SPACE

Colossal distant black hole holds surprises about early universe

Colossal distant black hole holds surprises about early universe

Published 06/12/2017

Artist's conception of the most-distant supermassive black hole ever discovered, which is part of a quasar from just 690 million years after the Big Bang [more…]

Russia says cannot make contact with new space satellite

Russia says cannot make contact with new space satellite

Published 28/11/2017

VOSTOCHNY COSMODROME, Russia (Reuters) - Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Tuesday it had failed to establish contact with a newly-launched weather satellite. The Meteor-M [more…]

Mystery space object may be first confirmed interstellar visitor

Mystery space object may be first confirmed interstellar visitor

Published 28/10/2017

A small asteroid or comet that has been spotted racing through our solar system may have come from elsewhere in the galaxy, U.S. space scientists say, possibly marking the first such interstellar visitor observed from Earth. [more…]

Earth is fragile, pope tells astronauts who see planet from “eyes of God”

Earth is fragile, pope tells astronauts who see planet from “eyes of God”

Published 26/10/2017

The earth is a fragile thing that could even destroy itself, Pope Francis told astronauts on the International Space Station on Thursday, saying they had an opportunity to see the planet "from the eyes of God". [more…]

Earth is fragile, pope tells astronauts who see planet from “eyes of God”

Earth is fragile, pope tells astronauts who see planet from “eyes of God”

Published 26/10/2017

The earth is a fragile thing that could even destroy itself, Pope Francis told astronauts on the International Space Station on Thursday, saying they had an opportunity to see the planet "from the eyes of God". [more…]

Earth is fragile, pope tells astronauts who see planet from “eyes of God”

Earth is fragile, pope tells astronauts who see planet from “eyes of God”

Published 26/10/2017

The earth is a fragile thing that could even destroy itself, Pope Francis told astronauts on the International Space Station on Thursday, saying they had an opportunity to see the planet "from the eyes of God". [more…]

Earth is fragile, pope tells astronauts who see planet from “eyes of God”

Earth is fragile, pope tells astronauts who see planet from “eyes of God”

Published 26/10/2017

The earth is a fragile thing that could even destroy itself, Pope Francis told astronauts on the International Space Station on Thursday, saying they had an opportunity to see the planet "from the eyes of God". [more…]

Saudi fund agrees plan to invest in Virgin space ventures

Saudi fund agrees plan to invest in Virgin space ventures

Published 26/10/2017

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund plans to invest about $1 billion in Richard Branson's space company, Virgin Galactic, and sister companies The Spaceship Company and Virgin Orbit, according to a joint statement published on Thursday. [more…]

SpaceX, Spacecom to launch new satellites after explosion last year

SpaceX, Spacecom to launch new satellites after explosion last year

Published 18/10/2017

Israel's Space Communications has signed a deal with Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch two communication satellites into orbit, after a prior attempt ended in disaster. [more…]

Thunder and lightning: scientists pair gravitational waves, light

Thunder and lightning: scientists pair gravitational waves, light

Published 16/10/2017

Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time paired the detection of gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, with light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday. [more…]