SpaceTime with Stuart Gary

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary

19 years on Australian Public Radio (as StarStuff), 5 years of podcasting and counting. We have a lot of content to share with you. Recognized worldwide by our listeners and industry experts as one of the best and most thoroughly researched programs on Astronomy, Technology, Space, and Science News. Keep up-to-date and learn something new with every episode. 3 new episodes per week...published Monday, Wednesday & Friday. However, no waiting for our supporters who get all three episodes on Monday.

Episodes

May 20, 2022 32 min
SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 57
*Do black holes flip their poles?
Astronomers have just witnessed a rare and enigmatic event which may be the first evidence of a supermassive black hole flipping its poles and reversing polarity.
*Surprising changes in Neptune's temperatures
Astronomers say they can’t explain surprising temperature changes observed in the atmosphere of the planet Neptune.
*NASA’s SpaceX crew 3 mission returns safely t...
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SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 56
*The biggest Marsquake ever recorded
Astronomers have detected the largest marsquake ever recorded on the red planet.
*Psyche mission moves closer to launch
NASA’s Psyche spacecraft is now undergoing final processing at the Kennedy Space Center prior to its launch to the asteroid Psyche in August.
*A survivor discovered in a massive supernova blast
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SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 55
*First image of the Milky Way’s central black hole
Astronomers have unveiled the first ever direct image of Sagittarius A* the supermassive black hole at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy.
*History and dark matter in the Milky Way Galaxy
A new study exploring the formation history of the Milky Way is also revealing new details about the dark matte...
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May 13, 2022 45 min
SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 54
*Scientists want to probe Uranus
Astronomers are recommending a new mission to explore the ice giant Uranus.
The push comes thanks to a planetary alignment which would allow a spacecraft to slingshot there in 2031.
*The James Webb Space Telescope is now in full focus
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is now in full alignment and ready for commissioning.
*The SOFIA flying telescope grounded for good
Some sad ...
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SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 53
*Why the Moon’s near and far sides look so different
A new study supports earlier claims that the dichotomy between the lunar near and far side was caused by a colossal ancient impact billions of years ago.
*The Large Hadron Collider restarts operations
After a break of over three years the world’s largest atom smasher -- the Large Hadron Collider at CERN -- is once again sending beams of proton packets a...
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May 9, 2022 34 min
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SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 52
*A new type of stellar explosion
Astronomers have discovered a new kind of stellar explosion that could be commonplace in the universe and may change our understanding of how eruptions in stars occur.
*Rocket lab catches an Electron in mid air
Rocket Lab has successfully undertaken the mid-air helicopter capture of a New Zealand Electron rocket fol...
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April 29, 2022 25 min
SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 51
*Solar storm triggers radio blackouts in Australia
A severe X1.1 class solar flare erupting from the surface of the Sun has caused strong shortwave radio blackouts across Australia, the Western Pacific and eastern Asia over the Easter holidays.
*Linking the cosmic web with stellar formation
Astronomers have identified cold streams of star forming gas flowing into galaxies from the intergalactic medium.
*Wh...
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SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 50
*Seafloor spreading slowing down
A new study claims that sea floor spreading of the Earth’s tectonic plates along the planet’s mid ocean ridges has been slowing down.
*Discovery of the hottest rock on Earth
Geologists in Canada have confirmed the discovery of what was once the hottest rock on Earth.
*Confirmation that the Milky Way’s disk isn’t flat...
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SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 49
*Why Venus rotates so slowly and in the wrong direction
A new study suggests the planet Venus is gravitationally tidally locked to the Sun – and this explains why it’s so strange compared to the Earth.
*Perseverance arrives at its primary target on the red planet
NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover has finally arrived at its ultimate destination on the ...
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SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 48
*Mars Perseverance Rover sets a new record on the red planet
NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover is continuing to set new records on the surface of the red planet. While automotive engineers are struggling to get autonomously driven cars working safely on Earth – mission managers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena California are using the...
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SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 47
*Discovery of a missing link in the origins of supermassive black holes
Astronomers have identified a rapidly growing black hole in the early universe that appears to be a crucial "missing link" between young star-forming galaxies and the first supermassive black holes.
*The Martian meteorite Black Beauty gets a CT scan
NASA officials and t...
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April 18, 2022 30 min
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SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 46
*The largest comet ever seen
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the largest comet ever seen – a 130 kilometre wide monster – fifty times bigger than most known comets.
*Detection of the most distant galactic laser
Astronomers have discovered a massive laser called a ‘megamaser’ generated by the collision of two galaxies.
*China launche...
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SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 45
*Russia to end co-operation on International Space Station
The Russian Federal space agency Roscosmos is briefing Moscow on its plans to terminate cooperation with Western partners on the International Space Station.
*Rocket lab launches its 112th orbital satellite
Rocket Lab has carried out another successful flight from its Mahia Peninsula launch...
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SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 44
*Solar Orbiter’s closest approach to the surface of the Sun
The joint ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft has undertaken its closest ever approach to the Sun well inside the orbit of the planet Mercury.
*Significant Solar flare activity on the Sun
A spectacular series of solar flare have erupted from the surface of the Sun sending material and radiat...
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SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 43
*The farthest and earliest galaxy ever seen
Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement of the most distant star ever seen – astronomers have just discovered a galaxy 13.5 billion light years away -- making it the most distant object ever seen.
*The best image yet of mysterious objects called Odd Radio Circles
Astronomy’s newest mystery objects, o...
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SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 42
*Artemis 1 undergoes a full launch dress rehearsal
Two weeks after rolling out onto Space Launch complex 39B from the historic Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida -- NASA’s massive new Moon Rocket -- the Space Launch System or SLS -- is undergoing its long awaited three-day wet dress rehearsal.
*NASA to purchase more l...
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April 6, 2022 28 min
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SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 41
*What created Pluto’s giant ice volcanos
A new study suggests that the giant cryovolcanoes seen across the surface of the distant frozen world of Pluto were created through multiple eruptions the likes of which have not been seen anywhere else in the solar system.
*Ice on Mars provides clues about the red planet’s climate history
A new study has fo...
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SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 40
*The most distant star ever seen
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have set a new record for the most distant star ever seen – a giant 50 times the mass of the Sun located some 12.9 billion light years away.
*Discovery of a new inner Milky Way galactic ring
Astronomers have discovered a new inner ring structure near the centre of our ...
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SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 39
*New properties discovered in hybrid matter -- antimatter helium
Physicists have found that a hybrid matter -- antimatter helium atom containing an antiproton – the antimatter equivalent of the proton -- in place of one of the two electrons has been found to have an unexpected response to laser light when immersed in superfluid helium.
*Studies su...
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SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 38
*Strange happenings aboard the International Space Station
Three Russian Cosmonauts have surprized the world emerging from their newly arrived capsule aboard the International Space Station wearing yellow and blue flight suites reminiscent of the colours of the Ukrainian flag.
*Artemis: crawling towards launch
Last week’s historic roll out of the giant Space Launch System Artemis 1 moon rocket would not h...
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