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brighter than the sun

Yesterday a ship called Aditya was launched from Sriharikota in India. It shares its name with a Sanskrit name for a god of the sun, which is, apparently, its destination.

The message: Elon Musk is not the only one dreaming of missions to space, to the stars, to other planets, Venus and Mars. The Global South is moving on.

The small print: Aditya's destination is a point 1.5 million kilometres away from the earth, which is 1% of the distance to the sun.


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