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SpaceX postpones the launch of rocket carrying an Italian satellite because to adverse weather

For the second day in a row, Mother Nature has prevented a SpaceX launch. The Cosmo-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 (CSG-2) satellite was supposed to launch from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Thursday evening (Jan. 27), but thick clouds and strong winds prompted a 24-hour delay. Today’s (Jan. 28) effort was again cancelled due…

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Stephen Breyer, a Justice of the Supreme Court, will step down

According to those familiar with Justice Stephen Breyer’s thinking, he will leave the Supreme Court at the end of the current term. A source familiar says that President Joe Biden and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will appear together at the White House on Thursday to announce Breyer’s retirement. Breyer is one of the three surviving…

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Next week, a 3,400-foot-wide asteroid will make a safe flyby of Earth

Next week, a massive asteroid will fly safely by our planet. According to a statement from NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, the asteroid 7482 (1994 PC1) will make its closest approach to our planet on Jan. 18 at 4:51 p.m. EST (2151 GMT). The 3,400-foot…

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Francisco González Bocanegra: Google doodle celebrates 198th birthday of Mexican poet

Today’s Doodle honours Francisco González Bocanegra, the Mexican poet and playwright who wrote the words for the Mexican National Anthem, or Himno Nacional Mexicano. Francisco González Bocanegra was born into a Spanish family in San Luis Potosi on this day in 1824. Bocanegra spent seven years in Spain after the federal edict for all Spaniards…

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NASA postpones tightening the James Webb Space Telescope’s sunshield to study the power system

NASA engineers are spending the day researching the giant James Webb Space Telescope’s power subsystem to ensure the telescope is ready to perform a critical procedure: tensioning its vast sunshield. The Webb space telescope, which launched on Dec. 25, is currently undergoing a month-long deployment operation to ready it for data collection. However, the majority…

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James Webb Space Telescope’s tower assembly is extended to allow for the deployment of sunshield

The massive sunshield for the James Webb Space Telescope is one step closer to being completed. The massive new space observatory’s deployable tower assembly (DTA), a 48-inch-long (1.2-meter) shaft that joins the telescope’s two sections, was successfully extended on Wednesday (Dec. 29), NASA officials announced in a statement. The DTA on the James Webb Space…

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