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Rocket Launches Could Be Polluting Our Atmosphere in New and Unexpected Ways

Rocket Launches Could Be Polluting Our Atmosphere in New and Unexpected Ways

SpaceX, Blue Origin, and a host of other private companies helped to make 2021 the year with the most space launches in history, but scientists say this mad dash to space could be causing further damage to our atmosphere. The number of launch attempts has doubled in the last decade. And after counting all of …

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Physicists figured out how launching a Falcon 9 changes the atmosphere

Physicists figured out how launching a Falcon 9 changes the atmosphere

With the cost of launching a rocket into space falling, the number of rocket launches is, well, taking off. Last year, governments and companies across the world successfully launched 133 rockets into orbit, breaking a record that stood for 45 years. But there’s a catch. Breaking free from Earth’s gravity requires a rocket to release …

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