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A Busy Weekend of Rocket Launches

Last weekend was a busy one for low Earth orbit. Three private companies attempted to launch three separate rockets into orbit – and while only SpaceX & Rocket Lab were successful, the Japanese attempt marked a step forward in their endeavour.

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Almost a Perfect Clone

Astronomers have stumbled on what could be mistaken for a clone of our own solar system. And while the discovery is yet to be confirmed, all signs are promising for this find.

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The Curious Case of Fast Radio Bursts

Fast Radio Bursts are a relatively new discovery on the astronomical scene, first detected in 2007. Astronomers originally believed they burst out from the supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies – but new measurements indicate that’s not the case…

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Mars’ Lost Rings

Astronomers have been studying Mars’ twin moons – Phobos and Deimos – and believe that a few million years they actually formed a ring system around the red planet.

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Starship Explodes

While the crucial next step in commercial spaceflight for the American space agency was waiting for launch, SpaceX’s Starship prototype exploded at their Boca Chica proving grounds.

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Dragon Launches

Following a delayed launch into orbit, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are now on board the International Space Station as the third phase of the crucial “demo-2” mission is completed.

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