StarStuff with Stuart Gary

Hosted by Stuart Gary, StarStuff takes us on a weekly journey across the universe to see the death of stars and the birth of new worlds. StarStuff's tour of the cosmos examines those ultimate questions: where do we come from?; and are we alone? From Einstein's relativity theory to quantum mechanics, StarStuff reports on the latest news and discoveries in science, with a special focus on astronomy, space sciences and cosmology.

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http://www.abc.net.au/science/starstuff/
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Hosted by Stuart Gary, StarStuff takes us on a weekly journey across the universe to see the death of stars and the birth of new worlds. StarStuff's tour of the cosmos examines those ultimate questions: where do we come from?; and are we alone? From Einstein's relativity theory to quantum mechanics, StarStuff reports on the latest news and discoveries in science, with a special focus on astronomy, space sciences and cosmology.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2013-04-24 06:15
last episode published
2015-12-16 04:04
publication frequency
7.01 days
Contributors
ABC Science owner   author  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
26
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Categories
Science & Medicine

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
16.12.2015

Ceres bright spot mystery solved

FINAL EPISODE: Bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are giant salt pans. Also; climate change slowing the planet's rotation, and searching for the universe's missing matter.
9.12.2015

How the Sun generates solar flares

Astronomers observe for the first time how the Sun acts as a powerful accelerator. Also: The LISA Pathfinder launches on its mission to test Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, and discovery of another possible dwarf planet out beyond Pluto...
2.12.2015

Black hole stellar feeding frenzy

A monster black hole rips apart a Sun-like star in a spectacular stellar feeding frenzy. Also; Earth's magnetic field isn't about to flip just yet, and the new model explaining how the Moon got its tilt.
25.11.2015

Astronomers see the birth of a planet

Scientists witness for the first time how planets are born and grow. Also; The red planet Mars to get a Saturn-like ring, and 100 years of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity.
18.11.2015

Where did Earth's water come from?

New findings explain the origins of Earth's water. Also: possible ice volcanoes discovered on Pluto, and the oldest stars ever seen.
11.11.2015

How the Moon was made

Solving the last remaining questions about the birth of Earth's Moon. Also: new images of the most powerful explosion since the Big Bang of creation, and confirmation that the Martian atmosphere was blown away by the Sun.
4.11.2015

Rosetta's comet raises questions about Earth's origins

Discovery of molecular oxygen on comet 67P leads to questions about where the Earth, Sun and solar system were made. Also; new studies examine the interstellar space around our solar system, and probe magnetic fields inside stars.
28.10.2015

Zombie star cannibalises planets

White dwarf star caught destroying several planets. Also: New Horizons completes the family portrait of the Pluto system, and a supermassive black hole rips an entire star apart.
21.10.2015

Milky Way could make stars for another six billion years

The Milky Way has up to three times more star-forming material than previously thought. Also; sudden dramatic increase in X-ray flares blasting out of supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, and stunning new views of Enceladus.
14.10.2015

Best evidence yet that Mars was warm and wet

Rounded pebbles indicate ancient Mars had running streams and long periods of warm wet climate. Also; Earth's inner core is far younger than previously thought, and stunning new images of blue Earth-like skies on Pluto.
7.10.2015

Asteroid and volcanoes combined killed the dinosaurs

The asteroid that slammed into Earth 66 million years ago accelerated volcanic eruptions in India creating a double-whammy disaster that wiped out the dinosaurs. Also; new insights into the dwarf planet Ceres, and neutrino discovery awarded the Nobel P...
30.09.2015

Signs of water discovered on Mars

Astronomers confirm dark streaks running down cliffs on the Red Planet contain evidence of flowing liquid water. Also; Rosetta's comet 67P consists of two separate comets that merged early in the history of the solar system, and new computer simulation...
23.09.2015

Red dwarfs point to birth of a solar system

Dust discs discovered around two nearby stars challenge existing ideas about how planets form. Also; two supermassive black holes to crash into each other much sooner than previously thought and spectacular new images of Pluto's majestic icy mountains ...
16.09.2015

Global ocean discovered on Saturn's moon Enceladus

A global ocean discovered under the frozen surface of Enceladus a new target in the hunt for life beyond Earth, Also; Ceres' bright spots still a mystery, and world's longest continental hotspot chain discovered under Australia.
9.09.2015

Survey to build largest map of dark matter

The biggest survey of dark energy and dark matter ever undertaken about to begin in Australia. Also; a possible alien planet in our solar system, and oops the prime meridian's in the wrong place!
2.09.2015

How galaxies change the look of the universe

Galaxy evolution shows a dramatic drop in the ratio of spiral to elliptical galaxies. Also; astronomers find a nearby quasar powered by two supermassive black holes, and red sprites at night prove to be an astronaut's delight.
26.08.2015

How Jupiter was made

The king of planets may have formed from pebbles. Also; Don't panic! Asteroid won't hit Earth next month, says NASA, and studies narrow down the candidates in the search for dark energy and dark matter.
19.08.2015

Colliding galaxies found next door

Astronomers have discovered a spectacular galactic collision hidden on the other side of the Milky Way. Also; smallest planet ever directly seen beyond our solar system, and plans for a space elevator capable of reaching into the stratosphere.
12.08.2015

A galaxy in the making

Astronomers believe they've seen the first evidence of galactic birth. Also; the most detailed look yet at when the universe will end, and a new record for the most distant galaxy ever seen.
5.08.2015

Earth's magnetic field much older than we thought

Ancient minerals push back the age of Earth's magnetic field by more than 800 million years. Also; first auroras detected beyond our solar system, and Rosetta's Philae lander reveals its comet's secrets.
29.07.2015

Glaciers could explain Pluto's young surface

Glaciers on the surface of Pluto could explain the mysterious frozen world's youthful skin. Also: most Earth-like planet ever found orbiting a Sun-like star, and more support for the Standard Model of particle physics.
22.07.2015

Pluto up close

Icy mountain ranges and vast frozen plains dominate a geologically young surface on Pluto. Also; dead galaxies saved by dark matter, and a new 100-million-dollar effort to try an answer that eternal question: are we alone in the universe?
15.07.2015

Hello Pluto!

New Horizons becomes the first spacecraft to visit Pluto. Also monster black hole grows surprisingly faster than its ancient galaxy, and physicists at CERN discover a new particle: the 'pentaquark'.
8.07.2015

New Horizons stays on track for Pluto

Despite a glitch earlier this week, New Horizons is on course for its historic rendezvous with Pluto. Also; mystery circles on Pluto's surface baffle scientists, and new calculations claim an earlier more violent end to the universe.
1.07.2015

Alien planet in comet's clothing

Astronomers discover a planet that looks like a comet. Also; how magnetic fields could help to form a galaxy's spectacular spiral arms, and Earth hit by two geomagnetic storms in a week.
24.06.2015

Early stars observed in detail

Astronomers observe what could be some of the first stars to form after the Big Bang. Also: evidence for current volcanism on Venus, and new signs of methane from Mars.