S03E55: Moon Rocks & Exoplanet Blocks: China's Chang'e 6 and NASA's Roman Revolution
Astronomy Daily - the PodcastMay 22, 2024x
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S03E55: Moon Rocks & Exoplanet Blocks: China's Chang'e 6 and NASA's Roman Revolution

Prepare for a celestial expedition on today's episode of Astronomy Daily - The Podcast, where your guide through the galaxy, Anna, delivers an enthralling lineup of cosmic news. We're setting our sights on China's Chang'e 6 mission as it embarks on a groundbreaking sample return quest from the moon's far side. Then, we'll venture into the future of exoplanet imaging with NASA's Roman Space Telescope and its pioneering coronagraph instrument. Plus, we'll uncover how the dimming glow of plants could herald the onset of flash droughts on Earth, offering a vital early warning system for our agriculture.
(00:00) This week's featured stories include China's Chang'e-6 lunar mission
(00:53) China's Chang'e-6 mission is gearing up for an ambitious sample return mission
(02:56) NASA scientists find early warning signal for flash droughts using satellite data
(06:33) Astronomy Day stories are told. Back soon with more exciting updates
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