Astronomers Witness a Nearby Star Being Eaten by a Black Hole
December 21, 2020
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Astronomers Witness a Nearby Star Being Eaten by a Black Hole

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 137

*Astronomers witness a nearby star being eaten by a black hole

Astronomers have captured the last moments of a star just before it was ripped apart by a supermassive black hole a million times the mass of the Sun.

*Scientists begin to study the asteroid samples from Ryugu

Scientists say the samples of asteroid Ryugu returned to Earth aboard the Hayabusa 2 mission look like black sooty sand.

*The first direct image of a newly discovered brown dwarf

Astronomers have directly imaged a newly discovered failed star known as a brown dwarf.

*Russia’s new heavy-lift Angara A-5 rocket

Russia has conducted a successful second test flight of its new Angara A-5 heavy-lift rocket.

*The Science Report

The first COVID-19 vaccines start rolling out to recipients in the UK and the USA.

Australia has experienced its warmest spring on record.

Mount Everest is officially taller.

Going under the knife on a surgeon’s birthday appears to have a higher death rate.

Skeptic's guide to giant cat sightings – a Christmas tradition.

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