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7 books to introduce kids to the wonders of space

If your child has been asking questions about space, they are sure to enjoy these books.

Companies can't hide as startups obtain insights on them with spy satellites

High-altitude surveillance was once the domain of global superpowers. Now, a growing number of startups are turning it into a business, aiming to sell insights gleaned from small and inexpensive “cube satellites.”

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Long duration space missions may shrink spinal muscles: Study

Study, published in the journal Spine, analysed computed tomography (CT) scans of the lumbar (lower) spine in 17 astronauts and cosmonauts who flew missions on the ISS.

Novel planters for astronauts grow beans in space

"Astronauts like gardening and everything that reminds them of life on earth. They enjoy tending and watering the vegetables, and getting them to germinate," said Silje Wolff, a plant physiologist at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

New model of universe may solve dark energy mystery

Understanding the nature of this dark energy is one of the paramount enigmas of fundamental physics. It has long been hoped that string theory will provide the answer.

Astronomers expect rare gamma-ray burst

A gamma-ray burst from a star like this has the capacity to strip the earth of its Ozone layer.

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Cold 'super-Earth' exoplanet discovered orbiting nearby star

Barnard's star, which is just six light-years away, moves in Earth's night sky faster than any other star.

Stratolaunch announces reusable space plane, launch vehicles for satellites

With its rockets, Allen's Stratolaunch Systems Corp is trying to cash in on higher demand in the coming years for vessels that can put satellites into orbit.

Past space weather may help avoid future threats

The study shows that space weather and the activity of the Sun are not entirely random - and may constrain how likely large weather events are in future cycles.

UK to construct nation's first vertical launch spaceport in Scotland

The UK is a “geographically strategic location for launch” with its northern latitudes, and well-placed to reach polar and near-polar orbits.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landing: Here's everything you need to know

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed for the third time on a droneship in the Atlantic ocean. Here's all you need to know.

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Francois Hollande's visit aims at strengthening relations: French Ambassador

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): France Ambassador to India Francois Richier on Friday said France President François Hollande's second visit to India would be a great occasion to strengthen India-France relations. He added that there were several agendas such as energy restoration, space projects that would be the prime agenda of the talk. On the Rafale deal, Richier said discussions are going on and the outcome was yet not known. He added that there would also be an internal meeting with Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi. Regarding the threat received on Hollande's visit, Richier said it was being investigated and such threats are just to create disorder.

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