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Chilean telescopes that explore galaxies brought down to earth by coronavirus

Chilean telescopes that explore galaxies brought down to earth by coronavirus

Published 02/04/2020

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean telescopes that comb the skies seeking answers about some of the universe´s most fundamental questions have confirmed they, too, have fallen [more…]

Astronomers spot ‘missing link’ black hole – not too big and not too small

Astronomers spot ‘missing link’ black hole – not too big and not too small

Published 02/04/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have detected a mid-size black hole - considered the “missing link” in the understanding of these celestial brutes - eviscerating an [more…]

Landmark skull fossil provides surprising human evolution clues

Landmark skull fossil provides surprising human evolution clues

Published 01/04/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery over the age of a landmark skull found in 1921 in Zambia - the first fossil [more…]

Musk’s SpaceX wins NASA award to supply planned lunar space station

Musk’s SpaceX wins NASA award to supply planned lunar space station

Published 27/03/2020

(Reuters) - NASA on Friday picked a new space capsule from Elon Musk’s SpaceX to ferry cargo and supplies to the agency’s planned lunar space [more…]

Russia’s 2020 satellite launch programme hit by production halt: Roscosmos

Russia’s 2020 satellite launch programme hit by production halt: Roscosmos

Published 27/03/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said on Friday it would have to adjust its 2020 launch programme because of a halt in satellite [more…]

‘Navajo warrior’ dinosaur was a real fighter, with a scar to prove it

‘Navajo warrior’ dinosaur was a real fighter, with a scar to prove it

Published 27/03/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have unearthed fossils of a fearsome feathered dinosaur in northwestern New Mexico that was a quick and agile predator that could [more…]

SpaceX’s simulated spacecraft becomes unstable in parachute test: CNBC

SpaceX’s simulated spacecraft becomes unstable in parachute test: CNBC

Published 25/03/2020

(Reuters) - Private rocket company SpaceX had an incident during parachute testing for its Crew Dragon capsule, in which the simulated spacecraft being tested became [more…]

Astronauts quarantined ahead of journey to International Space Station

Astronauts quarantined ahead of journey to International Space Station

Published 23/03/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Russian cosmonauts and a U.S. astronaut were spending their final weeks on Earth in quarantine before they are scheduled to blast [more…]

Gilead’s potential coronavirus treatment gets FDA’s orphan drug label

Gilead’s potential coronavirus treatment gets FDA’s orphan drug label

Published 23/03/2020

(Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc’s experimental drug remdesivir, seen as one of the more promising potential treatments for the coronavirus, on Monday received the orphan [more…]

In battle against coronavirus, Colombia transforms military hospital

In battle against coronavirus, Colombia transforms military hospital

Published 23/03/2020

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia’s central military hospital, which for decades was inundated with victims of landmines and other casualties of the country’s internal conflict, is [more…]