Over 30 Thousand Near Earth Asteroids Now Discovered

Over 30 Thousand Near Earth Asteroids Now Discovered

Stuart GaryStuart GaryHost
Tim MendhamTim MendhamGuest
SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 114
*Over 30 thousand near Earth Asteroids now discovered
Astronomers have reached a major milestone with the discovery of the thirty thousandth near Earth asteroid.
*NASA's Lucy spacecraft swoops past the Earth
NASA’s Lucy spacecraft, the first mission to the Jupiter Trojan asteroids, has just undertaken a spectacular gravity assist flyby of the Earth – skimming the planet’s atmosphere, passing a mere 350 kilometres above the surface – that’s lower than the orbit of the International space Station.
*Firefly’s new Alpha rocket reaches orbit
Firefly Aerospace's new Alpha rocket has achieved orbit on its second launch attempt.
*Russia launches a new spy satellite
The Kremlin has launched a classified military satellite from its Plesetsk Cosmodrome 800 kilometres north of Moscow aboard an Angara-1.2 rocket.
*The Science Report
Boston University rejects claims it’s created a new more deadly strain of COVID -19.
Indian Ocean dipole becoming a key driver of Australian climate.
Older people who sleep less are more likely to die early.
Alex on Tech: Google’s new Pixel smart phone.
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