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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