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US plan for 12 large aircraft carriers

The U.S. Navy has 10 Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. That’s below the number mandated by Federal law, but the Navy was granted a waiver while it waited for the Gerald R. Ford to enter the fleet. The Ford has seen repeated …

Carnival of Space 499

1. Universe Today – 7 Questions For 7 New Planets Artist’s concept of the TRAPPIST-1 star system, an ultra-cool dwarf that has seven Earth-size planets orbiting it. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech 2. Universe Today – Rise of the Super Telescopes: The European …