17 Apr 2024

Science: Roman wine taste, trees solve solar storm puzzle

From Nine To Noon, 11:45 am on 17 April 2024

Science commentator Dr Allan Blackman joins Kathryn with three new studies. One looked at how Roman wine tasted, challenging the notions that it wasn't great. The greatest solar flare recorded in history hit Earth in 1859, but evidence of it has been elusive - until now. And sticking with bright things, scientists have identified the origin of the BOAT - the brightest cosmic explosion since the Big Bang.

Allan Blackman is a Professor of Chemistry, School of Science, Auckland University of Technology.

This NASA image obtained June 27, 2015 shows The sun as it emitted a mid-level solar flare, an M7.9-class, peaking at 4:16 a.m. EDT on June 25, 2015.

Photo: AFP