Confirmation of a Second Planet Orbiting Proxima Centauri
June 08, 2020
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Confirmation of a Second Planet Orbiting Proxima Centauri

The astronomy, technology and space science news podcast.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 56

*Confirmation of a second planet orbiting Proxima Centauri

Astronomers have confirmed a second exo-planet orbiting around the nearest star to the Earth other than the Sun.

 

*Discovering the universe’s missing matter

Astronomers using mysterious explosions in the distant cosmos known as Fast Radio Bursts have solved a decades old riddle about the universe’s missing matter.

 

*New type of matter inside neutron stars

A new study suggests neutron stars may contain an exotic substance known as quark matter.

 

*China ramps up its 2020 launch schedule

China is maintaining its busy launch schedule with another pair of observation satellites flown into orbit aboard Beijing’s Long March 2D workhorse.

 

*The Science Report

Half of all people who contract the COVID-19 Corona virus show no symptoms of the illness.

More than 500 vertebrate species now on the brink of extinction.

What could be the earliest known land animal?

A bit of good news for the follically challenged.

Using science to change the minds of people who don’t trust science.

 

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