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From its desolate West Texas launchpad, Jeff Bezos’ rocket company Blue Origin launched another reusable rocket into space, and then successfully landed both the rocket booster and the large-windowed crew capsule.
Blue Origin used this launch to test an abort of the capsule in space, should anything go wrong during a real crewed flight. (Those flights could launch as soon as 2019, according to some estimates.)
“It’s an important step in our march in flying humans into space,” Ariane…
Can you find Polaris? It’s the brightest star in the night sky, right?
Actually, it’s not – it’s the 48th brightest, but learn to find the North Star directly above the north pole and you can produce stunning star-trail photos that show how the Earth spins on its axis.
Those swirls may look like the result of a highly technical procedure, but all you need to learn is how to take one long exposure photo on a…