Discovery of a Mysterious Ancient Stellar Cluster

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SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 80

*Discovery of a mysterious ancient stellar cluster

Astronomers have discovered the shredded remains of an ancient globular star cluster that was torn apart by our own Milky Way galaxy more than two billion years ago.

*NASA launches the most sophisticated ever mission to Mars

After more than a decade of preparation NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission has finally blasted off on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of alien life.

*Mars sample return mission

ESA has contracted Airbus to build an Earth Return Orbiter spacecraft to fly to Mars and collect geological samples of the Red Planet selected by Perseverance for return to Earth.

*The Science Report

Monash university develops a new preventative drug against heart attack and to treat COVID-19.

Scientists successfully revive dormant 101.5 million year old microbes trapped below the sea floor.

Australia’s deadly summer bushfires were so severe that their smoke reached new heights.

Eating chocolate at least once a week linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.

The Nobel Disease -- when intelligence fails to protect against stupidity.


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