One of NASA’s space telescopes is back in business after a two-day shutdown. NASA said Monday that the Chandra X-ray Observatory came back online Friday. Chandra’s trouble occurred less than a week after the Hubble Space Telescope was sidelined. In both cases, the problem was in the pointing system. Update!
Early Thursday morning, two astronauts aboard a Soyuz rocket heading to the International Space Station (ISS) had to make an emergency landing after an apparent booster failure. As a result, the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, is temporarily halting launch operations until the cause of the malfunction can be determined. And
Chinese researchers using gene editing and stem cell technology say they’ve bred healthy mice using two mothers — with no male mouse. The baby mice were healthy and developed well enough to go on to have normal offspring of their own. In experiments designed to explore what makes it so difficult for some
Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information — ranging from emails and phone numbers to more personal details like sites visited and places checked into — from millions of accounts as part of a security breach the company disclosed two weeks ago. Twenty-nine million accounts had some form
History is replete with “firsts” and the myth-like qualities ascribed to the people involved. Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, is probably one of the most recognizable of them in recent history. Damien Chazelle’s new movie First Man, released Friday, chronicles the man behind the