If Not for Jupiter

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 109

*Venus might have been a habitable world if not for Jupiter

A new study claims Venus might not be the sweltering, waterless hellscape it is today if Jupiter hadn't altered its orbit around the Sun.

*A new view of the northern sky

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite – TESS – has provided astronomers with a new view of the northern skies revealing a panorama of both familiar stars and newly discovered worlds.

*Is Earth about to get another moon

Every now and then a passing near Earth asteroid gets caught up in the planet’s gravitational field and ends up spending a couple of days, months or even years in Earth orbit as another moon.

*Soyuz rideshare mission

The Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos has launched three telecommunications satellites into orbit aboard a Soyuz 2-1b rocket from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome 800 kilometres north of Moscow.

*The Science Report

Warnings that Earth’s sea levels could rise by more than 38 centimetres by the turn of the century.

New study shows avoiding cow milk in early life could stop babies developing asthma as kids.

The world’s first fully automated, industrial scale compacting system for treating radioactive waste.

Dozens of ancient coffins discovered in a vast necropolis south of Cairo.

We preview the Australian Skeptics 2020 bent spoon award.


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