Episodes

JUNO Undertakes a Europa Flyby

Oct. 7, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 106 *JUNO undertakes a Europa flyby NASA's Juno spacecraft has undertaken a close flyby of the Jovian Ice moon Europa. *Planetary-scale heat wave discovered in Jupiter's atmosphere Astronomers…

Mercury’s Surface is Changing Rapidly

Oct. 5, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 105 *Mercury’s surface is changing rapidly A new study has found that the surface of the planet Mercury is changing rapidly. *Why it never pays to bet against Albert Einstein A new study once …

DART Spacecraft Hits Asteroid

Oct. 3, 2022

NASA’s DART or Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft has successfully slammed into an asteroid in what’s been described as the world’s first planetary defence technology demonstration mission.

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New and Puzzling Features of Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts

Sept. 30, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 103 *New and puzzling features of mysterious fast radio bursts Astronomers have detected strange never before seen signals originating from an already mysterious object called a Fast Radio Burst…

Guest: Tim Mendham

James Webb Space Telescope Develops a Serious Technical Problem

Sept. 28, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 102 *James Webb Space Telescope develops a serious technical problem NASA’s James Webb space telescope has developed a problem with a …

Bad Weather Scrubs a Third Launch Attempt for the World’s Most Powerful Rocket

Sept. 26, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 101 *Bad weather scrubs a third launch attempt for the world’s most powerful rocket In a case of déjà vu all over again as NASA has be…

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Counting Down to Asteroid Collision

Sept. 23, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 100 *Counting down to asteroid collision NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test— or DART mission -- remains on target to crash into a potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroid on Monday. *Cont…

Guest: Tim Mendham

Dream Chaser Space Plane could be used as a Rapid Response Military Transport

Sept. 21, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 99 *Dream Chaser space plane could be used as a rapid response military transport Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser space plane will now begin flying cargo to the International Space Station for NASA…

Gamma Rays from Neighbouring Galaxy Related to Dead Stars

Sept. 19, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 98 *Gamma rays from neighbouring galaxy related to dead stars Astronomers say that a mysterious source of high energy gamma rays disco…

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Solar Orbiter Hit by a Massive Coronal Mass Ejection

Sept. 16, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 97 *Solar Orbiter hit by a massive Coronal Mass Ejection Earlier this month as The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter undertook its third flyby of the planet Venus it was hit by a massive co…

Guest: Tim Mendham
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Four-Billion-Year-Old Planetary Crust Found Under Western Australia

Sept. 14, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 96 *Four-billion-year-old planetary crust found under Western Australia Scientists have identified a four-billion-year-old piece of th…

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DART on Track for Asteroid Impact

Sept. 12, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 95 *DART on track for asteroid impact Later this month NASA’s Dart mission will slam into a tiny near-Earth asteroid orbiting a slight…

Guest: Tim Mendham
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The Sands of Mars are Green as well as Red

Sept. 9, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 94 *The Perseverance rover finds the sands of Mars are green as well as red The accepted view of Mars is red rocks and craters as far as the eye can see. But NASA’s Perseverance rover has found …

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Surfing Venus’s Atmosphere

Sept. 7, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 93 *Europe’s EnVision spacecraft to surf Venus’s atmosphere The European Space Agency’s EnVision mission to Venus being developed to perform high-resolution radar mapping and atmospheric studies…

NASA Postpones Future Artemis 1 Launch Attempts

Sept. 5, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 92 *NASA postpones future Artemis 1 launch attempts following another scrub NASA has decided to postpone any future launch attempts fo…

Astronomy Daily the Podcast - Sampler Edition - Working Together

Sept. 3, 2022

Welcome to a sampler edition of our new Astronomy & Space Science News podcast, Astronomy Daily - the Podcast. Hosted by Andrew Dunkley (one half of the Space Nuts podcast) and his feisty AI Assistant/Newsreader Hailley. …

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Was There a Second Dinosaur Killing Asteroid Impact?

Aug. 31, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 91 *Was there a second dinosaur killing asteroid impact Scientists have discovered a massive asteroid impact crater in the North Atlan…

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The Red Supergiant Betelgeuse Blows Its Top

Aug. 26, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 90 *The red supergiant Betelgeuse blows it top Astronomers say the sudden dimming of the semi-regular variable red supergiant star Bet…

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The Ongoing Search for Dark Matter

Aug. 17, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 89 *The ongoing search for Dark Matter Scientists have placed new limits on where the mysterious invisible substance known as dark mat…

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New Record for the Most Distant and Earliest Galaxy Ever Seen

Aug. 10, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 88 *New record for the most distant and earliest galaxy ever seen Astronomers have just set another new record for the most distant an…

NASA Sending Two More Choppers to Mars

Aug. 5, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 87 *NASA to send two more choppers to Mars for sample return mission. NASA says its Mars Ingenuity helicopter has been so successful, two more will be built and sent to the red planet to help wi…

Another Russian Promise to Leave the International Space Station

Aug. 3, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 86 *Another Russian promise to leave the International Space Station Russia have again announced plans to quit the International Space Station sometime after 2024. *ExoMars launch date moved to…

Has James Webb Already Found Some of the Earliest Galaxies in the Universe

Aug. 1, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 85 *Has James Webb already found some of the earliest galaxies in the universe? Astronomers are speculating that NASA’s new James Webb…

You’ll Need to Dig Deep to Find Life on Mars

July 29, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 84 *New studies suggest you’ll need to dig deep to find life on Mars A new study has confirmed that future Mars rovers will need to drill at least two metres below the red planet’s surface to fi…