Astronomy Daily the Podcast – S02E06 May 17, 2023 In today's episode of Astronomy Daily, Tim Gibbs and Hallie, his AI assistant, discuss several developments in space exploration. The first story covers the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE)...
Astronomy Daily the Podcast – S02E06 May 17, 2023 In today's episode of Astronomy Daily, Tim Gibbs and Hallie, his AI assistant, discuss several developments in space exploration. The first story covers the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) spacecraft, which has been spotted heading towards Jupiter to study its atmosphere and its three moons, Ganymede, Callisto, and Europa, in order to assess their potential to host life. The second story reports on NASA's Juno spacecraft, which flew past Jupiter's volcanic moon IO on May 16 and will continue to explore the gas giant and its inner moons in its extended mission. The third story reveals that NASA's second high altitude balloon, carrying the Extreme Universe Space Observatory Two (EUSO-2) payload to detect cosmic ray particles, sprang a leak and had to be terminated over the Pacific Ocean. The fourth story covers the upcoming launch of SpaceX's Ax-2 private astronaut mission, which will send four people to the International Space Station for an eight-day stay. Finally, the world's largest plane, the Stratolaunch Rock carrier plane, has completed its first ever drop test of a prototype of the Talonic hypersonic vehicle test, paving the way for an even more ambitious test in the coming months. Plus Saturn’s rings are much younger than originally thought. Astronomy Daily – The Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/astronomy-daily-the-podcast/id1642258990
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