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April 13, 2024

Mashable India

Artemis 2 Orion spacecraft starts testing ahead of moon mission with astronauts in 2025 (video)

The spacecraft is in an altitude chamber that can test how it will perform in space.

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Spaceflight Now

Live Coverage: SpaceX to launch Falcon 9 booster on record-breaking 20th flight

SpaceX is looking to shatter multiple records Friday night as it launches 23 satellites for the company’s Starlink internet service from Cape Canaveral. A Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to liftoff from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 9:22 p.m. EDT …

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The Washington Post

NASA releases free e-book on Hubble space mysteries

The massive instruments aboard the Hubble Space Telescope, which has orbited Earth for decades, detect objects the human eye can’t see. The data has enabled scientists to better understand the invisible universe, although it …

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One of the universe’s most ‘extreme’ dead stars just sprang back to life unexpectedly

The universe’s most extreme stars just got a little bit more unexpected and mysterious. Scientists were astounded when they witnessed a “dead” neutron star with one of the most powerful magnetic fields in the cosmos unexpectedly spring back to life.

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Debunked: A Solar Flare Exploded During The Total Solar Eclipse

Given that the sun’s magnetic activity is about as high as it gets during its 11-year solar cycle, prominences were always going to be seen during totality last Monday. No experienced eclipse chaser or solar astronomer was shocked or surprised.

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Financial Times

Peter Higgs, Nobel Prize-winning physicist, 1929-2024

Higgs’s ideas have had “a profound impact on our understanding of the universe, of matter and of mass”, said Alan Barr, professor of particle physics at Oxford university.

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Florida Today

Delta Heavy: End of an era — and Photo of the Week, April 7-13, 2024

Those reflections, and a Photo of the Week that practically flies off the page as the iconic launch vehicle leaps off the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, come from FLORIDA TODAY photojournalist Craig Bailey.

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Engineers attempt to fix a computer glitch on Voyager 1

Voyager 1’s system that sends data home is malfunctioning, preventing the computer from operating as it should. Bob McDonald · CBC Radio · Posted: Apr 12, 2024 12:57 PM PDT | Last Updated: in 20 hours. An illustration of the Voyager spacecraft shows it …

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Florida Today

SpaceX launches Starlink 6-49 mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida

Launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying another batch of Starlink satellites to orbit. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Launch Complex 40 was at 9:40 p.m. EDT Friday, April 12th. MALCOLM DENEMARK/FLORIDA TODAY.

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Venus stripped of water earlier, and now oxygen, carbon: Should Earth be worried?

Venus, popularly knowns as Earth’s “evil twin”, had once seen all the water vanishing from its surface. Now, a new study revealed how gases — oxygen and carbon — are stripped away from the upper layers of the planet’s atmosphere.

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