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Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk's SpaceX to fill launch void left by tensions with Russia

Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to fill launch void left by tensions with Russia

PARIS, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has started preliminary technical discussions with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launchers after the conflict in Ukraine blocked western access Russian Soyuz rockets. Private US competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key contender to fill a …

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Hunga Tonga Erupts

The massive eruption of the Tonga volcano has thrown enough water to fill 58,000 Olympic swimming pools into the stratosphere

This looping video shows an umbrella cloud generated by the underwater eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on January 15, 2022. The GOES-17 satellite captured the series of images which also show shock waves in crescent shape and lightning bolts. . Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens using GOES imagery courtesy of …

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Tonga's eruption threw enough water to fill 58,000 Olympic swimming pools into Earth's atmosphere, NASA says

Tonga’s eruption threw enough water to fill 58,000 Olympic swimming pools into Earth’s atmosphere, NASA says

When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine volcano erupted on January 15, 65 kilometers north of Tonga’s capital, it created a tsunami as well as a sonic boom that rippled through the world – twice. The eruption sent a large plume of water vapor into the stratosphere, which is located between 8 and 33 miles (12 …

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