Juno First Results from Jupiter; LIGO & Grav Waves Pt 3; Red Dwarf Flares; WFIRST Cost Troubles

This week, the first science results from the Juno spacecraft around Jupiter are in; the LIGO collaboration has discovered its third gravitational wave event; astronomers warn that flares from red dwarf stars may threaten any life on exoplanets in or

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This week, the first science results from the Juno spacecraft around Jupiter are in; the LIGO collaboration has discovered its third gravitational wave event; astronomers warn that flares from red dwarf stars may threaten any life on exoplanets in orbit around them; and NASA’s next big space observatory, the WFIRST mission, is facing a funding crisis.

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Juno First Results:
This week, the first science results from the Juno spacecraft around Jupiter are in; the LIGO collaboration has discovered its third gravitational wave event; astronomers warn that flares from red dwarf stars may threaten any life on exoplanets in orbit around them; and NASA’s next big space observatory, the WFIRST mission, is facing a funding crisis.

LIGO Finds Third Black Hole Merger via Gravitational Waves:
https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/news/ligo20170601

Red Dwarf Flares not good for life:
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2017-161

NASA's WFIRST Gets a Financial Review:
https://www.nature.com/articles/n-12339962?WT.mc_id=TWT_NatureNews&sf86108167=1

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