The first upgraded batch of Starlink satellites were launched by SpaceX today, marking the fourth reuse of a Falcon 9 booster and the first of a payload fairing. The main addition is increased spectrum capacity for end-users by making full use of the Ka- and Ku-bands. SpaceX's initial 60 satellites...
Cutting edge technology has revealed that Viking women were warriors too. By reconstructing a skull found in a Viking graveyard in Norway, British scientists have brought the face of a female warrior to life. When scientists began to reconstruct her facial features it was discovered she had a serious head injury,...
NASA has sent twelve bottles of red wine to the International Space Station (ISS) in an unusual science experiment. The wine is part of a 12-month experiment being conducted by the Luxembourg startup Space Cargo Unlimited to study how the aging process of wine is affected by microgravity in space. As...
Researchers at the University of Iowa report that the spacecraft Voyager 2 has entered the interstellar medium (ISM), the region of space outside the bubble-shaped boundary produced by wind streaming outward from the sun. Voyager 2, thus, becomes the second human-made object to journey out of our sun's influence,...
Three ancient shipwrecks which have already revealed important findings were discovered recently off the coast of Kasos Island in Greece’s Aegean Sea. During the exploration, which was funded by the Kasos Association of New York and was supported by the municipality of the island, divers discovered a series of archaeologically...
The Yukon, a territory located in northwestern Canada, was once home to ancient rhinos and turtles, a recent analysis of fossils discovered in 1973 shows. The ancient fragments of teeth were so small and in such bad shape that “most paleontologists may not have picked them up,” said Jaelyn Eberle,...
A DNA research traces the homeland of modern humans to the Makgadikgadi-Okavango wetland. Professor Vanessa Hayes, a geneticist at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia, said: "It has been clear for some time that anatomically modern humans appeared in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago.” "What has been long debated...
A heavily scarred 1,164-pound great white shark captured in the North Atlantic has researchers pondering a chilling question: What would bite the head of 12-foot-9-inch apex predator? Their best guess is an even bigger shark — a much bigger shark. “It was clear that something had just grabbed his entire head,”...
A hot, molten Earth would be around 5% larger than its solid counterpart. This is the result of a study led by researchers at the University of Bern. The difference between molten and solid rocky planets is important for the search of Earth-like worlds beyond our Solar System and...
Professor Didier Queloz from the University of Cambridge has been jointly awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Professor James Peebles and Professor Michel Mayor for their pioneering advances in physical cosmology, and the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star. Queloz is Professor of Physics at...