July 17, 2020

Construction Starts on NASA’s Psyche Spacecraft

Construction Starts on NASA’s Psyche Spacecraft

The astronomy, technology and space science news podcast.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 73


The astronomy, technology and space science news podcast.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 73

*Construction starts on NASA’s Psyche spacecraft

Construction is now underway on NASA’s new spacecraft to explore the metal-rich main-belt asteroid 16 Psyche.

*A new hypothesis to try to explain the Tunguska event

Scientists have come up with a new explanation for the lack of debris from the Tunguska event – the largest asteroid impact with Earth in recent history.

*Space station forced to change course because of space junk

The International Space Station has been forced to make an unscheduled course correction to avoid a possible collision with a piece of space junk.

*China launches its 92nd reconnaissance spy satellite

China’s armada of spy satellites is continuing to expand with the launch of two more high-resolution reconnaissance satellites.

*The Science Report

A new more contagious variant of the COVID-19 virus.

The loss of seagrass meadows around Australia equates to carbon dioxide emissions from 5 million cars.

New semi-transparent solar cells that can be incorporated into window glass.

A new look at the history of flowering plants.

The new AI software capable of predicting whether a person is likely to be a criminal.

 

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