1 May 2021

Stephen Curran: Star ovens and mass extinctions

From Saturday Morning, 11:32 am on 1 May 2021

Kiwi-Scottish starman Dr Stephen Curran returns by popular demand to unpack cosmic goings-on.

This week: how all the iron in your blood came from a massive star which lived and died before the Sun even formed, plus he debunks a recent report of a colossal solar flare potentially causing a mass extinction.

Dr Stephen Curran is a senior lecturer in astrophysics at Victoria University

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Photo: Dr Stephen Curran- astrophysics lecturer, Victoria University