New Hints of Hypothetical Axion Particles
June 26, 2020
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New Hints of Hypothetical Axion Particles

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SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 64

*New hints of hypothetical axion particles

Scientists from the international XENON collaboration has come up with some exciting results that just might be opening a new window on a hypothetical particle called the axion that’s been linked to dark matter.

 

*Solar Orbiter makes first close approach to the Sun

ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft has undertaken its first close approach to the Sun reaching a comfortable 77 million kilometres from the visible solar surface.

 

*NASA’s new water hunting Lunar rover

NASA is developing a water seeking robotic lunar rover which could be exploring the Moon’s south pole in three years. The Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover – or VIPER -- will help pave the way for the return of humans to the lunar surface in 2024 aboard the Artemis 3 mission.

 

*The Science Report

One in five people at risk of severe COVID-19 infection.

The COVID-19 lockdown changes human sleeping habits in North America and Europe

China’s People’s Liberation Army Unit 61398 behind a major cyber-attack targeting Australia.

German intelligence warns that Iran is continuing efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction.

A new study shows climate change deniers also consider the coronavirus a pseudoscience.

 

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