Second set of Gravitational Waves detected
Astronomers have detected another gravitational wave signal causing a distortion in the fabric of spacetime. The newly announced detection occurred on December 26 when scientists with the Advanced LIGO -- Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory -- recorded a new signal generated by the merging of two black holes 1.4 billion light years away.
New Earth companion discovered
Astronomers have detected a new companion orbiting around the Sun with the Earth and Moon. The newly discovered asteroid will be a constant companion of Earth for hundreds of years.
Mars Opportunity rover wraps up its mission to Marathon Valley
NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover is finally wrapping up its study tour of Marathon Valley -- the ravine slicing through the rim of the red planet’s Endeavour Crater. The site has provided fruitful research targets for the six wheeled Opportunity rover since July last year.
SpaceX launches two new satellites into orbit
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has successfully placed two new telecommunications satellite into geostationary transfer orbits.
The 70 metre tall Falcon-9 rocket blasted off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force base carrying the EUTELSAT 117 West B and ABS-2A satellites into clear blue Florida skies.