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A New Study of the Distant Oort Cloud

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 66 *A new study of the distant Oort cloud Astronomers have undertaken a new analysis of the Oort cloud – the sphere of some 100 billion comets and chunks of icy debris in interstellar space which is gravitationally bound to the Sun. *Heavy metals found in comets for the first time Two separate studies have found heavy metals in the atmospheres of comets. *Ultraluminous X-ray sources retain their mystery Astronomers studying a mysterious object known as an ultraluminous X-ray source. have detected unusual flaring activity. *Flying Dragons in space SpaceX has successfully launched a new supply mission to the International Space Station. *The Science Report Second hand smoke exposure as a child linked to a higher risk of ADHD symptoms. People who get their news mostly through social media are less likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Scientists say what is now the world’s largest iceberg could be around for years. Study claims the maximum possible age for humans could be between 120 - 150 years old. Skeptic's guide to the Health Practitioners Regulation Agency review. Your support is needed... SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we’re working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills. That's where you come us reach our first 1,000 that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up. By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 230 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon  or Supercast - Details at  or   Sponsor Details: This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: and help support the show.   This episode of SpaceTime is brought to you with the support of NordVPN…The world’s leading VPN provider. Making your online data unreadable to others. Check them out and get our big discount offer, plus help support SpaceTime… visit or use the coupon code STUARTGARY at checkout. Thank you…   For more SpaceTime visit (mobile friendly). For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode: RSS feed: Email: To receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at or visit   Help support SpaceTime: The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: Thank you.  

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