A British man who lived in the Alps as a goat for three days has won one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes. Tom Thwaites had special prostheses made so he could walk like an animal. The spoof awards, which are not quite as famous as the real Nobels, were handed out during their annual ceremony at Harvard University, US.
The company set up to manufacture Europe's next-generation rocket - the Ariane 6 - says it is open to orders. Airbus Safran Launchers (ASL) expects to introduce the new vehicle in 2020. This week, member states of the European Space Agency gave their final nod to the project following an extensive review process.
Compartilhar Astrônomos localizaram 1 bilhão de estrelas como resultado do mais detalhado mapa da nossa galáxia, a Via Láctea. Desse total, 2 milhões tiveram sua distância e seus movimentos laterais nos céus traçados com precisão. O mapeamento, inédito em termos de escala, foi possível a partir do telescópio Gaia.
From the section Science & Environment The most precise map of the night sky ever assembled is taking shape. Astronomers working on the Gaia space telescope are releasing a first tranche of data recording the position and brightness of over a billion stars.
The most precise map of the night sky ever assembled is taking shape. Astronomers working on the Gaia space telescope are releasing a first tranche of data recording the position and brightness of over a billion stars. And for some two million of these objects, their distance and sideways motion across the heavens has also been accurately plotted.
Proyek di bawah pimpinan penjelajah David Hempleman-Adams -yang berambisi melayari Jalur Timur Laut (NEP) dan Barat Laut (NWP) Kutub Utara dalam satu musim- telah merampungkan petualangannya. Kapal Northabout meninggalkan Bristol, Inggris, pada bulan Juni dan mengarungi Kutub Utara dengan melawan arah jarum jam.
A project led by adventurer David Hempleman-Adams that aimed to sail the Arctic's North East and North West passages in a single season has completed its quest. The yacht Northabout left Bristol, UK, in June and traversed the North Pole in an anticlockwise direction.
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has revealed further details of the big, reusable rocket he has been developing inside his Blue Origin space company. The New Glenn, as it will be called, is designed to launch satellites and people from Cape Canaveral in Florida, the entrepreneur says.
Compartilhar A Agência Espacial Americana (Nasa) enviou ao espaço na madrugada desta sexta-feira uma missão que tentará obter amostras de um asteroide de 500m de comprimento, chamado Bennu. O corpo celeste faz parte de uma lista de 1730 asteroides que astrônomos acreditam ter a possibilidade de um dia se chocarem com a Terra.
Virgin Galactic has flown its new rocket plane for the first time in a "captive-carry test" above California. The vehicle, known as Unity, replaces the one that crashed in 2014, killing one of its pilots. In the captive-carry test, the rocket plane was carried to altitude by its mothership, Eve, to acquire data on aerodynamic performance.
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Selecting a term
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