Mars Insight’s drill fails - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary S22E43

Jul 22, 11:36 AM
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*Mars Insight’s drill fails
Scientists and engineers are trying to figure out why a key instrument on NASA’s Mars Insight lander has stopped working.
 
*New research explains differences between the Moon’s near and far sides
Asymmetry between the Moon’s near and far sides may have been caused by a massive impact with a dwarf planet early in the solar system’s history.
 
*NASA ramps up its return to the Moon
NASA has selected three commercial lunar landing service providers to deliver science and technology payloads under its Artemis program to have humans back on the surface of the Moon by 2024.
 
*NASA to launch rockets from the Northern Territory
NASA has announced plans to launch sounding rockets from a new space base to be built in the Northern Territory.
 
*The first Starlink satellites launched
In what some are describing as the next big revolution of the internet and others are calling a blow to astronomy – a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has carried the first 60 Starlink satellites into orbit.
 
*The Science Report
The giant Adani coal mine moves a step closer.
China believed to be behind a major cyber security breach at the ANU.
Beijing expected to double its nuclear arsenal with-in the next ten years.
North Korea’s 2017 nuclear blast now thought to be 16 times bigger than Hiroshima.
Intelligence agency warnings say Iran remains fully committed to weapons of mass destruction.
A new study confirms that when you’re all stressed out -- your dog can feel it too.
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone 5s users won’t be getting Apple’s new ios13 operating system.
 
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