Earth’s magnetic field unlikely to flip anytime soon - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary S21E37 - The Astronomy Podcast

May 11, 2018, 08:01 AM

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*Earth’s magnetic field unlikely to flip anytime soon

A new study of the most recent near-reversals of the Earth's magnetic field has concluded that a polarity reversal isn’t likely to occur in the near future.

*Killer asteroid hunter releases its fourth year of observations

NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission has released its fourth year of survey data showing its studied over 1300 asteroids and comets that will pass close to Earth.

*The Nibiru Space Nuts

When it comes to conspiracy theories those involving space are some of the dumbest attracting the most gullible of people. And while the flat Earthers, Moon hoaxers and face on Mars fruit loops continue to push their narratives regardless of the facts – the Nibiru cataclysm should have gone away after the fictious planet failed to collide with Earth as believers predicted.

*Runaway star found in the Small Magellanic Cloud

Astronomers have discovered a rare yellow supergiant “runaway” star speeding across a neighbouring galaxy.

*China launches remote sensing satellites

China has used its new Long March 11 rocket to launch five remote sensing satellites.

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