Debate Continues Over the Age of the Universe
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SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 79
*Debate continues over the age of the universe
New observations by the National Science Foundation’s Atacama Cosmology Telescope have now placed the age of the universe at 13.77 billion years -- give or take 40 million years.
*Signs of a new ocean opening up in Africa
Scientists say a 60 kilometre long crack in the Ethiopian desert which first opened up in 2005 with the equivalent of several hundred years of tectonic plate movement in just days -- will continue spreading -- eventually forming a new ocean within the next five to ten million years.
*Japan and China launch separate missions to Mars
Japan and China have each launched separate missions, within days of each other -- bound for Mars.
*The Science Report
Scientists develop a new drug which could eradicate COVID-19 from lungs in a matter of days.
The world's polar bears to be extinct by the end of the century due to climate change.
Paleontologists have discovered a new species of sauropod dinosaur in northern Switzerland.
Remember your pets when you go back to work – they could suffer separation anxiety.
There’s been a drop in vaccination rates in Australia in recent months.
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