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Hawking’s final book offers brief answers to big questions

Hawking's final book offers brief answers to big questions

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Stephen Hawking's final work, which tackles issues from the existence of God to the potential for time travel, was launched yesterday by his children, who helped complete the book after the British astrophysics giant's death. Hawking was forever being asked the same things and started work on "Brief Answers to the Big Questions" last year…
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Bangabandhu-1 to open doors for huge opportunities

Bangabandhu-1 to open doors for huge opportunities

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Bangladesh becomes a member of the exclusive club of satellite-owning countries as its first commercial satellite was launched to space in the early hours of today (Bangladesh time 2:14am), opening the doors for huge opportunities. Read More: New era begins Experts, policymakers and people related with the country’s most sophisticated project said this satellite will…
Astronomers peer closer than ever to ‘cosmic dawn’

Astronomers peer closer than ever to 'cosmic dawn'

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Astronomers have observed a galaxy a very distant 13.28 billion lightyears away, zooming in closer than ever to the "cosmic dawn" of the Universe's first stars. Pinpointing this period of star birth -- which gave rise to oxygen, carbon and other elements in the Universe -- is a holy grail for astronomers chasing down the…
2 sportscar-sized satellites in orbit to measure Earth’s water

2 sportscar-sized satellites in orbit to measure Earth's water

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A SpaceX rocket Tuesday blasted off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and Germany to reveal changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth. "Three, two, one, liftoff!" said a SpaceX commentator as the Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 12:47pm Pacific…
Bangabandhu-1 launch process postponed, to resume tomorrow

Bangabandhu-1 launch process postponed, to resume tomorrow

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Satellite launching company SpaceX has postponed its process to launch Bangabandhu-1 to the orbit due to a standard ground system auto abort. It will resume the process tomorrow at 4:14pm US local time, SpaceX told in a tweet early today. It means the launching process will resume at 2:14am (Bangladesh local time). Asked about the…