Construction Starts on NASA’s Psyche Spacecraft

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SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 73

*Construction starts on NASA’s Psyche spacecraft

Construction is now underway on NASA’s new spacecraft to explore the metal-rich main-belt asteroid 16 Psyche.

*A new hypothesis to try to explain the Tunguska event

Scientists have come up with a new explanation for the lack of debris from the Tunguska event – the largest asteroid impact with Earth in recent history.

*Space station forced to change course because of space junk

The International Space Station has been forced to make an unscheduled course correction to avoid a possible collision with a piece of space junk.

*China launches its 92nd reconnaissance spy satellite

China’s armada of spy satellites is continuing to expand with the launch of two more high-resolution reconnaissance satellites.

*The Science Report

A new more contagious variant of the COVID-19 virus.

The loss of seagrass meadows around Australia equates to carbon dioxide emissions from 5 million cars.

New semi-transparent solar cells that can be incorporated into window glass.

A new look at the history of flowering plants.

The new AI software capable of predicting whether a person is likely to be a criminal.

 

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