BepiColombo's First Venus Flyby Completed
October 30, 2020
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BepiColombo's First Venus Flyby Completed

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 115

*BepiColombo undertakes its first Venus flyby

The BepiColombo mission has completed the first of two Venus flybys needed to set it on course with the Solar System’s innermost planet, Mercury.

*Problems worsen aboard the International Space Station

Russian mission managers say the International Space Station is working normally with no threat to the safety of the crew despite a string of problems and equipment failures.

*China carries out its first sea launch

China has carried out its first ocean space launch sending a Long March 11 rocket into orbit from a floating launch pad in the Yellow Sea.

*Amateur Astronomy growing in popularity

Amateur Astronomy has always been popular – and that popularity has been growing over recent months thanks to the lockdowns associated with the COVID-19 coronavirus.

*The Science Report

This year’s ozone hole over the Antarctic is one of the largest and deepest in recent years.

Extracting drinking water out of thin air.

Study claims drinking green tea and coffee may help people with type 2 diabetes live longer.

Looking at the long-term effects of COVID-19 on the human heart.

Skeptics guide: Did COVID-19 come from outer space?

 

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