A Close Encounter with the Planet Mercury

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 72
*A close encounter with the planet Mercury
The BepiColombo spacecraft has just undertaken its second close flyby of the planet Mercury.
*Parker Solar Probe Completes 12th Perihelion
NASA’s Parker Solar probe has just completed its 12th perihelion flying to within eight and a half million kilometres of the Sun’s surface.
*Work begins on a new European tracking station in Western Australia
Construction is now underway on the European Space Agency’s latest deep-space communications antenna in Western Australia.
*The Science Report
A new study says Australian COVID-19 cases are far higher than reported.
Tropical coral reefs threaten Sydney Harbour.
Scientists closer to developing a more sustainable, rechargeable ‘organic’ battery.
Skeptic's guide to the pseudoscience of gay conversion therapy.

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