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Astronomy Apr 10, 2019

Astronomers deliver first photo of black hole

Astronomers on Wednesday unveiled the first photo of a black hole, one of the star-devouring monsters scattered throughout the Universe and obscured by impenetrable shields of gravity.

Space Exploration Apr 11, 2019

SpaceX postpones first commercial launch due to strong wind

SpaceX postponed Wednesday what would have been its first commercial launch with the Falcon Heavy rocket, citing strong wind in the upper atmosphere.

Space Exploration Apr 10, 2019

Battle for space more stealth than Star Wars

At tens of thousands of kilometers above the Earth, a Russian satellite slowly approached the French-Italian satellite Athena-Fidus in October 2017, a move France later denounced as "an act of espionage."

Space Exploration Apr 10, 2019

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket poised for first commercial launch

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket is poised for its first commercial space launch Wednesday, carrying a Saudi satellite operated by Arabsat, a year after sending founder Elon Musk's red Tesla roadster into orbit as a test.

Astronomy Apr 10, 2019

Scientists set to reveal first true image of black hole

The world is finally about to see a black hole—not an artist's impression or a computer-generated likeness, but the real thing.

Space Exploration Apr 10, 2019

NASA demos CubeSat laser communications capability

Two NASA CubeSats teamed up on an impromptu optical, or laser, communications pointing experiment. The laser beam is seen as a brief flash of light close to the center of the focal plane, to the left of Earth's horizon.

Astronomy Apr 09, 2019

What is a black hole? Searching for what can't be seen

Massive, ravenous, powerful beyond measure -– physicists are convinced that black holes exist, even if no one has directly observed one.

Space Exploration Apr 08, 2019

Video: Staying fit in space

Managing the health of astronauts orbiting Earth at 28 000 km/h is a challenge, but how will we equip astronauts to stay healthy and deal with any medical emergencies during missions to the Moon or Mars?

Space Exploration Apr 05, 2019

Self-driving spacecraft set for planetary defence expedition

Engineers designing ESA's Hera planetary defence mission to the Didymos asteroid pair are developing advanced technology to let the spacecraft steer itself through space, taking a similar approach to self-driving cars.

Astronomy Apr 05, 2019

Gamma-ray blazars in the sky

When the supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies accrete material, they can eject powerful jets of charged particles at speeds approaching that of light. These particles in turn emit radiation across the electromagnetic ...

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