The birth of a black hole - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 44

Jun 06, 2018, 11:59 AM

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*Merging neutron stars give birth to a black hole

It seems last year’s historic first-ever gravitational wave detection of a collision between two neutron stars most likely did end up creating a black hole.

*Dawn moves to a new orbit

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is maneuvering into its lowest-ever orbit for its closest ever view of Ceres -- the inner solar system's only dwarf planet.

*Another successful engine test for Australian hybrid rocket

Queensland company Gilmour Space Technologies has moved a step closer to launching their first rocket into space with the completion of another static test firing of its hybrid rocket engine.

*Electron launch countdown

Meanwhile, across the Tasman in New Zealand Rocket Lab are continuing preparations for their next Electron Rocket launch – now slated for a launch window opening on June 23rd.

*The Science Report

After the driest autumn in 130 years, Australia now faces a warmer and drier winter.

No evidence that popping vitamin or mineral pills protects against or helps to treat heart disease.

More proof that acupuncture doesn’t work.

Scientists undertaking environmental DNA sampling of the waters of Loch Ness to see what’s living there.

Alex on tech new rules for AI.

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