Monthly Archives: November 2015

Newly signed law lays out space resource rights

President Barack Obama today put his signature on a law supporting the rights of space miners to extract, use and sell resources from asteroids, the moon, Mars and other celestial bodies – giving space-minded entrepreneurs something extra to be thankful for. “This is … Continue reading

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Alien megastructure? Nothing to see here

Recent infrared observations of a star that once showed a pattern of weird dimming have turned up no anomalous readings, astronomers say – and that supports the view that a comet blitz rather than the construction of an alien megastructure was behind … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos spaces out: ‘I can’t wait to go!’

Amazon’s billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, says watching his Blue Origin rocket make a safe landing after flying into space rates as one of the greatest moments of his life, and he can’t wait to take a ride himself. In an exclusive … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos tweets for the first time

The flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship on an uncrewed trip to space and back may be history-making, but here’s a first that’s almost as big for social media: Jeff Bezos’ maiden tweet. The rarest of beasts – … Continue reading

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Blue Origin sends rocket to space, gets it back

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, successfully sent its New Shepard rocket ship to outer space for the first time on Monday – and even more amazingly, brought every piece back down to Earth for a … Continue reading

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FAA shares drone registration recommendations

The Federal Aviation Administration has released a task force’s recommendations for setting up a registration system for recreational drones – and the full report includes fresh details about how the system would work. The main recommendations filtered out two weeks ago, … Continue reading

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General relativity gets a 100th birthday party

This week’s 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity is a geeky cause for celebration, but what’s arguably the concept’s toughest test has just gotten under way. General relativity was a follow-up to special relativity, Einstein’s big idea from … Continue reading

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