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SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 109
*Super volcanoes discovered on Mars
Scientists found evidence that a region of northern Mars called Arabia Terra experienced thousands of “super eruptions,” the biggest volcanic eruptions known, over a 500-million-year period.
*Uncovering the secret mushballs of Neptune and Uranus
Mushballs – giant, slushy hailstones made from a mixture of ammonia and water – may be responsible for an atmospheric anomaly at Neptune and Uranus that has been puzzling scientists.
*461 new outer solar system objects found -- but no Planet 9
The Dark Energy Survey has discovered 461 new outer solar system objects.
Since 2013 the survey has been studying the properties of a mysterious force known as dark energy which is causing the expansion of the universe to accelerate.
*Two Australian satellites included in the latest dragon cargo ship mission
SpaceX have launched another Dragon resupply mission to the International Space Station. Included in the payload are the Australian Research Council’s CUAVA-1 satellite which is carrying four experimental payloads for the University of Sydney and Macquarie University and Curtin University’s Binar-1 spacecraft which will test new technology designed for eventual use in the Binar Prospector spacecraft which will be flown in lunar orbit in 2025.
*The Science Report
The hole in the ozone layer larger than usual this year.
A new more efficient electrocatalyst to make green hydrogen from water.
New research suggests T-rex wagged its tail like a puppy.
Skeptic's guide to anti-vaxxers pushing flawed studies.
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