Astronomy: Signs from another universe, potatoes on the moon?

Weekend Variety Wireless 09/09/2018
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Astronomer Dr Grant Christie joins Graeme Hill to talk the latest in astronomy news.

This week Dr Grant Christie describes the Chinese Chang’e 4 mission to soft-land on the far side of the moon, but why are they taking silk-worm moths and potatoes?

See a full presentation of the mission here.

Are there detectable signs of interference from another universe in this universe? Some astronomers think maybe yes.

Slight echoes of black holes from parallel universes may explain some strangeness observable in the cosmic microwave background radiation.

Why does Earth and heaps of other stuff out there rotate - and why are we tilted at 23 degrees?

Finally, Graeme and Dr Grant explore massive glowing aurorae on the poles of Saturn and its mysterious hexagon “thing”, which is yet to be satisfactorily explained.

Listen to the full interview with Dr Grant Christie above.

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