Dr. Dimitri Klebe talks about Scholz’s star, the failed star that passed within a light year of our own sun.
Next, he covers the Case of the Missing Pulsar. Scientists measured the space-time warp in the gravity of a binary star and determined the mass of a neutron star - just before it disappeared.
He wraps up with the latest results from the Planck Telescope which indicate that the Dark Ages of the Universe lasted 100 million years longer than previous estimates by other telescopes.
Links to Dimitri's stories:
Closest known flyby of star to our solar system
The Disappearance of the Cosmic Spinning Top
Planck Mission Explores the History of Our Universe
60 Minutes in Space - Scientists from the Space Sciences Department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments. Click here to view the full-length video of March’s 60 Minutes in Space.