03: Is Betelgeuse About to Blow?

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 03 

The astronomy and space science news podcast.

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*Is Betelgeuse about to blow?

The red supergiant Betelgeuse is dimming unusually and astronomers don’t know why. The strange activity is causing growing speculation that it may be about to go supernova --or maybe not.

*Discovery of the earliest known cannibalism

Astronomers have discovered the earliest known example of galactic cannibalism – an observation dating back some 13 billion years.

*The Milky Way galaxy

Okay, so we all know that we live on a small terrestrial planet orbiting a small yellow dwarf star in the Milky Way galaxy. But what do you really know about the Milky Way galaxy and our place in it?

*Vulcan to fly next year

The United Launch Alliance says its new Vulcan Centaur rocket is on track to have its maiden flight next year.

*China launches its most powerful rocket

China has s carried out a successful launch if its most powerful rocket – the Long March 5.

*The Science Report

New study warns that losing intact tropical forests is more devastating on climate than previously thought.

Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide increasing.

Eating more ultra-processed foods linked to an increase risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Scientists think they've cracked why whales are so unbelievably huge.

Archaeologists discover two Bronze Age tombs in Greece.

 

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