Super-Earth Discovery - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 92

Nov 22, 12:53 PM

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*Super-Earth discovered orbiting one of our nearest neighbouring star systems

Astronomers have detected an exoplanet orbiting Barnard’s Star – the second nearest stellar system to the Sun.

You tube video URL: http://keckobservatory.org/barnards_star/

*New Australian Planet hunter

A new high precision spectrograph has been launched to detect relatively tiny Earth-like planets orbiting Sun-like stars.

 *New theory could help to explain the absence of antimatter

According to the Standard Model of particle physics – the foundation stone upon which science’s current understanding of the universe is based – equal amounts of matter and antimatter were produced when the universe burst into existence 13.8 billion years ago in an event commonly called the big bang -- but that’s not what the evidence shows.

*Giant impact crater discovered hiding beneath Greenland

Scientists have discovered one of the planet’s largest asteroid impact craters hiding beneath a kilometre ice in northwestern Greenland.

*The Science Report

The growing threat of an extinction domino effect.

Redefining the kilogram.

Neanderthals and early modern humans experienced similar levels of head trauma.

Low carb diets may help people maintain weight loss.

Alex on Tech: customer anger grows over how Microsoft handles its windows updates

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