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What’s Wrong with Earth’s Magnetic Field? – The South Atlantic Anomaly

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Reading Time: 7 minutes  From satellites malfunctioning to strange flashing lights seen by astronauts on the International Space Station, there is something odd happening in certain parts of space close to earth and the cause of these could have wide-ranging impacts on all of us in the future. In February 2016, the state-of-the-art …

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Nuclear Rockets for Mars and Beyond

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Reading Time: 6 minutesOn the 6th Feb 2018 SpaceX’s first test launch of the Falcon 9 heavy, the most powerful rocket since the Saturn V, successfully launched the payload of Elon Musks own Cherry Red Telsa roadster, complete with the Starman mannequin, first into orbit and then on to what was meant to …