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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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NASA grounds Ingenuity Mars Helicopter temporarily

NASA will temporarily ground the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

It is currently winter and dust season on Mars. That means there’s more dust in the air and less sunlight to recharge the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. Because of this, the NASA teams decided to give the helicopter a break for a few weeks to allow its batteries to recover their daily state of charge. Dust …

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