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SpaceIL boss: "Beresheet 2 starts tomorrow, we set our flag on the moon"

After the Israeli starship Beresheet had not landed safely on the moon this week, SpaceIL chairman Morris Kahn announced that he would launch the Beresheet 2 project with immediate effect. He added, "We have started something and need to finish it. We set our flag on the moon. " The small spacecraft, the world's first privately-funded lunar lander, plunged onto …

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This black hole is now called Pōwehi, at least in Hawaii

When Jessica Dempsey, deputy director of the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Maunakea, Hawaii, asked for help last year to name an upgrade to a deep-space detection system, she turned to Uncle Larry. Uncle Larry, better known as Larry Kimura, Associate Professor of Hawaiian Language and Studies at the University of Hawai'i, heard her designate the system as something that …

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The public asked to name the planet discovered in 2007

Image Rights Help Name 2007 OR10 Caption The planet is currently known as (225088) 2007 OR10 Astronomers have asked the public to help designate a planet in our solar system discovered in 2007. The planet orbiting the sun beyond Neptune has since been called (225088) 2007 OR10 The scientists who discovered it ask the public to help choose a catchier …

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The US International Space Station segment was through tens of kilograms of methane

Tech 22:02 12.04.2019 Receive Short URL The section where the incident occurred was used to test experimental technologies for refueling spacecraft with methane using special techniques, including the Allow fuel conservation In long tanks in containers. The RRM-3 module of the US section of the International Space Station has leaked several tens of kilograms of methane into space, Sputnik said. …

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SpaceX revenue turning point for Falcon: Second flight: Banker

With 27 engines, Falcon Heavy is the world's largest rocket and has a thrust of 5.1 million pounds – equivalent to approximately 18 Boeing 747 aircraft. For the entire rocket attack, however, remained the question of whether Falcon Heavy would succeed both to win contracts and to start valuable payloads. Falcon Heavy was unveiled in 2011, and after delays in …

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The 12-year-old builds a nuclear reactor with devices from eBay at home

Going to PlayStation, going to the movies with friends, playing outside – this is what most 12-year-old kids' free time looks like. But that's not how Jackson Oswalt is. Two years ago, today's 14-year-old achieved something that even some of the most renowned scientists failed to do: he did nuclear fusion in his parents' garage in Texarkana, Ark. "One day …

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