Giant Galactic Impact Shaped the Milky Way - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 90

Nov 14, 2018, 10:15 AM

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*The giant galactic impact which shaped the Milky Way

A new study shows that instead of forming alone -- our Milky Way galaxy was involved in a major collision with another big galaxy about ten billion years ago.

*Construction begins on the Giant Magellan Telescope

Construction has started at the site of the one of the world’s new super-sized astronomical observatories – the 25 metre Giant Magellan Telescope or GMT.

*First Orion service module on its way to NASA

The first operational European Space Agency service module for NASA’s new Orion capsule has been flown from Germany to the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.

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*Still no word from Opportunity

There’s still no word from NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover which went silent during a global dust storm on the red planet.

*X-37B still in orbit

The United States Air Force’s secretive X-37B space shuttle is still in orbit – having now completed more than 400 days in space since its launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket back on September seventh 2017.

*SpaceX moon mission delay

SpaceX has announced a delay in the launch of its first lunar mission.

*The Science Report

Half of all deaths globally are caused by just four risk factors.

Ice sheets could still collapse with less than two degrees Celsius warming because of climate change.

Paleontologists putting the Australovenator theropod dinosaur under the microscope like never before.

The life expectancy of chocolate Labradors significantly lower than their black and yellow counterparts.

Alex on tech: Amazon is facing problems across Europe with its Echo smart speakers.

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