Dec. 26, 2018

102: Farout

102: Farout

The world’s premier astronomy and space science podcast.

Stream podcast episodes on demand from (mobile friendly).

*New record for the most distant body in the solar system

Astronomers have discovered the most distant body ever observed in the solar system.

*New Horizons closing in on its next target

With no apparent hazards in its way, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has been given the all clear to stay on its current course to intercept its next target -- the distant Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 Ultima Thule.

*Still no word from Opportunity

Mission managers say they’ll keep trying to contact NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover until at least January.

*MetOp-C launched

The European Space Agency has launched the third and final MetOp series meteorological satellite.

You tube video url:

*India launches 31 satellites on a single rocket

An Australian CubeSat was among the 31 satellite payload successfully launched aboard an Indian PSLV rocket.

*Dual Cargo Missions launch to the International Space Station

For the first time ever two cargo missions have blasted off at almost the same time – both bound for the International space station.

You tube video url:

You tube video url:

*China launches first geostationary BeiDou-3 satellite

China has successfully launched its 17th BeiDou-3 navigation satellite.

*Russia places new military navigation satellite in orbit

A Russian Soyuz rocket has successfully placed a Glonass-M navigation satellite into orbit.

*SpaceX’s 18 launch of the year

SpaceX has matched its previous record with its 18th launch this year successfully flying a new telecommunications satellite for Qatar.

You tube video url:

*The Science Report

Only bad news in the 2018 State of the Climate report as global warming worsens.

In the dating game listening to the way someone speaks is as important as what their saying.

Archeologists discover two ancient Egyptian tombs, thought to be more than 3,500 years old.

Paleontologists uncover the fossilized remains of one of the earliest known ray finned fish.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Support this show


See for privacy and opt-out information.

The Astronomy, Space, Technology & Science News Podcast.