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SpaceTime Series 22 Episode 76
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*Saturn surpasses Jupiter after the discovery of 20 new moons
Move over Jupiter; Saturn is the new moon king following the discovery of 20 new moons orbiting the ringed world.
*How asteroids affect Earth’s climate
About 466 Million years ago a pair of asteroids collided between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
*A summer without sunspots
The Sun is undergoing a remarkable period of sun-spotlessness.
Promoters claim the world’s first space hotel could be operational by 2025.
*New Russian military spy satellite launched
Moscow as launched a top secret military spy satellite -- designed to monitor enemy missile launches.
*ChinaSat 18 fails after launch
Beijing is yet to confirm reports that its new next-generation ChinaSat 18 telecommunications satellite has failed shortly after being placed in orbit.
*Australian Sky and Telescope
A new issue of Australian Sky and Telescope magazine has hit the news-stands. This month’s cover story looks at the science of X-ray telescopes.
*Air quality: Take a deep breath
ESA’s Copernicus mission Sentinel 5 pre-curser spacecraft is the latest weapon in orbital atmospheric pollution monitoring.
*The Science Report
Another dramatic loss of arctic sea ice over the northern summer.
Mentally healthy teetotallers more likely to develop dementia than people who consumed a little alcohol.
Five kilometre deep sea canyons discovered in the Coral Sea.
New studies claim plate tectonics evolved gradually over 2.5 billion years as Earth cooled.
The prevalence of overweight dogs is markedly larger among overweight owners.
Skeptics guide: France to end healthcare refunds for homeopathic treatments.
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