77: Another Near Miss
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SpaceTime 20191023 Series 22 Episode 77
*Earth escapes another asteroid near miss
It’s been revealed that astronomers discovered a new asteroid some seven and a half hours after it swooped just 37,399 kilometres above the Earth’s surface – that’s closer than some satellites.
*Astronomers focus on our new interstellar visitor
Astronomers have taken their best and sharpest look yet at a comet that’s entered our solar system from interstellar space.
*New history of Earth’s crust
A new study has found that more crust was formed on the early Earth than previously thought.
*Crops grown successfully in Martian soil simulant
Scientists have successfully grown crops using simulated Martian and lunar soils.
*NASA’s new space suits
NASA has released its latest space suits to be worn by crews flying aboard the new Orion capsule.
*New era begins for satellite operations
A new era for commercial satellite operations has begun with the launch of a spacecraft specifically designed to extend the life of existing satellites.
*Earth imaging satellite launch
A Chinese Long March-4C rocket has carried Beijing’s new Gaofen-10 Earth observation satellite into orbit.
*The Science Report
How your teenage self could determine if you end up with dementia at the other end of life.
The biggest challenge in keeping astronauts healthy in space.
Scientists have cracked a key step in nature’s water-splitting recipe.
A new SMS scam targeting Australia post users.
The mainstream media in a tizzy over a yellow slime mould.
Study shows people believing in conspiracy theories tend to also believe in paranormal pseudoscience.
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