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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk welcomed the launching of Space Force, the newest US military service, with a “Star Trek”-themed tweet: “Starfleet begins.“ On Friday, President Donald Trump signed the National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) a US$738 billion bipartisan defence spending bill.   Part of the NDAA authorizes the Space Force as a military service under
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A new space telescope is expected to take an unprecedented look at some of the 4,000 mysterious planets scientists have discovered outside our Solar System. But its launch was suddenly postponed on Tuesday.   The CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite (CHEOPS) was scheduled to launch Tuesday morning from Kourou, French Guiana at 5:54 am local time. However,
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Saturn’s moon Enceladus has captivating scientists ever since the Voyager 2 mission passed through the system in 1981. The mystery has only deepened since the arrival of the Cassini probe in 2004, which included the discovery of four parallel, linear fissures around the southern polar region.   These features were nicknamed ‘Tiger Stripes’ because of their