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Archive for December 29th, 2020

Arianespace launches French military spy satellite on Soyuz rocket to cap 2020

December 29th, 2020 by

Arianespace launched a new reconnaissance satellite for the French military on Tuesday (Dec. 29), marking the launch provider’s final mission of 2020.

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Watch live: Arianespace launching Soyuz rocket with CSO-2 satellite for France

December 29th, 2020 by

Arianespace will launch a Russian-built Soyuz rocket carrying the CSO-2 Earth observation satellite for the French space agency CNES Tuesday, Dec. 29, and you can watch it live here.

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Why astronomy remains relevant today

December 29th, 2020 by

The truth is, astronomy remains as real, human and relevant as ever, though the reason why might surprise you.

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Fireballs, spaceships and … iguanas? 7 strange things that fell from the sky in 2020

December 29th, 2020 by

Here’s a list of 7 intriguing objects — and a few reptiles — that made headlines for falling from the sky.

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Fireballs, spaceships and … iguanas? 7 strange things that fell from the sky

December 29th, 2020 by

Space rocks crash to Earth carrying compounds that were formed billions of years ago. Spaceships perform fancy flips in the air but explode when they touch back down too quickly. And sometimes, iguanas fall from trees and land belly-up, frozen on the ground. 

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I’m an astronomer and I think aliens may be out there — but UFO sightings aren’t persuasive

December 29th, 2020 by

If intelligent aliens visit the Earth, it would be one of the most profound events in human history.

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