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SpaceTime Series 26 Episode 120 Show Notes: 1. **Saturn's Rings and Icy Moons Origins Unveiled**: Recent supercomputer simulations have unveiled new insights into the origins of Saturn's rings and icy moons. These findings suggest a significant collision event in the recent history of our 4.6 billion-year-old Solar System. This massive collision theory provides a plausible explanation for the formation and current state of Saturn's iconic rings and its icy satellites. 2. **Demystifying the Milky Way's Warp**: The Milky Way, our home galaxy, isn't as flat as once thought. Recent discoveries have shown it to be warped, and the reasons behind this warp have been a subject of intrigue. New computer models have come to the rescue, helping astronomers understand this phenomenon better. These models offer insights into the forces and events that might have caused our galaxy to take on its current shape. 3. **A Record-Breaking Stay in Space**: Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut have made headlines with their safe return to Earth. Their mission aboard the International Space Station lasted a year, setting a new record. This extended stay in orbit provides invaluable data on the effects of long-term space travel on the human body, crucial for future deep-space missions. 4. **October Skywatch - A Celestial Treat**: This month, the night sky offers a plethora of astronomical wonders. From our nearest star system, Alpha Centauri, to our closest neighboring galaxies, the large and small Magellanic clouds. Additionally, stargazers can look forward to three meteor showers. Each of these events presents a unique opportunity for both amateur and seasoned astronomers to observe and study the cosmos. 5. **More on SpaceTime**: For those eager to dive deeper into the mysteries of the universe, SpaceTime offers a wealth of content. By visiting [this link](https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ), listeners can access a range of episodes, articles, and related links that delve into various astronomical and astrophysical topics.
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