Andromeda's galactic cannibalism - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 61

Aug 03, 05:33 AM

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*Andromeda's galactic cannibalism uncovered

Scientists have discovered that the Andromeda galaxy M31 - the largest galaxy in the Milky Way's local galactic group - shredded and cannibalized a galaxy similar to the Milky way about two billion years ago. 

*First evidence of a young star consuming a planet

Scientists may have observed, for the first time, the destruction of a young  planet or planets around their host star.  

*Britain to build its own spaceport in Scotland

Britain is set to build its own spaceport for vertical launch vehicles at

Sutherland on the north coast of Scotland.

*August skywatch

One of the oldest known meteor showers - the Perseids -- reaches its climax  this month with around sixty meteors an hour being visible on the night of August 12.  

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