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50: Martian Dust Storm Grows Global - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 50

29 Jun 2018, 08:06 UTC
50: Martian Dust Storm Grows Global - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 50
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New data from an armada of spacecraft at Mars has confirmed that a massive dust storm on the red planet has gone global. Astronomers have captured a rare glitch in the usually regular clockwork like spin of a pulsar. Ever since Voyager 1 flew past Jupiter back in the 1970s scientists have wondered about the origin of Jupiter's lightning which seemed to be very different to lightning on Earth. Now new data from NASA’s Juno spacecraft has found that while Jovian lightning is in some ways analogous to Earth's lightning – the two types are two types are poles apart in other ways.

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