New Mission to intercept a comet - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary S22E47

Jul 22, 11:51 AM
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*New Mission to intercept a comet
The European Space Agency has announced a new mission to study a comet. The new Comet Interceptor mission will visit a pristine comet or interstellar asteroid making its first orbit around the Sun.
 
*The warm glow of Uranus’ rings
A new study of the rings of Uranus have found them to have a temperature of just 77 degrees above absolute zero -- the boiling temperature of liquid nitrogen.
 
*Celebrating 50 years since the Apollo 11 lunar landing
The world is gearing up to celebrate what is arguably the most significant date in human history – the day man set foot on the surface of another world for the first time.
 
*Plate tectonics may have driven Cambrian Explosion
The quest to discover what drove one of the most important evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth has taken a new, fascinating twist.
 
*Ariane 5’s second launch of 2019
An Ariane 5 rocket has carried two telecommunications satellites into a geostationary transfer orbit.
 
The Science Report
Eating yoghurt could help men avoid bowel cancer.
A new study claims sexually active high school kids tend to engage in responsible sexual behaviour.
Permafrost across the Canadian arctic thawing much faster than predicted due to climate change.
Largest plant survey ever undertaken has revealed alarming extinction rates.
How honest are you when it comes to finding a lost wallet?
Apple’s new iOS13 iPhone operating system -- expected to be launched in September.
 
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