The windswept dunes of Pluto - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 45

Jun 08, 2018, 10:54 AM

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*The windswept dunes of Pluto

Scientists have confirmed the existence of methane dunes on Pluto’s vast Sputnik Planitia ice plain.

*Asteroid airburst

An asteroid first detected on Saturday near the orbit of the Moon has exploded just a day later in a spectacular airburst over southern Africa.

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*Virgin Galactic flies again

Virgin Galactic has carried out a second powered test flight of its VSS Unity space plane in the skies above California’s Mojave desert.

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*Australian Sky and Telescope

We look at Jupiter in opposition and explain how to determine cosmic distances across space.

*The Science Report

How the 5:2 diet could be doing you harm.

A new lineage of Archaea discovered in Yellowstone’s hot thermal springs.

Links between circadian rhythm disruption and a risk of depression or bipolar disorder

Apple launching augmented reality tools for its i-phone.

New study claims women are more attracted to men with longer legs.

Skeptics guide to superstitions

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