#JWST Launch Delayed; New LIGO GW Event; Parker Solar Probe Update; Surprise from ESA's Rosetta

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Looks like the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope will be delayed for 5-8 months. As sad as that makes me, I'm ok with it if it means a successful launch and mission. There's also news from LIGO and Virgo as it detects another black hole merger.

The Parker Solar Probe will also launch next year and there's an update on the amazing new heat shield that will protect the spacecraft from the Sun.

Finally, the European Space Agency's Rosetta Spacecraft to the comet 67p sends back a surprise image.

Here are the links to this week's stories:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-s-james-webb-space-telescope-to-be-launched-spring-2019
https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/news/ligo20170927
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/parker-solar-probe-gets-its-revolutionary-heat-shield
http://sci.esa.int/rosetta/59618-unexpected-surprise-a-final-image-from-rosetta/

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