How Stars Are Made - Strange New Clues...
February 08, 2021
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How Stars Are Made - Strange New Clues...

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 24 Episode 13

*Strange new clues about how stars are made

Astronomers may have discovered some strange new clues about the processes involved in creating a star.

*Understanding the secrets of neutron stars

Scientists have found evidence of alpha particles at the surface of neutron-rich heavy nuclei – a discovery which could provide new insights into the structure of neutron stars, as well as the process of alpha decay.

*Iran’s latest nuclear missile test

Iran says its successfully carried out a missile test. The launch marked another breach of Tehran’s nuclear weapons ban treaty – ratified by United Nation’s Security Council Resolution 2231 -- 2015 Vienna accord -- which prohibits the Islamic republic from developing missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

*SpaceX rocket in fiery crash

After what looked like a flawless launch and climb to altitude SpaceX’s SN9 Starship test article crashed and burned during an explosive landing attempt at its Texas test site.

*The Science Report

Novavax claims its new COVID-19 vaccine has demonstrated an 89.3% efficacy in UK phase 3 trials.

Our world is losing ice at record rate

The US Air Force says it’s new B-21 stealth bomber should start test flights by the middle of next year.

Brains of musicians have stronger structural and functional connections than non-musicians.

Skeptic's guide to asparagus clairvoyance

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