Space News Archive - May 03, 2012
Astrophysicists at a UK university have found a quartet of white dwarf stars which they say are in the process of consuming exoplanets that were once similar in composition to Earth.
Weather forecasters rely heavily on satellites orbiting the Earth, but it seems they are going to have a much tougher time in the future thanks to a whirlwind of budget shortfalls and launch failures.
SpaceX announced on Wednesday that the launch for its unmanned Dragon spacecraft is delayed yet again. The private spaceflight company said that the scheduled May 7th launch for its Dragon capsule "appears unlikely."
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