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*Revolutionary new images of a quasar
Astronomers have obtained their best view yet of a massive quasar blasting out from a monster black hole a third of the way across the universe.
*All systems are go for Vega-C maiden flight
The European Space Agency says all systems are go for the maiden flight of Europe’s new Vega-C launch vehicle.
*Expedition 63 launch
The new Expedition 62/63 crew have arrived safely aboard the International Space Station following a rapid rendezvous four orbit flight from the Earth.
*Final flight for Dragon 1
A Dragon 1 capsule has returned to Earth for the final time. SpaceX mission CRS-20’s splashdown in the North Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California marked the end of NASA’s first Commercial Resupply Services contract, and the retirement of SpaceX’s first generation Dragon cargo ships.
*Another Starship failure
SpaceX’s latest prototype Starship test article -- SN3 --experienced a major failure – collapsing during a pressurized cryogenic fuel test.
*The Science Report
New questions about corruption at the top of the World Health Organization.
A look at the links between a heightened risk of COVID-19 and heart issues.
A new warning that global warming could destroy ecosystems within the decade.
A new study claims having thick thighs may save lives.
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