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Cutting Corners


President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget cuts NASA’s funding by 1%. What’s lost? Some Earth Observing missions, the Asteroid Redirect Mission, and the NASA Office of Education.
Stephen Hawking has been offered a free trip to space by Richard Branson aboard the Virgin Galactic space flight system currently under development. Test flights are still being conducted and Hawking’s flight is years away at best.
Venus is gone from the evening for observing until next year. But wait: the next sighting opportunity for the planet is…..just 10 days from now when it shows up in pre-dawn skies!



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