Hubble Maps a Giant Halo Around Andromeda

Hubble Maps a Giant Halo Around Andromeda

Update: 2020-09-16
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The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 96

*Hubble maps a giant halo around Andromeda

Astronomers have mapped an immense halo of gas surrounding our nearest large galactic neighbour -- the Andromeda galaxy M-31.

*Rogue planets could outnumber the stars

An upcoming NASA mission could find that there are more rogue planets - planets that float in space without orbiting a star - than what there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

*Vega’s return to flight

The European Space Agency’s Vega rocket has returned to flight status with a successful launch from the European Space Agency’s Kourou Spaceport in French Guyana. The launch -- the first since last year’s failure – placed 53 small satellites and cubesats into orbit.

*The Science Report

COVID-19 patients with long-term lung and heart damage from the infection – may improve over time.

Warm ocean water undermining Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier.

Losing consciousness from alcoholic excess may double your risk of developing dementia.

Why the future of your wallets, handbags and boots could be mushroom-based.


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Hubble Maps a Giant Halo Around Andromeda

Hubble Maps a Giant Halo Around Andromeda