23: Dark Matter and D-Star Hexaquarks

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SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 23


*Could dark matter be made up of strange particles called d-star hexaquarks

Scientists have identified a sub-atomic particle that could have formed the 'dark matter' in the Universe during the Big Bang.

 

*Rare white dwarf merger

Astronomers have identified an unusually massive white dwarf which may be the result of a rare merger between smaller two white dwarfs.

 

*New in orbit satellite salvage spacecraft begins operations

Northrop Grumman have undertaken their first in orbit satellite refuelling operation successfully linking up with an aging telecommunications satellite in geostationary orbit 36 thousand kilometres above the equator.

 

*Choosing the right telescope

Jonathan Nally from Australian Sky and Telescope Magazine tells us how to know what’s the best beginners telescope to buy.

 

*The Science Report

The Sun not responsible for global warming.

Man-made climate change made Australia’s bushfires 30% more likely to occur.

Fish oil supplements may be linked to a lower risk of death.

Claims saffron can enhance the quality of sleep.

A new study claims men can distinguish between the scents of sexually aroused and non-aroused women.

Fake news on the Covid-19 Chinese corona virus continues to grow.

 

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