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April Space Events: Artemis Astronauts, a Journey to Jupiter and More

If you’re looking for space news in April, you won’t have to wait long.

The mission is scheduled to lift off from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana on April 13; it will reach the Jovian system in 2031, spend four years performing various flybys and conclude with an orbit of Ganymede.

The spacecraft reached lunar orbit on March 21 and the company has yet to announce the date of its landing attempt.

There will also be a total solar eclipse on April 20. But its path starts in the Indian Ocean, crossing over remote parts of Australia and Indonesia before ending elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific, so it won’t be visible in the Western Hemisphere. You’ll have to wait for October, when an annular eclipse will cross from the American West into South America.

Category: Science

Source: NYTimes Science

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