Watching how massive stars are made - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary S22E59

Aug 25, 05:42 AM
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*Watching how massive stars are made
Astronomers are studying an unusual stellar nursery which is rapidly collapsing and giving birth to massive stars.
 
*New tool to study the earliest galaxies
First light has been achieved using new technology designed to help astronomers determine the distances and ages of distant galaxies.
 
*SpaceX plans first astronaut flight before the end of the year
SpaceX says it hopes to fly its first crew aboard its new CrewFalcon2 capsule in December.
 
*Record third Dragon flight
SpaceX have delivered another two and a half tonnes of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station.
 
*Progress does a fast track rendezvous with the space station
A Russian Progress cargo ship carry 2.7 tonnes of food and supplies has successfully docked with the International Space Station after just two orbits.
 
*Russian military satellite launch
A new Russian military communication satellite has been launched aboard a Soyuz 2.1a rocket from the Plesetsk cosmodrome north of Moscow.
 
*Russian Meteor-M weather satellite launched
Russia has launched its new Meteor-M meteorological satellite together with 32 smaller satellite payloads.
 
*The Science Report
The World Meteorological Organization says July was world's hottest month on record.
An alarming surge in drug resistant HIV.
Meanwhile a new experimental mosaic HIV vaccine is about to begin trials.
Calls for more action to safeguard shark populations at risk from overfishing.
A new model to predict where on a volcano future eruptions are likely to occur.
Yellow tinted glasses don’t really help with night vision despite the ads.
Workers expanding a highway discover a hoard of two thousand year old ancient coins
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