The Slow Strangulation of Galaxies, Two New Planets Predicted, and Can We Finally See Dark Matter?

This week, in what sounded like a zoo, Laura and I discuss an exoplanet that it too big for its parent star, astronomers predicting at least two new planets in our solar system, the deaths of galaxies by slow strangulation, and the biggie: have we learned to see dark matter as they emits gamma rays whilst falling into a black hole?

Don’t forget that you can email questions, comments, compliments and anything else to: adam@astronomeradam.com. Please specify whether you are talking to Adam or Laura.

Listen below

http://www.podbean.com/media/player/uwvn3-5623a5

And finally, introducing the official podcast dog and mascot, Alfie (it will make sense when you listen):

Alfie

This week’s links

Black holes may cause gamma ray emmissions from dark matter

Two new planets in the solar system?

Exoplanet that is too big for its parent star

Galaxies die by “slow strangulation”

 

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One response to “The Slow Strangulation of Galaxies, Two New Planets Predicted, and Can We Finally See Dark Matter?

  1. So is this speculating that it is the dark matter that emits gamma rays ” But if dark-matter particles around black holes can produce gamma-rays (high-energy light), such emissions would give scientists a new way to study this mysterious material.”
    It is well known that at the centre of the galaxy there is high emissions of gamma rays, to say this is dark matter and black holes is stretching things a bit far.
    https://problemswiththebigbang.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/big-bang-problems-anyone-2/

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