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The Osiris-Rex spacecraft sent back a striking view of Earth and the moon looking tiny against the backdrop of space.
Now that the technique has been shown to work in space, there’s no telling what astronauts might find next.
From next steps in the commercial space revolution to a rocket-powered supercar, there’s much to look forward to in 2018.
Researchers have developed a scanning technique that leaves the cases intact but allows historians to read what is on the papyrus.
All the data gathered will be made available for free for the public and industry including archaeologists, urban planners and even game developers.
The near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon has a diameter of about six kilometres — roughly one kilometre larger than previous estimates.
A baffling discovery inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid was among the scientific discoveries and unsolved mysteries that left us scratching our heads this year.
It was a year of endings and beginnings: the plucky Cassini spacecraft’s 13-year-long mission reached its finale, while the fledgling field of gravitational wave astronomy bagged the catastrophic collision of two dead stars.
The radar images reveal the asteroid is spheroidal in shape and has a large concavity at least several hundred meters in extent near the leading edge, and a conspicuous dark, circular feature near one of the poles.
Genetics is about to answer a question that has vexed historians for a century. The author examines the range of possible answers and their implications.