Bad Weather Scrubs a Third Launch Attempt for the World’s Most Powerful Rocket
SpaceTime with Stuart GarySeptember 26, 202200:30:4942.37 MB

Bad Weather Scrubs a Third Launch Attempt for the World’s Most Powerful Rocket

Stuart GaryStuart GaryHost
The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.
SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 101
*Bad weather scrubs a third launch attempt for the world’s most powerful rocket
In a case of déjà vu all over again as NASA has been forced to scrub a third launch attempt of its massive Artemis 1 Moon rocket – this time because of Tropical storm Ian near Jamaica which was forecast to rapidly intensify and move towards the Florida coast.
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*32 new variable stars discovered
Astronomers have discovered 32 new variable stars in the Palomar 2 globular cluster a hundred thousand light years away in the constellation Auriga the charioteer.
*The Science Report
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