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Space News Archive - May 03, 2012

Image 1 - Exoplanet-Consuming White Dwarf Stars Discovered

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.

Budget Shortfalls, Launch Delays Could Be Nightmare For Future Of Earth Observation Capabilities

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 Delays Dragon Capsule Launch...Again

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."

Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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