A star stripped naked - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 34

May 02, 2018, 11:30 AM

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*A star stripped naked

Astronomers have finally identified a star which survived the massive explosive death of a companion star in a rare type of supernova. The findings are the culmination of a 17 year study -- providing first ever images of a binary companion to a supernova.

*Milky Way’s supermassive black hole may have unseen siblings

There are claims that monstrous supermassive black holes may “wander” unseen throughout the galaxy.

*Gaia provides the best map yet of the Milky Way galaxy

The European Space Agency’s Gaia mission has produced the richest star catalogue ever developed providing high-precision measurements of nearly 1.7 billion stars and revealing previously unseen details of the Milky Way galaxy.

*The Science Report

In a world first, scientists have identified a new DNA structure.

New study suggests pregnant women cut out caffeine altogether.

New study finds anti-vaccination activists demonstrate similar beliefs about being persecuted as other conspiracy theorists.

Eating dark chocolate could improve your eyesight – maybe.

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