Comet Swan Swoops Past Earth

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SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 52


*Comet Swan swoops past Earth

It seems to be the case of another month means another new comet as C/2020 F8 Swan is currently making its closest approach to Earth passing some 85 million kilometres away.

 

*The Jovian ice moon Europa reveals new details

New high-resolution images of the Jovian ice moon Europa are providing scientists with fresh clues about how its frozen surface formed.

 

*The Mercury Telescope

India is building a new telescope – with a difference instead of the traditional polished glass primary mirror -- this observatory will use spinning liquid mercury as the reflecting surface.

 

*Kremlin launches top-secret Tundra military satellite

Russian military forces have launched one of their most highly classified spy satellites.

The EKS Tundra early warning surveillance satellite was launched aboard a Soyuz 2.1b rocket from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome 800 kilometres north of Moscow.

 

*The Science Report

Italian study shows a Kawasaki like disease increasing in kids with COVID-19.

880,000 people who don't smoke die prematurely every year from exposure to second-hand smoke.

Extreme environmental change most likely cause for the extinction of Australian megafauna.

T. Rex optimised for energy-efficient walking, rather than speed.

New technology to fight fake science

 

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