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Astronomers Say Giant Disco Ball in Space Is Bad for Science

This past Sunday, rocket startup Rocket Lab launched a three-foot-wide mirror ball into orbit. Called “Humanity Star,” it’s supposed to remind us that we’re all puny specks of dust living in the terrifying vastness of the Universe. Some astronomers have spoken out about the stunt, claiming the sparkly object will…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Shimmering Disco Ball Launched Into Space by a Millionaire Who Is Totally Not Compensating for Anything

It’s called “Humanity Star,” and it’s supposed to remind us of our puny place in the Universe. Barely brighter than other chunks of metal we’ve put in space, and with an achingly short six-month lifespan, the giant “disco ball,” is more of a publicity stunt than anything else. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Rocket Lab’s Adorable Rocket Just Blasted Into Space For the First Time

While rocket launches aren’t typically thought of as “cute,” watching the maiden voyage of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket is the closest we’ll get to seeing the Brave Little Toaster go to space. Today, the 56-foot (17 meter) carbon fiber rocket blasted off from New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula and made it to the edge of…Read more… Continue […]

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Rocket Lab’s Adorable Rocket Just Blasted Into Space For the First Time

While rocket launches aren’t typically thought of as “cute,” watching the maiden voyage of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket is the closest we’ll get to seeing the Brave Little Toaster go to space. Today, the 56-foot (17 meter) carbon fiber rocket blasted off from New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula and made it to the edge of…Read more… Continue […]

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Adorable Carbon Fiber Rocket Is Finally Ready to Launch

Rockets are big, shiny hunks of metal that do extraordinary things—but you’d probably never call one “cute.” Kittens are cute. Capybaras? Definitely. But rockets, not so much—except for this little guy, from New Zealand-based startup Rocket Lab. Its name is Electron, and after years of preparation, its’s finally…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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