Nov. 4, 2020

OSIRIS-Rex Sample Return Capsule Overflowing with Regolith

OSIRIS-Rex Sample Return Capsule Overflowing with Regolith

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.
SpaceTime 20201104 Series 23 Episode 117
*OSIRIS-Rex sample return capsule overflowing with regolith


The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime 20201104 Series 23 Episode 117

*OSIRIS-Rex sample return capsule overflowing with regolith

Two days after touching down on asteroid Bennu, NASA OSIRIS-REx mission managers confirmed that the spacecraft collected more than enough material to meet one of its main mission objectives -- acquiring at least 60 grams of the asteroid’s surface material.

*The best place in the universe to live isn’t Earth

A new study claims Earth is not necessarily the best planet in the universe. Astronomers have identified two dozen planets outside our solar system that may have conditions more suitable for life than the third rock from the Sun.

*Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system

The European Space Agency’s Galileo constellation is the most accurate satellite navigation system in the world.

*The Science Report

Young people who come out as bi are more likely to smoke.

The Atlantic Ocean has just experienced its hottest decade in three millennia.

Paleontologists discover a new species of Pterosaur in China.

Nearly a tonne of lead dust dropped within a kilometre of Notre Dame during the fire.

Alex on Tech: Road tests the new iPhone 12 and then we look at the next generation of VR headsets.


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