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  • newSpace telescope offers rare glimpse of Earth-sized rocky exoplanet

    Space telescope offers rare glimpse of Earth-sized rocky exoplanet

    Direct observations from a NASA space telescope have for the first time revealed the atmospheric void of a rocky, Earth-sized world beyond our own solar system orbiting the most common type of star in the galaxy, according to a study released on Mond…
    - 18 hours ago 20 Aug 19, 1:26am -
  • newPlans detailed for first U.S. mission to land on moon since Apollo

    Plans detailed for first U.S. mission to land on moon since Apollo

    The first American spacecraft expected to land on the moon in nearly 50 years will be an unmanned robotic lander built by closely held Astrobotic Technology Inc and launched in two years by United Launch Alliance's Vulcan rocket, the companies told R…
    - 23 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 8:25pm -
  • China state agency successfully launches rocket for commercial use: CCTV

    China state agency successfully launches rocket for commercial use: CCTV

    A Chinese government space agency successfully launched on Saturday its first rocket meant for commercial use, state television CCTV reported, as firms in the country compete to join a commercial satellite boom.
    - 3 days ago 17 Aug 19, 8:05am -
  • NASA chief announces Alabama facility as moon spacecraft headquarters

    NASA chief announces Alabama facility as moon spacecraft headquarters

    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Friday said Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama will anchor the U.S. space agency's program to build a spacecraft to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024, a boon for the state and a disappointment for Texa…
    - 4 days ago 16 Aug 19, 10:42pm -
  • Japanese researchers build robotic tail to keep elderly upright

    Japanese researchers build robotic tail to keep elderly upright

    Millions of years after the ancestors of humans evolved to lose their tails, a research team at Japan’s Keio University have built a robotic one they say could help unsteady elderly people keep their balance.
    - 4 days ago 16 Aug 19, 3:35pm -
  • NASA picks Alabama site as HQ for human moon lander program: sources

    NASA picks Alabama site as HQ for human moon lander program: sources

    The head of NASA is set to announce plans on Friday to name the U.S. space agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama as headquarters for its human lunar lander program, signaling progress in its drive to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024…
    - 5 days ago 15 Aug 19, 9:13pm -
  • Planet 10 times Earth's mass may have smacked Jupiter long ago

    Planet 10 times Earth's mass may have smacked Jupiter long ago

    Jupiter, the solar system's largest planet, may have been smacked head-on by an embryonic planet 10 times Earth's mass not long after being formed, a monumental crash with apparent lasting effects on the Jovian core, scientists said on Thursday.
    - 5 days ago 15 Aug 19, 7:10pm -
  • Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear

    Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear

    Genetic research that reconstructed the past population dynamics of the cave bear, a prominent prehistoric denizen of Europe, implicates Homo sapiens rather than climate cooling in the Ice Age extinction of these brawny plant-loving beasts.
    - 5 days ago 15 Aug 19, 2:58pm -
  • Chinese space startup revs up for reusable rocket race

    Chinese space startup revs up for reusable rocket race

    Chinese startup LinkSpace on Saturday completed its third test of a reusable rocket in five months, stepping up the pace in China's race to develop a technology key to cheap space launches in an expected global boom in satellite deployment.
    - 10 days ago 10 Aug 19, 12:04pm -
  • Staring at seagulls can stop them stealing food, research shows

    Staring at seagulls can stop them stealing food, research shows

    Britain's seaside towns are at war with their seagulls, urging visitors not to feed the birds in an effort to stop them snatching titbits like potato chips from tourists' hands.
    - 11 days ago 9 Aug 19, 10:47am -