A satellite
Israel makes history, launches DIDO III satellite into space

The satellite is carrying a tiny laboratory in which four medical scientific experiments to test drug resistance will be conducted under conditions of micro-gravity.

Asteroid to come close to Earth the day before US presidential election

The effect the asteroid would have on the US presidential election, however, is likely negligible.

A Geminids meteor shower is seen above the mountain range in Nagarkot. 2017
Perseid meteor shower to light up skies this week

The meteors in the Perseids shower tend to be bright so skywatchers may be able to spot up to 40 to 50 meteors per hour, if not more, even if the moonlight is bright on Tuesday night.

Dwarf planet Ceres is 'ocean world' with salty water deep underground

The findings confirm the presence of a subsurface reservoir of brine – salt-enriched water – remnants of a vast subsurface ocean that has been gradually freezing.

Bright nebula gas cloud in deep outer space
Solar system's heliosphere may be croissant-shaped - study

These findings could have major implications on the search for habitable planets outside the solar system.

A supermassive black hole in an undated NASA artist's concept illustration.
TAU deciphers why a black hole randomly ceased swallowing material

TAU chalks up the possibility that a star "got too close to the dining table," causing the disruption - being devoured in the process.

Richard Branson
Virgin Galactic's Branson to fly into space in early 2021

The company competes with billionaire-backed ventures such as Blue Origin that are vying to usher in a new era of space tourism.

Nuclear sites still dangerous in 24,000 years, say space archaeologists

Some nuclear tests were conducted also in outer space and nuclear fuel was employed as propellant for rockets.

The Long March 5 Y-4 rocket, carrying an unmanned Mars probe of the Tianwen-1 mission, takes off fro
China successfully launches independent, unmanned Mars mission

The probe is expected to reach Mars in February where it will attempt to deploy a rover to explore the planet for 90 days.

Scientists identify 37 recently active volcanic structures on Venus

"Our work shows that some of that interior heat is still able to reach the surface even today. Venus is clearly not so geologically dead or dormant as previously thought."

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