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World 02 Jan 2019 | 3:57 AM

NASA space probe 'phones home' in landmark mission to solar system's edge

(Reuters) - NASA's New Horizons explorer successfully "phoned home" on Tuesday after a journey to the most distant world ever explored by humankind, a frozen rock at the edge of the solar system that scientists hope will uncover secrets to its creation.

World 01 Jan 2019 | 2:42 PM

NASA probe believed to have passed distant space rock on landmark mission  

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A NASA explorer is believed to have reached the solar system's outermost region early Tuesday morning, flying close to a space rock 20 miles long and billions of miles from Earth on a mission to gather clues about the creation of the solar system.

World 01 Jan 2019 | 6:08 AM

NASA probe nears distant space rock for landmark flyby

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A NASA explorer is on track to reach the solar system's outermost region by early Tuesday morning, when scientists expect it to fly by a space rock 20 miles long and billions of miles from Earth, the most distant close encounter of its kind.

Books 22 Dec 2018 | 6:00 AM

‘The Perfectionists’ asks incisive questions about tech in the modern world

In ‘The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created The Modern World’ author Simon Winchester asks, is the world being over-engineered?

World 05 Nov 2018 | 4:43 AM

NASA's Hubble telescope finds 'smiley' in space

WASHINGTON (Bernama): The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a formation of galaxies that looks like a smiling face, says the US space agency NASA.

World 04 Oct 2018 | 2:24 AM

In a surprise, first alien moon discovered is big and gaseous

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronomers have pinpointed what appears to be the first moon detected outside our solar system, a large gaseous world the size of Neptune that is unlike any other known moon and orbits a gas planet much more massive than Jupiter.

TECH 04 Sep 2018 | 10:49 AM

Amazon eyes Chilean skies as it seeks to datamine the stars

Amazon.com is in talks with Chile to house and mine massive amounts of data generated by the country's giant telescopes, which could prove fertile ground for the company to develop new artificial intelligence tools.

World 13 Jul 2018 | 5:49 PM

South Africa's MeerKAT to help unlock mysteries of universe

CARNARVON, South Africa (Reuters) - A scientific mega-project to unlock cosmic conundrums from dark energy to detecting extraterrestrial life was given a boost on Friday, when the 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope was inaugurated in the remote South African town of Carnarvon.

Science & Technology 01 Jun 2018 | 7:01 AM

New evidence of water on Europa and the chance for extraterrestrial life

Strange readings from a dead spacecraft reveal new evidence of water under the crust of Jupiter's icy moon, Europa.

TECH 14 Mar 2018 | 4:31 AM

Stephen Hawking, physicist who reshaped cosmology, dies at 76

Stephen Hawking, the British physicist and black-hole theorist who brought science to a mass audience with the best-selling book A Brief History of Time, has died. He was 76.