SPACE

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…]

Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite

Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite

Published 13/10/2017

Europe launched the sixth of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites on Friday as part of the multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to monitor volcanic ash and ultraviolet radiation. [more…]

Earthlings test warning system as asteroid flies by

Earthlings test warning system as asteroid flies by

Published 12/10/2017

An asteroid the size of a school bus flew remarkably near Earth on Thursday, providing scientists with an opportunity to test the warning systems that would kick in if a space collision was coming. [more…]

Pope to get closer to heavens with call to space station

Pope to get closer to heavens with call to space station

Published 09/10/2017

Pope Francis will get closer to the heavens this month when he puts in a call to the International Space Station. [more…]

Tesla chief Musk`s latest idea: Intercity rocket travel

Tesla chief Musk`s latest idea: Intercity rocket travel

Published 29/09/2017

Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk on Friday outlined ambitious plans for a manned mission to Mars and a rocket capable of carrying passengers from one continent to another on Earth. [more…]

Musk shrinks SpaceX Mars rocket to cut costs

Musk shrinks SpaceX Mars rocket to cut costs

Published 29/09/2017

To cut costs, Elon Musk's SpaceX company has shrunk the size of the rocket ship it is developing to go to Mars, aiming to start construction on the first spaceship in the first half of next year, Musk said on Friday. [more…]

Cassini spacecraft ends 13-year odyssey with fiery plunge into Saturn

Cassini spacecraft ends 13-year odyssey with fiery plunge into Saturn

Published 15/09/2017

The U.S. space agency NASA received a final signal from its Cassini spacecraft on Friday as it ended a groundbreaking, 13-year Saturn mission with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed planet's atmosphere. [more…]

U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

Published 13/09/2017

Two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, about six hours after their Soyuz spacecraft blasted off from Kazakhstan, a NASA TV broadcast showed. [more…]

Spacecraft with U.S., Russian astronauts arrives at space station

Spacecraft with U.S., Russian astronauts arrives at space station

Published 13/09/2017

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut docked with the International Space Station on Wednesday, about six hours after blasting off from Kazakhstan, a NASA TV broadcast showed. [more…]

Arianespace aborts satellite launch seconds before lift-off

Arianespace aborts satellite launch seconds before lift-off

Published 06/09/2017

European satellite launching firm Arianespace said it had called off the launch of two communications satellites seconds before lift-off on Tuesday, citing unspecified problems. [more…]