Does New Horizon’s next target have a moon? - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 13

Feb 16, 06:51 AM

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*Does New Horizon’s next target have a moon? 

There’s growing speculation that the next target for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft might be very unusual.

*First hints of the quasiparticle

Physicists say they’ve found their first tantalizing hints for the existence of quasiparticles called odderons. The findings are based on subatomic particle collisions undertaken at the Large Hadron Collider – the world’s largest atom smasher.

*Stellar Streams in the Milky Way

Astronomers have discovered 11 new stellar streams in our galaxy the Milky Way. The findings were discovered in the first three years of data obtained by the Dark Energy Survey.

*Long lost image satellite found

NASA has confirmed a satellite spotted last month -- is the agency’s long lost Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration or IMAGE spacecraft.

*Earthquake early warning satellite launched

China has launched a satellite testing a potential earthquake early warning system which could save thousands of lives a year.

*Falcon 9 launches Luxembourg military satellite

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has launched a new telecommunications satellite for Luxembourg’s military.

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*India launches 31 satellites

India has successfully launched a new Earth observation satellite. The 710 kilogram Cartosat-2 Series spacecraft was launched aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket together with 30 small satellite payloads.

*Japan launches new Earth observation satellite

Japan has launched an experimental radar imaging satellite aboard the third flight of its Epsilon rocket.

*The world’s smallest satellite launcher

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA has used a modified sounding rocket to create the world’s smallest satellite launch vehicle.

*Third time lucky for Russia’s new cosmodrome

Russia has successfully launched its third rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome in the country’s far east.

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