Science

Chinese space startup revs up for reusable rocket race

Chinese space startup revs up for reusable rocket race

Published 10/08/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese startup LinkSpace on Saturday completed its third test of a reusable rocket in five months, stepping up the pace in China’s [more…]

Staring at seagulls can stop them stealing food, research shows

Staring at seagulls can stop them stealing food, research shows

Published 09/08/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s seaside towns are at war with their seagulls, urging visitors not to feed the birds in an effort to stop them [more…]

United Launch Alliance rocket blasts off from Florida carrying Air…

United Launch Alliance rocket blasts off from Florida carrying Air…

Published 08/08/2019

(Reuters) - United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp, blasted off into space on Thursday morning, one of the [more…]

Israel’s Amos-17 satellite enroute to target orbit after SpaceX launch

Israel’s Amos-17 satellite enroute to target orbit after SpaceX launch

Published 07/08/2019

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Space Communication said on Wednesday its Amos-17 communications satellite was launched into space and was enroute to its orbital position after separating [more…]

Rocket Lab plans reusable booster for satellite launches

Rocket Lab plans reusable booster for satellite launches

Published 07/08/2019

(Reuters) - Small-satellite launch firm Rocket Lab announced on Tuesday a plan to recover the core booster of its Electron rocket using a helicopter, a [more…]

Astronomers find that Milky Way is a warped and twisted galaxy

Astronomers find that Milky Way is a warped and twisted galaxy

Published 02/08/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronomers have created the most precise map to date of the Milky Way by tracking thousands of big pulsating stars spread throughout [more…]

Chinese state agency to launch rocket for commercial use in August

Chinese state agency to launch rocket for commercial use in August

Published 01/08/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese government space agency is expected to launch its first rocket meant for commercial use in August, putting pressure on other [more…]

Sunbeam-sailing spacecraft deemed ‘mission success’ in Earth orbit

Sunbeam-sailing spacecraft deemed ‘mission success’ in Earth orbit

Published 01/08/2019

(Reuters) - A small crowd-funded satellite promoted by TV host and science educator Bill Nye has been propelled into a higher orbit using only the [more…]

Giant dinosaur bone found in southwestern France

Giant dinosaur bone found in southwestern France

Published 26/07/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - The thigh bone of a giant dinosaur was found this week by French paleontologists at an excavation site in southwestern France where [more…]

Star orbiting massive black hole lends support to Einstein’s theory

Star orbiting massive black hole lends support to Einstein’s theory

Published 25/07/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Observations of light coming from a star zipping in orbit around the humongous black hole at the center of our galaxy have [more…]