Odds of Bennu Hitting the Earth Get Worse

Odds of Bennu Hitting the Earth Get Worse

Stuart Gary
Stuart Gary
Alex Zaharov-Reutt
Alex Zaharov-Reutt
The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.
SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 95
*Odds of Bennu hitting the Earth get worse
A new study suggests the hazardous Near Earth Asteroid Bennu now has a one in 1,750 chance of slamming into the Earth between now the year 2300.
*Countdown to the Europa clipper mission
NASA’s Europa Clipper mission to the Jovian ice moon Europa may find evidence that fundamentally alters our understanding of the solar system.
*A major failure for India’s space program
An Indian GSLV rocket has failed to place a new weather satellite into orbit after an upper stage failed to ignite.
*Virgin Galactic reopens space tourism ticket sales
Virgin Galactic has reopened ticket says for space tourism flights aboard its winged rocket planes – but the price has skyrocketed from the original quarter million dollars up to a new starting price of around half a million dollars per seat.
*The Science Report
Growing ice loss in the Russian arctic.
COVID-19 may have knocked nine years off the average life spans.
PrEP may be changing the way people think about ‘safe sex’.
Faecal microbiota transplantation from young people to old people could counteract aging.
Alex on Tech is your smart phone spying on you?

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.
SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 96
*Red Dwarfs less harmful to exoplanets than previously thought
A new study suggests planets orbiting around red dwarf stars may be more habitable than previously thought.
*Space Station mishap worse than thought
Mission managers at NASA have revealed that the Russian module malfunction which sent the International Space Station out of control for 47 minutes, spun the orbiting outpost around on its axis one and a half times affecting communications and power collection.
*Rocket Lab launches US Space Force payload
Rocket lab has successfully launched a new mission for the United States Space Force. The mission was the first since a rocket failure two months ago.
*China’s busy launch schedule continues
China has launched a new military communications satellite – its fourth launch in a week.
*The Science Report
The Gulf stream losing stability.
The human race is now in a better position to eradicate COVID-19 than it was for polio.
Locally extinct western barred bandicoot returned to Sturt National Park.
New species of ancient crocodile uncovered in southern Chile.
Skeptic's guide to fake COVID jab certificates.

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