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SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 13
*Giant galactic structure hiding nearby in plain sight
Astronomers have discovered a massive wave of interconnected stellar nurseries forming one of the largest coherent structures in the Milky Way Galaxy.
*New estimates for the age of part of the Milky Way
Astronomers have determined that one of the Milky Way Galaxy’s primary structures – its thick disk – is about ten billion years old.
*New evidence of frame dragging shows Einstein was right (again)
Astronomers tracking the orbit of an exotic binary star system have discovered new evidence of frame dragging – the process by which the rotation of a massive celestial object can cause the fabric of spacetime to twist.
*Rocket Lab launches American spy satellite
Rocket Lab has successfully launched a new spy satellite for America’s National Reconnaissance Office from its New Zealand launch pad..
*Calls for Australia to develop its own space command
Russia and China have had them for years and the United States has just set up its own – now the Australian Strategic Policy Institute says the Australian Defence Force needs its own space command within the air force.
*The Science Report
A new study has confirmed a significant link between eating meat and heart disease.
Rare dolphins under threat from exposure to increasing amounts of water contamination.
New technology from the CSIRO to pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
The ancient temple that could provide a glimpse of what the great Temple of King Solomon was like.
A new way to provide age estimates for Aboriginal rock art.
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