A Close Call for Planet Earth

A Close Call for Planet Earth

Update: 2020-08-26
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The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 87

*New record for a close call for planet Earth with an asteroid

Planet Earth’s just had another close call with an asteroid the size of a small truck narrowly missing the planet.

*The ultimate rave data set released

Some call it the ultimate rave – the release of the sixth and final data set from the RAdial Velocity Experiment or RAVE -- the largest systematic spectroscopic survey of motions of star in the Milky Way galaxy.

*Ariane 5 launches another satellite mission extension vehicle

Arianespace has launched a mission extension vehicle and two new telecommunications satellites into orbit aboard an Ariane 5 rocket.

*The Science Report

New world record high temperature set in Death Valley.

Global atmospheric methane levels are at a record high.

E-cigarettes acting as gateway drug encouraging regular cigarette smoking.

Fossils from a new species of theropod dinosaur discovered on the Isle of Wight.

 

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A Close Call for Planet Earth

A Close Call for Planet Earth