NASA Back in Touch with Voyager 2
November 09, 2020
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NASA Back in Touch with Voyager 2

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 119

*NASA back in touch with Voyager 2 in interstellar space

NASA has re-established command control of the Voyager 2 spacecraft.  The Agency’s 70 metre Canberra Deep Space Network radio dish – the only antenna capable of contacting the 43-year-old spacecraft -- successfully sent a series of commands to the probe.

*The mystery of the Centaurs

Astronomers have discovered a rare active centaur in the dark expanse of the outer solar system.

*The meaning of a blue moon

This year’s Halloween occurred on a so-called blue moon.  Now anyone who bothered to look as twilight descended on All Hallows' Eve -- would have seen that the Moon didn’t really turn blue -- but remained its usual white-yellow colour.  So why call it a blue moon?

*The Science Report

2020 on track to be one of the warmest years on record.

COVID deaths could be significantly reduced if 95 percent of people wore a face mask in public.

A new study warns that multi-screening may be bad for your memory.

Scientists discover that platypus fur glows green under ultraviolet light.

Skeptics stories that are so bizarre and out there that they really do deserve a wider audience.

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