New Mission to Study the Rock Comet Phaethon

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SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 127

*New mission to study the rock comet Phaethon

Germany and Japan are developing a new mission to study the strange asteroid 3200 Phaethon.

*Europa’s water plumes could originate in its crust

A new study suggests water plumes erupting from Jupiter's ice moon Europa might originate in the frozen crust itself – rather than being forced up from the underlying sub surface ocean.

*The great Arecibo radio telescope to be demolished

One of the world’s greatest astronomical instruments -- the giant Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico -- is being decommissioned.

*A new era begins with the first Dragon commercial crew mission to the Space Station

NASA’s crew-1 mission has successfully docked with the International Space Station beginning a new era of spaceflight with commercial companies now undertaking the job of transporting crew to the orbiting outpost.

*The Science Report

New study can’t find any difference between those who take multivitamins and those who don’t.

China using a secret microwave weapon to cook Indian soldiers alive.

The laser tractor beam that could help control where lightning strikes hit the ground.

The most complete map of bee species ever compiled.

Skeptics Watch looks at the issue of sovereign risk to human rights.

 

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