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*Queensland company wins Australian orbital rocket contract
The Australian Department of Defence Science and Technology has awarded Queensland-based Gilmour Space a contract to develop a new orbital rocket launch system.
*WFIRST Dark Energy Telescope renamed after Nancy Grace Roman
NASA has formally named its Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope – WFIRST -- in honour of the agency’s first chief astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, who paved the way for space telescopes like Hubble to observe the universe from orbit – above the effects of Earth’s atmosphere.
*Lunar tee pee
The European Space Agency has developed a new use for urine as a superplasticiser for making a robust type of concrete on the Moon.
*The Science Report
Autopsies of patients who died of COVID-19 show the virus is present in multiple organs.
New study shows COVID-19 can be passed from cat to cat but questions remain about dogs.
Global warming making cyclones and hurricanes stronger and more intense.
Scientists develop a new prototype quantum radar device.
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