Space junk, Einstein, and star colours: Astro Morning Tea with ICRAR

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Space junk, Einstein, and star colours: Astro Morning Tea with ICRAR


  Last updated August 2, 2018 at 10:56 am


Join ICRAR Astrophysicist Dr Luke Davies and Cosmos Consultant Gregory Rowbotham for a morning tea full of space (and other) news with a spin.

This week: A new satellite has been launched from the ISS to test how to capture space junk, researchers have used distant galaxies to confirm again Einstein’s general relativity equations are correct, and we find out why stars are different colours. Finally, why is America called America? Watch to the end to find out. Don’t forget if you have a question you want us to answer, just put it in the comments below and we’ll get on it in a future episode.

Astro Morning Tea with ICRAR – every fortnight.

Additional production by Pete Wheeler and Cass Rowles. ICRAR acknowledges the Noongar people as the traditional custodians of the land on which this video was created.

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ICRAR is an institute of astronomers, engineers and big data specialists supporting the Square Kilometre Array, the world’s largest radio telescope. ICRAR is an equal joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia, with funding support from the State Government of Western Australia.