Nov. 8, 2018

88: Supermassive Black Hole Flares

88: Supermassive Black Hole Flares

Flares discovered erupting around the Sagittarius A* supermassive black hole

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*Flares discovered erupting around the Sagittarius A* supermassive black hole

Astronomers have detected flares erupting at the edge of Sagittarius A* the supermassive black hole lurking at the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy.

*NASA’s Dawn mission suddenly comes to an end

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has gone silent, ending a historic mission that studied time capsules from the solar system’s earliest chapter.

*Hubble Space Telescope back up and running

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is back up and running normally after going into protective safe mode three weeks ago when a gyroscope needed for aiming suddenly failed -- and a reserve gyro designed to replace it -- didn’t perform as expected.

*Stratolaunch to start space missions within two years

Stratolaunch says it will start flying rockets into space in 2020.

*Funding boost for Gold Coast rocket company

Gilmour Space Technologies has secured 19 million dollars in seed funding to launch its next-generation hybrid rockets into space.

*The Science Report

Chinese telecommunications giant accused of hacking foreign computer networks.

New twisted light beams could increase internet speeds by a hundred times.

NASA spots a massive rectangular monolith iceberg off Antarctica.

Birds that build their own tools from a variety of different parts.

Alex on Tech: Cybersecurity breach at the Perth Mint.

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