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Safe - For Now

Safe - For Now

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 24 Episode 38 *Planet Earth safe from the asteroid Apophis for at least the next hundred years Astronomers have now ruled out the possibility of the asteroid Apophis slamming into the Earth in 2068. *Discover...

Earth’s First Supercontinent

Earth’s First Supercontinent

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 24 Episode 37 *Earth’s first supercontinent A new study suggests Pangea was simply the latest of approximately three supercontinents that formed on the Earth’s surface and that they all formed with in the las...

Is the Nearest Star Cluster to the Sun being Destroyed by Dark Matter?

Is the Nearest Star Cluster to the Sun being Destroyed by Dark Matter?

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 24 Episode 36 *Is the nearest star cluster to the Sun being destroyed by dark matter? Data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia star mapping satellite has revealed tantalising evidence that the Hyades open s...

Scientists Determine the Size of the Martian Core

Scientists Determine the Size of the Martian Core

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 24 Episode 35 *Scientists determine the size of the Martian core Seismic data collected by NASA's Mars Insight lander suggests the red planet’s core is about half the size of the Earth’s. *Searching for signs of Martian life in outback Australia NASA’s Mars 2020 Per...

Count Down for Australia’s Return to Orbit

Count Down for Australia’s Return to Orbit

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 24 Episode 31 *Count down for Australia’s return to orbit If all goes according to plan -- in almost exactly a year from now Australia will officially become a space-faring nation – again. *Interstellar visit...

First Drive

First Drive

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 24 Episode 29 *First drive for the new Mars Perseverance rover NASA’s new Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has undertaken its first tentative test drive across the red planet’s surface. *A new map of binary star ...

Massive Supernova Remnant Discovered

Massive Supernova Remnant Discovered

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 24 Episode 28 *Massive supernova remnant discovered Astronomers combining data from different types of telescopes have discovered a massive supernova remnant hiding in plain sight. *The origin of the Zodiacal...

Neutron Star Found in Famous Supernova

Neutron Star Found in Famous Supernova

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 24 Episode 26 *Neutron star found in famous supernova Astronomers believe they may have confirmed the existence of a neutron star produced by supernova 1987A *The mystery of the Martian moons A new study clai...

NASA Back in Touch with Voyager 2

NASA Back in Touch with Voyager 2

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 119 *NASA back in touch with Voyager 2 in interstellar space NASA has re-established command control of the Voyager 2 spacecraft.  The Agency’s 70 metre Canberra Deep Space Network radio dish – the only antenna capable of contacting the 43-year-old s...

When We Look at the Stars, Is There Anyone Looking Back?

When We Look at the Stars, Is There Anyone Looking Back?

SpaceTime 20201106 Series 23 Episode 118 *When we look at the stars is there anyone looking back? Three decades after Cornell astronomer Carl Sagan suggested that Voyager 1 snap a picture of the Earth from billions of kilometres away -- resulting in the iconic Pale Blue Dot photograph -- two astrono...