The Magellanic Stream Closer than Previously Thought
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary December 01, 202100:23:5519.16 MB

The Magellanic Stream Closer than Previously Thought

Stuart Gary
Stuart Gary
The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.
SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 137
*The Magellanic stream closer than previously thought
A new study suggests the Magellanic stream is five times closer to the Milky Way galaxy than previously thought. The discovery means it will start colliding with the Milky Way far sooner than expected.
*New Zealand’s Rocket Lab launches its 22nd Electron mission
Rocket Lab has successfully launched another two satellites into orbit aboard its Electron rocket.
*There’s been an incident involving the James Webb space telescope
Oops is not something you want to hear when moving a ten-billion-dollar space telescope. But that’s what’s just happened at the European Space Agency’s Kourou Space Port in French Guyana as technicians were attempting to attach the new James Webb Space Telescope to its launch vehicle adapter on the upper stage of the Ariane 5 rocket.
*NASA continues work to retore the Hubble Space Telescope
NASA has brought the Wide Field Camera 3 instrument back on line as it continues efforts to fix the Hubble Space Telescope after it suddenly went into safe mode in October.
*Another Chinese spy satellite launched
Another week and the launch of another Chinese Earth reconnaissance satellite bringing Beijing’s total to over 148 surveillance spacecraft.
*The Science Report
Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has increased by a devastating 22 percent.
A new study finds some Pacific Ocean rock fishes can live for more than 200 years.
How does coffee affect your heart?
Alex on Tech: stupid passwords.

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