The rocket’s payload is Elon Musk’s own Tesla, and two of the three rocket segments have landed.
Image copyright Northrop Grumman Corp Image caption The shield’s dimensions are 21.2m by 14.2m. Its five layers are made from a polyimide film known as kapton coated with aluminium It is the size of a tennis court and next year it will go into orbit as part of the most sophisticated space telescope ever built. […]
Image copyright XPRIZE FOUNDATION Image caption Team Texas A&M Ocean Engineering: Autonomy is paramount The final of the ocean XPRIZE, which will see fleets of robots compete to map the largest area of seafloor inside 24 hours, will take place in deep waters off the coast of Greece. Teams will be invited in turn to […]
Image copyright SPL Rising temperatures in the Arctic are encouraging Barnacle geese to speed up their migration journeys north every spring says a new study. But their efforts to go faster are leaving them too drained to lay their eggs early when they arrive. This is bad news for the species as their chicks are […]