Dawn Spacecraft Reaches Its Lowest Ever Orbit Around Ceres - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 55
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*Dawn spacecraft reaches its lowest ever orbit around Ceres
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has reached its lowest-ever and final orbit around dwarf planet Ceres returning thousands of stunning images and other data.
*Mars at opposition
The red planet Mars is nearing opposition – the point in its orbit when it’s on the direct opposite side of Earth to the Sun.
*Enough space junk to build the Eiffel Tower
As of the end of 2017, it was determined that 19 894 bits of space junk large enough to be detected by ground-based telescopes were circling the planet.
*Astronomical instrumentation under new partnership
The research and production of cutting-edge astronomical instrumentation and technology developed by the Australian Astronomical Observatory will continue through a new consortium led by Sydney’s Macquarie University.
*The Science Report
High hopes for a potential new AIDS vaccine
China responsible for deliberately pumping illegal ozone-destroying CFCs into the atmosphere.
The Australian Navy has ordered 9 new hunter class frigates to replace their aging Anzac class warships.
A new study shows that Australians spend an average of seven hours a day trawling through the internet.
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