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StarStuff with Stuart Gary

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Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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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.

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Ceres bright spot mystery solved

December 16th, 2015

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.

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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.

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.

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.