3 Scientists Get Nobel for Cosmic Discoveries, Planet Outside Solar System
The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2019 on Tuesday was awarded to three scientists for their focus on the cosmos and the discovery of a new planet outside the solar system. The prize was given to James Peebles for his “theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology” and Michael Mayor and... Read more
Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori has landed back on Earth
Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori has returned to Earth. After eight days in space Al Mansoori, the country’s first astronaut, touched down safely in Kazakhstan this afternoon (Thursday) just before 3pm (Dubai time). Footage broadcast by Russia’s space agency showed the Soyuz MS-12 capsule carrying Al Mansoori, NASA astronaut... Read more
‘Is the Earth Unique?’ Water Detected in Atmosphere of Exoplanet
A little known planet that is about 110-light-years away from our solar system might be able to host life, a new study has found. Astronomers at the Centre for Space Exochemistry Data at the University College London (UCL) detected water vapour in the atmosphere of the K2-18b “exoplanet,” a planet... Read more
Iran and China to Improve Mutual Ties in the Fields of Science and Technology
More than 50 Iranian knowledge-based companies are slated to visit Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Shanghai in November 10-14, 2019, in a bid to develop ties with their counterparts and partners in the Far Eastern country. An Iranian delegation, comprised of representative from 50 knowledge-based companies, and led by... Read more
Researchers are Exploring Fertility Preservation in Transgender Women
Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Researchers are exploring fertility preservation in transgender women. And while they say there are no guarantees, they report it’s possible to start producing sperm after stopping drugs that suppress maleness. In a new case report, researchers found one... Read more
Saudi is to Send its Astronaut Into Orbit
Saudi Arabia could soon send an astronaut into orbit aboard a Russian rocket as part of the Gulf state’s fledgeling space programme. Russian state media reported on Monday that the two countries have discussed sending a Saudi into space for a short-duration flight. “The countries have expressed readiness to... Read more
Apollo 11: Partial Lunar Eclipse Due on 50th Anniversary
A partial lunar eclipse could be visible from the UK on Tuesday, 50 years to the day since the US mission to put men on the Moon lifted off. Up to 60% of the Moon’s surface will appear red or dark grey at the height of the eclipse at... Read more
India Steps Up the International Space Race, Launches a Low-Cost Moon Mission
SRIHARIKOTA, INDIA (AFP) – India will step up the international space race on Monday (July 15) when it launches a low-cost mission to become only the fourth country to land a probe on the moon. Just five days before the 50th anniversary of man’s first lunar landing, Chandrayaan-2 –... Read more
What was the 1969 Apollo 11 Mission in the Moon?
It’s nearly 50 years since the US became the first country to land men on the Moon. The Apollo 11 mission was a huge moment in US and world history, but what exactly happened and why does it matter? Why did the US want to go to the Moon?... Read more
Thousands Watching in Chile Cheered as Darkness Descended During a Total Eclipse of the Sun
Thousands watching in the region of Coquimbo in Chile cheered as darkness descended during a total eclipse of the sun. The Moon’s great shadow, or umbra, then passed over the Andes and across to Argentina. The rest of Chile, as well as Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, and parts... Read more