Rocket Roundup for September 15, 2021

Rocket Roundup for September 15, 2021

The Rocket Roundup this week features two Chinese launches, including one we couldn’t cover last week, a Russian military satellite launch, and some more Starlink and OneWeb internet satellites. Plus, this week in rocket history, we discuss a groundbreaking mission that sent humans farther from Earth than ever before: Gemini 11.

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Triangle Singularity Effect Finally Observed in CERN Data

Triangle Singularity Effect Finally Observed in CERN Data

We’re talking about particle physics today! An effect called the “triangle singularity” has been observed, and it describes how particles change identities by exchanging quarks. Plus, climate change news, and in this week’s What’s Up, Jupiter is at opposition.

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Rocket Roundup for August 18, 2021

Rocket Roundup for August 18, 2021

On this week’s Rocket Roundup, an ISRO rocket fails and Arianespace launches a big satellite. Plus, Boeing can’t seem to get their act together. And this week in rocket history, we look back at the first mission to explore all of the outer planets – Voyager 2.

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Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Strikes Haiti to Devastating Effect

Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Strikes Haiti to Devastating Effect

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook the island nation of Haiti, destroying thousands of homes and resulting in the loss of over 1,400 people. Additionally, Tropical Depression Grace arrived and hampered rescue efforts. Plus, the asteroid Phaethon is outgassing sodium, studying Mars’ moons in the search for life, and how dust storms helped dry out Mars.

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Evidence for Icy Crust Found at Ceres’ Occator Crater

Evidence for Icy Crust Found at Ceres’ Occator Crater

Using a neutron spectrometer on board the Dawn spacecraft, scientists have found elevated concentrations of hydrogen in Ceres’ Occator Crater, which provides evidence of an icy crust. Plus, everything is on fire in the western United States, and we review “The Past is Red” by Catherynne M. Valente.

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Finds Bennu Collision Risk Nearly Nonexistent

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Finds Bennu Collision Risk Nearly Nonexistent

After careful analysis of orbital data, gravitational forces, and several other factors, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx team calculated the risk of a collision with near-Earth asteroid Bennu to be 0.057% through 2300. Plus, magnetites in meteorites reveal solar system history, and the constellation Ophiuchus is What’s Up.

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Rocket Roundup for August 11th, 2021

Rocket Roundup for August 11th, 2021

On this week’s Rocket Roundup, China launches two different rockets and an ISS resupply brings new technology and also student involvement. Plus, this week in rocket history, we look back at the impact of the Landsat program on monitoring Earth’s climate.

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