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April 3, 2013

Headlines April 3, 2013

Space

Starburst! Incredible rainbow image that shows what REALLY happens when a giant star dies

Astronomers have managed to study the death throes of a giant star in unprecedented detail. A team of astronomers led by the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research have produced an astonishing image of their observation of Supernova 1987A.

 

International

U.S. stealth bombers patrol Korean coast as war games escalate: Officials warn North is a ‘growing threat’ to world security

U.S. stealth bombers were today patrolling the border between North and South Korea as part of military exercises which have inflamed tensions in the region. Chinese troops have been placed on a heightened state of alert along the country’s frontier with North Korea after a series of warlike statements and actions from the pariah state.

RAF pilots become the first to earn their wings from their desks – because they fly unmanned drones against the Taliban

A group of RAF pilots have become the first to be awarded their wings for flying unmanned aircraft. The four airmen, who are the first to be trained specifically for the role, will now have the ability to bomb sites and carry out intelligence missions by remotely flying the 11-meter long Reaper MQ-9 aircraft from their desks.




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Northrop Grumman delivers center/aft ‘shipset’ for first international EA-18G Growler

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman mechanics perform final quality inspections on the center/aft fuselage shipset produced by the company for the first Australian EA-18G Growler. The subassembly will be delivered to B...
 
 
Navy photograph by Monica McCoy

Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

Navy photograph by Monica McCoy Members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division team at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head prepare a Tomahawk missile for a functional ground test at the Large Motor Test Fa...
 




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