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Monday, October 18, 2021

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NASA launches first space probe to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroids

October 18, 2021 10:37 am

Scientists hope Lucy's close-up fly-by of seven Trojans will yield new clues to how the solar system's planets came to be formed some 4.5 billion years ago and what shaped their present configuration.

From spy satellites to mobile networks, South Korea hopes new rocket gets space programme off ground

October 15, 2021 3:06 pm

South Korea’s push into space comes as it speeds ahead with its own military ballistic missile systems after agreeing with the United States this year to end all bilateral restrictions on them.

Big picture, big data: Swiss unveil VR software of universe

October 13, 2021 4:03 pm

The project assembles information from eight databases that count at least 4,500 known exoplanets, tens of millions of galaxies, and more than 1.5 billion light sources from the Milky Way alone.

Australia plans rover to help NASA find oxygen on Moon

October 13, 2021 2:48 pm

The rover would collect soil that contains oxides and NASA would use separate equipment to extract oxygen from that soil.

European-Japanese space mission gets first glimpse of Mercury

October 04, 2021 5:45 pm

The mission was launched in 2018, flying once past Earth and twice past Venus on its journey to the solar system’s smallest planet.

Delhi needs a sensible regulatory framework for India to catch up with rapidly changing commercial dynamic in outer space

October 04, 2021 9:45 am

The time is now apt for Delhi to mandate government space agencies to focus on basic research, while allowing the private sector to take the lead in the full range of activities relating to the space business.

Inspiration4 crew had 'challenges' with the toilet, says Elon Musk

September 22, 2021 3:11 pm

Elon Musk also tweeted that the future missions will include a “little oven for heating food and Starlink wifi.”

NASA splits human spaceflight unit in two, reflecting new orbital economy

September 22, 2021 11:38 am

The reorganisation, announced by NASA chief Bill Nelson on Tuesday, reflects an evolving relationship between private companies and the federal agency.

Who gets sick in Space? Orbital tourists may offer better clues

September 17, 2021 3:57 pm

Not only does radiation in space slam into DNA, creating mutations, but the unusual conditions of weightlessness cause some genes to turn on and others to turn off.

Chinese astronauts leave space station module for Earth

September 16, 2021 11:14 am

Construction of the space station began in April with the launch of Tianhe, a cylinder-like module slightly bigger than a city bus.