Ticking Time Bomb In Our Stellar Backyard - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 95

Nov 30, 2018, 07:30 AM

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*The ticking time bomb in our stellar backyard

Astronomers have discovered a unique nearby triple star system containing a pair of massive ‘Wolf-Rayet’ stars which are about to explode as supernovae and could produce one of the most powerful explosions since the big bang -- a gamma-ray burst.

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*A new study of the rare blue asteroid Phaethon

A new study of the rock comet Phaethon has found it to be even more enigmatic than previously thought.

*Clear air for Opportunity

New data reading of the Martian atmosphere show that the global dust storm which enveloped the red planet is now gone – and air around the location of NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover is now back to normal levels of clarity.

*The Science Report

Air pollution linked to children’s intellectual disabilities.

People suffering depression have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation.

Warnings to run water taps or faucets for at least 30 seconds every morning to avoid lead exposure.

Humans engaged in a spot of Neanderthal nookie during many periods of interbreeding.

Skeptics Guide to The World Health Organisation’s endorsement of pseudoscience.

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