S03E54: Sierra Space's Tenacity & Webb's Puffy Planet Puzzle: The Week in Space
Astronomy Daily - the PodcastMay 21, 2024x
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S03E54: Sierra Space's Tenacity & Webb's Puffy Planet Puzzle: The Week in Space

Embark on an astronomical adventure with today's episode of Astronomy Daily - The Podcast, where your host, Anna, unpacks a cosmic array of space news and scientific revelations. Today's journey takes us from the Kennedy Space Center, where Sierra Space's Dream Chaser Tenacity is poised to redefine cargo delivery to the ISS, to the flurry of global launches that underscore an unprecedented era of space exploration. We'll dissect a new NASA study that could revolutionize how we tackle the escalating issue of orbital debris. Plus, we dive into the enigmatic exoplanet WASP-107b, whose secrets are being unraveled by the James Webb Space Telescope, and discuss the concerning research from Nanjing University that Mars may be more vulnerable to asteroid impacts than Earth.

(00:00) This podcast features the latest in space and astronomy news
(01:15) This week features multiple significant launches, highlighting the relentless pace of space exploration
(03:46) Researchers using NASA's James Webb Space Telescope have unveiled why WASP 107 b is puffy

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