Monday 8 July 2019

The Astronomy Show 08.07.19

The Astronomy Show 08.07.19

On the Astronomy Show today I will be looking at news that the Euro Mars Lander suffered damamge during testing when its parachute failed to deploy properly. Mars has been the planet where around half the missions have failed and having a parachute system not working correctly is a recipe for another disaster, engineers will be checking to see what happened.

I will be taking my usual look at what can be seen in the night sky during the next 7  nights including details of how to find Saturn which is now at its best and news that the first sunspots of the next cycle have been seen.

The astronomy news includes details that scientisit have found that mould found on the International Space Station is very hard to kill in space and another mysterious deep space flash has been observed, this time its host galaxy has been traced.

The astronomical scrapbook looking at anniversaries that occured this week include in 1979 Voyager 2 reached Jupiter, Telstar was launched in 1962 and in 1965 Mariner 4 reached Mars, there will also be the usual round up of news and events from the astronomical societies of the north of England.

The Astronomy show every Monday evening between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm only on Drystone Radio 103.5 FM. You can hear the show live on line at or listen to the show later on the Drystone Radio podcast.

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