Bepi-Colombo’s Mercury Flyby Underway

10.08.2021 - By SpaceTime with Stuart Gary

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The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 114*Bepi-Colombo’s Mercury flyby underwayAs we go to air the joint European Space Agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency BepiColombo mission to Mercury is undertaking the first of six flybys of its destination planet as it uses the tiny world’s gravity assist to slow down enough to eventually achieve orbit insertion in 2025.*Jupiter hit by something bigCitizen scientists observing the gas giant Jupiter on September 13 got more than they expected when they witnessed a giant flash as something big suddenly slammed into the planet.*New spy satellite lost in spaceBeijing has now confirmed the failure of a new classified military spy satellite that was spotted flying over Australia’s East coast last week.*October SkyWatchThe Alpha Centauri star system, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, and three meteor showers are among the highlights of the October night skies on Sky Watch. For more SpaceTime and show links: If you love this podcast, please get someone else to listen too. Thank you…

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