A Close Call for Planet Earth
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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