Earth’s Magnetic field reversals could happen faster than thought - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 70

Sep 05, 2018, 01:21 PM

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*Earth’s Magnetic field reversals could happen faster than thought

A new study suggests that Earth’s geomagnetic field polarity reversals could occur overs the space of just two centuries – much faster than previously thought.

*New Horizons spots its next target Ultima Thule

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has made its first detection of its next target, the Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 Ultima Thule.

*Determining the age of the asteroid Itokawa

Astronomers have determined the Near Earth asteroid Itokawa was involved in a massive collision with another object around one and a half billion years ago.

*Astronomers identify some of the oldest galaxies in the known universe

Astronomers have identified a population of faint satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way galaxy to be some of the oldest galaxies in the known universe.

*Space Station leak

There’s been an emergency aboard the International Space Station with atmosphere venting into space through a leak in the orbiting outpost.

*Western Australian Meteor

Astronomers are on the hunt for a meteorite which may have crashed to Earth in Western Australia.

*The Science Report

Three new strains of superbug spreading globally.

A new study has found that people with autism suffer far higher rates of depression.

Warnings that future El Niño and La Niña events will get far worse because of global warming.

Iran's online political influence pushing its government’s propaganda has now grown to globally.

Alex on Tech looks at internet speeds.

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