The Biggest Scientific Discovery of the Past Year

01.03.2022 - By SpaceTime with Stuart Gary

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The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 1*The biggest scientific discovery of the past year - first black hole-neutron star mergersOne of the unquestionable highlights of the past year in scientific research was the historic confirmation that one of the densest objects in the universe – a neutron star had been consumed by a black hole – the only thing even denser.*Discovery of a huge new population of free-floating planetsAstronomers have discovered at least seventy free floating planets – worlds not orbiting host stars – in our part of the galaxy.*Iran continues its nuclear weapons campaignIran has moved a step closer to developing a nuclear weapon and the means to deliver it with the launch of another missile in what military experts are describing as a thinly disguised rocket launch.*New Dragon docks to the space stationThe SpaceX CRS-24 cargo ship has successfully docked with the International Space Station 418 kilometres over the South Pacific Ocean.*China ends 2021 with more than fifty orbital missionsChina has ended the year 2021 with a flurry of rocket launches as it continues what Beijing describes as preparations for war.*The Science ReportNew studies claim Moderna is slightly more effective at preventing COVID-19 infection.Pollutants in the air linked to changes to the sex ratio of births.Australia to replace its troubled Taipan helicopters with more Blackhawks.An ancient synagogue older than Christianity and Islam, discovered in Galilee.Skeptic's guide to bogus allergy testsListen to SpaceTime on your favorite App with our universal listen link: For more SpaceTime and show links: If you love this podcast, please get someone else to listen too. Thank you…To become a SpaceTime supporter and unlock commercial free editions of the show, gain early access and bonus content, please visit . Premium version now available via Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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