s baffled scientists ever since neutron stars were first discovered.

*New clues about the recipe for making stars

Astronomers have shed fresh light on the importance of hydrogen atoms in the birth of new stars. Only hydrogen molecules are thought to directly fuel star formation. But new research shows there are more hydrogen atoms than molecules even in young galaxies that are making a lot of new stars.

*Midwest Meteor

The citizenry of the American mid-west have been treated to an unexpected celestial spectacular with the evening skies lit up by a bright meteor and sonic boom. People in the states of Ohio and Michigan and across the border in Ontario Canada witnessed the event around 8’0 clock local time.

*No link between earthquakes and the full Moon

A new study has provided more evidence to dispel an enduring myth that large earthquakes tend to happen during certain phases of the Moon or at certain times during the year. The findings confirm that this bit of earthquake lore is incorrect.

*Titan has a sea level just like Earth

A new study has confirmed that just like Earth – Saturn’s moon Titan has a sea level. The discovery adds to a growing list of similarities between Earth has this hostile alien world.

*The Science Report

2017 confirmed as one of the three warmest years on record.

Atmospheric CO2 levels pass a record 410 parts per million

New blood test capable of detecting eight of the most common cancers.

The war in Syria has entered new phase with Russian troops coming under attack from armed drones.

Finding what crops grow best in the soils of Mars.

Sneezing hard enough to punch a hole in your throat.

Alex on tech wraps up CES

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