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Space news weekly recap: China space station module launch, Webb’s ‘purple swirl’,’ and more

Weekly space news recap: China’s space station module launch, Webb’s ‘purple vortex’ and more

Last week was an exciting time for all space enthusiasts, from the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter being ‘grounded’ on the red planet due to the winter and dust season, to China once again launching the space station module with its giant rocket. Here’s our roundup of the most important space news from the past week. This …

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China launches second space station module wentian

China launched the second module of the Wentian space station

China launched the second of three modules to its permanent space station on Sunday in one of the last missions needed to complete the orbital base by the end of the year. A live broadcast by state broadcaster CCTV showed the 23-ton Wentian (“quest for the Heavens”) laboratory module launching on the back of China’s …

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