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47: New Mission to Intercept a Comet

26 Jun 2019, 12:15 UTC
47: New Mission to Intercept a Comet
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SpaceTime 20190626 Series 22 Episode 47 The astronomy and space science news podcast.Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacetime (mobile friendly).  *New Mission to intercept a cometThe 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’ ringsA 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 landingThe 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 ExplosionThe 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 2019An Ariane 5 rocket has carried two telecommunications satellites into a geostationary transfer orbit.https://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/post/185763182473 The Science ReportEating 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. For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode, visit: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetimeshownotes Sponsor Links:This episode of SpaceTime is brought to you by Blinkist - big ideas in small packages. To take advantage of our special free trial offer, and help support the show...visit www.blinkist.com/spacetime Subscribe, rate and review SpaceTime at all good podcasting apps…including Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes), Google Podcasts, Stitcher, PocketCasts, Podbean, Radio Public, TuneIn Radio, google play, Spreaker, Spotify, Deezer, ACast, etc RSS feed: https://feeds.megaphone.fm/spacetime Would you prefer to have access to the special commercial-free version of SpaceTime? Help support the show, subscribe at Patreon....and share in the rewards. Details at www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary  Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com To receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com/mailinglist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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