Aug. 20, 2021

Watch Out for Bennu

Watch Out for Bennu

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 95

*Odds of Bennu hitting the Earth get worse

A new study suggests the hazardous Near Earth Asteroid Bennu now has a one in 1,750 chance of slamming into the Earth between now the year 2300.

*Countdown to the Europa clipper mission

NASA’s Europa Clipper mission to the Jovian ice moon Europa may find evidence that fundamentally alters our understanding of the solar system.

*A major failure for India’s space program

An Indian GSLV rocket has failed to place a new weather satellite into orbit after an upper stage failed to ignite.

*Virgin Galactic reopens space tourism ticket sales

Virgin Galactic has reopened ticket says for space tourism flights aboard its winged rocket planes – but the price has skyrocketed from the original quarter million dollars up to a new starting price of around half a million dollars per seat.

*The Science Report

Growing ice loss in the Russian arctic.

COVID-19 may have knocked nine years off the average life spans.

PrEP may be changing the way people think about ‘safe sex’.

Faecal microbiota transplantation from young people to old people could counteract aging.

Alex on Tech is your smart phone spying on you?

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