StarStuff episode 609 is now out
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This week’s show…..
Microquasar shines bright like a diamond
A microquasar generated by a black hole feeding on a star, has been detected in another galaxy shining as bright as a diamond. It’s the first time one of these powerful jets, travelling at close to the speed of light, has been seen beyond our galaxy.
Saturn’s moon Titan has its own version of the River Nile
Scientists with NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have spotted what appears to be a miniature, extraterrestrial likeness of Earth’s Nile River: a river valley on Saturn’s moon Titan that stretches more than 400 kilometres from its “headwaters” to a delta which drains into a large sea.
The star giving up her secrets
Scientists have found that Vega, one of the nearest stars to the Sun, is at least two hundred million years older than previously thought. The discovery helps astronomers better understanding of how stars work.
Most distant galaxy ever seen
The Hubble Space Telescope is giving scientists a look at the oldest galaxies ever seen, dating back some 13.3 billion years and providing a glimpse into how the cosmos must have looked just 380 million years after the Big Bang.
Will the world end on December 21st? NASA says no.
If you believe the latest doomsday prophecies, the world comes to an end this Friday. But don’t panic, because science can prove the 21st of December 2012, won’t mean the apocalypse. And if they’re wrong, nobody will be left to know anyway )-;
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