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Black holes: devourers of stars reveal their secrets

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A trio of scientists was awarded the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for their research into black holes, some of the most mysterious objects in the universe that gobble stars like specks of dust. So powerful they bend the laws of nature, not even Albert Einstein, the father of general relativity, was convinced they could…
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A milestone for privatisation of space: SpaceX brings astronauts home safely

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America's first crewed spaceship to fly to the International Space Station in nearly a decade returned safely to Earth on Sunday, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico. The mission, carried out jointly by NASA and the private company SpaceX, demonstrated that the United States has the capacity once more to send its astronauts to…
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Virgin, Rolls-Royce to build a supersonic commercial plane that flies at three times the speed of sound

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Space tourism company Virgin Galactic on Monday announced a partnership with engine-maker Rolls-Royce to build a supersonic commercial aeroplane that flies at three times the speed of sound. The aircraft would travel at Mach 3 -- rather than the Mach 2 speed of Concorde, the pioneering jet that operated from 1976 to 2003. Any new…
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NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life

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The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers — blasted off for the red planet Thursday as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life. NASA's Perseverance rode…
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NASA launches rover to seek signs of past life on Mars

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NASA's next-generation Mars rover Perseverance blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Thursday atop an Atlas 5 rocket on a $2.4 billion mission to search for traces of potential past life on Earth's planetary neighbour. The next-generation robotic rover - a car-sized six-wheeled scientific vehicle - also is scheduled to deploy a mini-helicopter on Mars…