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SpaceX to test ‘sunshade’ on Starlink satellites to cut brightness

SpaceX is all set to test the “sunshade” it has developed to reduce the brightness of its Starlink broadband satellites which have apparently disturbed the views of the astronomers scanning the ...

Starhopper rocket is seen before SpaceX performs an untethered test of the company's Raptor engine mounted on it at their facility in Boca Chica, near Brownsville, Texas, US, 25 July 2019.

Closest black hole to Earth discovered

The black hole, at least 4.2 times the mass of the sun, is gravitationally bound to two stars in a so-called triple system roughly 1,000 light years from Earth, researchers said on Wednesday.

An artist's impression depicts the orbits of the two stars and the black hole in the HR 6819 triple system, made up of an inner binary with one star (orbit in blue) and a newly discovered black hole (orbit in red), as well as a third star in a wider orbit (also in blue), in this image released on 6 May 2020.

China launches spacecraft via largest carrier rocket

China on Tuesday successfully launched its largest carrier rocket, which was carrying a new-generation spacecraft, state broadcaster CCTV said.

The Long March 5B carrier rocket takes off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Wenchang, Hainan Province, China, 5 May 2020.

SpaceX to bring astronauts to short-handed Space Station for longer stay

The launch is scheduled for 27 May from Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will arrive at the ISS the following day. The mission, SpaceX's first carrying humans, marks the company's climactic test ...

NASA Commercial Crew Program astronauts Bob Behnken (L) and Doug Hurley speak at a post-launch news conference in Cape Canaveral, Florida, US, 2 March 2019.

Cloudy with a chance of liquid iron rain

Scientists have detected an exotic planet in another solar system where the weather forecast is always dire - a 100 per cent chance of the most outrageous rain imaginable, with droplets of scaldingly ...

Cloudy with a chance of liquid iron rain on faraway planet

Astronauts bake first chocolate-chip cookies in space

Astronauts on the International Space Station have baked the first cookies in space, but they took far longer than on Earth.The space station's Italian commander Luca Parmitano acted as baker aided ...

Astronauts bake first chocolate-chip cookies in space

Rough seas delay escape test for SpaceX crew capsule

Rough seas prompted SpaceX on Saturday to delay the emergency escape test of its new crew capsule by a day.Liftoff is now set for Sunday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.The Falcon rocket was supposed ...

Rough seas delay escape test for SpaceX crew capsule

NASA hosts first public astronaut graduation ceremony

NASA on Friday celebrated its latest class of graduating astronauts at a public ceremony in Houston, honouring a diverse and gender-balanced group now qualified for spaceflight missions including ...

NASA hosts first public astronaut graduation ceremony

India plans unmanned moon mission in 2020

India plans to make a fresh attempt to land an unmanned mission on the moon in 2020 after a failed bid last year, the head of the country's space programme said Wednesday.Work is going "smoothly" on ...

India plans unmanned moon mission in 2020

Mars 2020 rover to seek ancient life, prepare human missions

The Mars 2020 rover, which sets off for the Red Planet next year, will not only search for traces of ancient life, but pave the way for future human missions, NASA scientists said Friday as they ...

Mars 2020 rover to seek ancient life, prepare human missions
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