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Science & Technology

Odysseus Moon lander may have tipped sideways but is ‘stable’

A lunar lander which became the first privately owned spacecraft to land on the Moon is “stable” and is in communication with operators. Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C Odysseus lander, a private spacecraft, touched down in the Moon’s south pole region at 11.23pm UK time on Thursday. Steve Altemus, the chief executive and co-founder of Intuitive Machines, told a press conference the lander may have “tipped” but it is in communication with […]

todayFebruary 24, 2024 2


NASA delays Artemis 2 and 3 missions

NASA is delaying two upcoming missions to the Moon by about a year. The US space agency's Artemis mission aims to return human beings to the lunar surface for the first time since 1972. Ira Spitzer has more.

todayJanuary 11, 2024 5


U.S. launches moon landing space rocket

A US space rocket has launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a mission to make the first American Moon landing in more than half a century. Nasa has teamed up with private companies to study the Moon's surface ahead of human missions in the coming years. Nick Harper reports from Washington.

todayJanuary 9, 2024 3

Science & Technology

Do we live in a giant void? It could solve the puzzle of the universe’s expansion

Pablo Carlos Budassi/wikipedia, CC BY-SA Indranil Banik, University of St Andrews One of the biggest mysteries in cosmology is the rate at which the universe is expanding. This can be predicted using the standard model of cosmology, also known as Lambda-cold dark matter (ΛCDM). This model is based on detailed observations of the light left over from the Big Bang – the so-called cosmic microwave background (CMB). The universe’s expansion […]

todayDecember 1, 2023 2

Science & Technology

65 years of NASA – an astrophysicist reflects on the agency’s legacy

a Stephen G. Alexander, Miami University Sixty-five years ago, in 1958, several government programs that had been pursuing spaceflight combined to form NASA. At the time, I was only 3 years old. I’ve now been a professor of physics and astronomy for nearly 30 years, and I realize that, like countless others who came of age in the 1960s and ‘70s, NASA’s missions have had a profound effect on my […]

todayOctober 18, 2023 3