Cataclysmic collision helped shape Uranus - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 54

Jul 12, 12:17 PM

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*Cataclysmic collision helped shape Uranus

A new study claims Uranus was hit by a massive object roughly twice the size of Earth causing the planet to roll over onto its side.

*Listening in on an interstellar visitor to confirm it’s not an alien spacecraft

When the interstellar visitor Oumuamua was observed failing to slow down as much as it should be due to the Sun’s gravitational pull -- scientists explored several scenarios to try to explain what was happening.

*The monster Eta Carinae shooting out cosmic rays

Eta Carinae, the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light-years of Earth, is accelerating particles to high energies - some of which could be hitting our planet as cosmic rays.

*New mystery surround potentially hazardous asteroid Phaethon.

A new study claims the near-Earth asteroid Phaethon may reflect less light than previously thought.

*Space Toilet goes with the flow

Well it sounds like a plot from the hit TV comedy series Big Bang Theory but NASA has called on Russian spacecraft manufacturer Energia to fix and maintain its International Space Station.Waste and Hygiene Compartment – NASA speak for space toilet.

*The Science Report

No clear evidence that taking cannabis works for pain relief.

Tropical Cyclones and Hurricanes are slowing down due to climate change.

New smartphones on the way.

New evidence shows whales and dolphins grieve over the death of a loved one.

Well educated people really are more likely to wear glasses.

Alex on tech movies in which you control the action

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