Oct. 23, 2018

82: Soyuz Mission Aborted

82: Soyuz Mission Aborted

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*Soyuz mission aborted minutes after launch

In what was the most dangerous manned spaceflight incident since the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster –the Soyuz MS 10 spacecraft suffered a mission abort just two minutes after launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan.

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*Discovery of ancient star

Astronomers have identified one of the most ancient stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

*New weapon in battle against space junk

Researchers have found a new way of dealing with space junk by using a new type of hunter-killer satellite powered by superheated gas.

*Hubble Space Telescope switches to safe mode following gyro failure

NASA’s Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope has switched into a default safe mode after one of its gyros suddenly failed.

*The Science Report

Young adults classified as obese can expect to lose up to 10 years in life expectancy.

Having too much vitamin A may decrease bone thickness, leading to fracture-prone bones.

A new study warns that global sea levels could rise more than 15 metres within 200 years.

A 2000-year-old limestone column containing the earliest written Hebrew inscription of Jerusalem.

Alex on tech: Khashoggi and the Apple watch.

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