Brightest Kilonova Ever Seen
November 23, 2020
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Brightest Kilonova Ever Seen

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 125

*Brightest kilonova ever seen

Astronomers have detected the brightest kilonova event ever seen unleashing more energy in a half-second than the Sun will produce over its entire 12-billion-year lifetime.

*A new way of seeing invisible dark matter

Astronomers have found a new way to estimate the amount of mysterious dark matter contained in halos around galaxies.

*A record close shave as asteroid 2020 VT4 skims past the Earth

Well just in case you thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse – an asteroid the size of a house has just swooped over the Earth at a record close distance -- passing less than 400 kilometres above the South Pacific Ocean near the Pitcairn Islands.

*The Science Report

Moderna claims its new COVID-19 vaccine to be 94.5 percent effective.

Facebook, Google, and Twitter shown to be engaged in a co-ordinated campaign of political censorship.

Growing fears that climate change has now reached the point of no return.

The first sighting of the elusive Bigfin Squid in the waters of the Great Australian Bight.

New study looks at personality types prone to conspiracy theories.


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