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Nasa discovers new planet in binary-star system Kepler-47

16/05/2024
Astronomers have revealed the detection of a third planet in the Kepler-47 system, elevating its status as one of the most captivating binary-star systems. This recent revelation, based on observations from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, was spearheaded by a team from San Diego State University. Dubbed Kepler-47d, the newfound planet falls in size between Neptune and Saturn, orbiting amidst two planets already known in the system.

'Robotic transport system': Nasa announces plans to build first railway system on Moon

15/05/2024
Nasa is gearing up to send astronauts back to the moon and has unveiled its blueprint for the inaugural lunar railway system, dubbed FLOAT (Flexible Levitation on a Track). Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California are presently spearheading the development of the FLOAT system. The project is designed to create a "robotic transport system" that will support the future lunar activities of astronauts visiting the moon

Study shows greater screen time in children linked to development delay

15/05/2024
Prolonged screen time affects children's communication and problem-solving skills, emphasizing the need to limit exposure. Experts advise against screen time for children under 1 year and highlight the importance of active communication and physical movements in child development.

First crewed flight of Boeing spacecraft delayed again

15/05/2024
Boeing's Starliner crewed launch to ISS delayed due to technical issue. Astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams returning to Houston as engineers work on resolving a helium leak in the service module. NASA relies on Starliner success to certify another commercial vehicle for ISS transport, following SpaceX's Dragon capsule success in 2020.

Soon, scientists may be able to predict volcanic eruptions more accurately

14/05/2024
Recent research led by Dr Catherine Booth from Imperial College London and the University of Bristol is refining volcanic eruption predictions by studying magma's origin points up to 20 kilometers underground. The study challenged the previous assumptions and emphasised the role of magma buoyancy, with implications for predictive models and factors like water and carbon dioxide in magma.