Podcaster: Fraser Cain
Title: Guide To SpaceGuide To Space – Catching The Next Interstellar Asteroid Or Comet
Organization: Universe Today
– Are there really primordial black holes?
– What do you make of the helical drive?
Once astronomers noticed it, they directed the world’s telescopes on the object, but it was too far away to reveal anything more than a faint dot. Until now, we’ve only been able to study objects in our own Solar System. We have no idea what the rest of the Milky Way is like.
But we were too late to catch it, no spacecraft was ready to make a quick intercept.
Well, scientists aren’t going to make that mistake again. The European Space Agency announced their plans to build a comet interceptor. A spacecraft that will lurk out at the Earth-Sun L2 Lagrange point, waiting for a long-period comet or interstellar object to pounce on, and give us the first close up view ever.
Bio: Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today
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