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Inmarsat to be first commercial customer for the new H3 launch vehicle

Inmarsathas entered into an agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) to be the first commercial customer to place an…

An exoplanet inflated like a balloon

Although helium is a rare element on Earth, it is ubiquitous in the Universe. It is, after hydrogen, the main…

China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing

China launched a rover early Saturday destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that…

InSight’s robotic arm ready for some lifting on Mars

NASA’s newest Mars lander InSight is slowly readying itself for its scientific mission. The newest images captured by the lander’s…

An exoplanet loses its atmosphere in the form of a tail

A new study, led by scientists from the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC), reveals that the giant exoplanet WASP-69b…

NASA’s InSight lander ‘hears’ wind on Mars

Humans can now hear the haunting, low rumble of wind on Mars for the first time, after NASA’s InSight lander…

Ariane 6 on the way to flight

This has been an intense year for Ariane 6 development, with progress boosted across Europe: plants are manufacturing new parts…

Magnets make a new soft metamaterial stiffen up in a flash

 The material could be used to make adaptive robots and body armor MAGNETICALLY MALLEABLE  A new magnetically tunable metamaterial…

A gut-brain link for Parkinson’s gets a closer look

Martha Carlin married the love of her life in 1995. She and John Carlin had dated briefly in college in…

Two new books explore the science and history of the 1918 flu pandemic

 ‘Pandemic 1918’ and ‘Influenza’ chronicle the flu’s devastating history and uncertain future DEADLY OUTBREAK  The 1918 Spanish flu virus…