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Instant Genius Podcast: Jupiter in opposition, with Dr Jonathan Nichols

Published: 23rd September, 2022 at 16:39
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Jupiter will soon make its closest approach to Earth in 59 years. We spoke to Dr Jonathan Nichols about why this is such a big event.

Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. In this week's episode, we talk to Dr Jonathan Nichols, a planetary scientist from Leicester University.


Jupiter will be making its closest approach to Earth for 59 years on 26 September. Nichols explains why this event is so important.

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Daniel BennettEditor, BBC Science Focus

Daniel Bennett is the Editor of BBC Science Focus. He is an award-winning journalist who’s been reporting on science and technology for over a decade, writing about the science of serials killers, sandwiches, supernovae and almost everything in between.


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