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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Long March 11 launches out of Xichang for the first time. – NASASpaceflight.com

Long March 11 launches out of Xichang for the first time. – NASASpaceflight.com

China has conducted the first launch of its solid-fuelled quick-reaction Long March-11 launch vehicle from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center on Thursday. Carrying two new technology test satellites, Xinjishu Shiyan-G and Xinjishu Shiyan-H, the launch took place at 20:13 UTC. The new technology test satellites were developed by the Shanghai Institute of Microsatellite Innovation, the…
Dinosaur-killing asteroid created massive magma chamber that lasted millions of years, study shows – Fox News

Dinosaur-killing asteroid created massive magma chamber that lasted millions of years, study shows –...

The asteroid that slammed into Earth some 66 million years ago and wiped out the dinosaurs also produced a gigantic pool of magma many times larger than the crater at the center of Yellowstone National Park, new research reveals.The incident, known as the Chicxulub impact event, killed off 75 percent of all life on Earth,…
Maybe the Elusive Planet 9 Doesn’t Exist After All – Universe Today

Maybe the Elusive Planet 9 Doesn’t Exist After All – Universe Today

Oh Planet Nine, when will you stop toying with us? Whether you call it Planet Nine, Planet X, the Perturber, Jehoshaphat, “Phattie,” or any of the other proposed names—either serious or flippant—this scientific back and forth over its existence is getting exhausting. Is this what it was like when they were arguing whether Earth is…
Crash course in saving the Earth: Chinese simulation stops asteroid strike – South China Morning Post

Crash course in saving the Earth: Chinese simulation stops asteroid strike – South China...

In the computer simulation, EKI’s mission to save the Earth takes just under four years. Image: Handout Computer model shows how potentially hazardous asteroids can be knocked off course and out of harm’s way using an ‘enhanced kinetic impactor’ spacecraft Nasa advocates the use of nuclear weapons to neutralise such threats, but the option is…
Mergers between galaxies trigger activity in their core – Phys.org

Mergers between galaxies trigger activity in their core – Phys.org

Two galaxies merging. Credit: Hubble Space Telescope Active galactic nuclei (AGNs) play a major role in galaxy evolution. Astronomers from SRON and RuG have now used a record-setting sample of galaxies to confirm that galaxy mergers have a positive effect on igniting AGNs. They were able to compile about 10 times more pictures of merging…
SpaceX’s Starship SN4 launch vehicle prototype explodes after static engine fire test – TechCrunch

SpaceX’s Starship SN4 launch vehicle prototype explodes after static engine fire test – TechCrunch

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European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter will pass through the tails of Comet ATLAS in the coming days – Daily Mail

European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter will pass through the tails of Comet ATLAS in...

The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter probe will 'accidentally' pass through the tails of Comet ATLAS during the next few days.Scientists will be switching on four of the spacecraft's instruments early in order to take advantage of this rare opportunity in order to conduct some 'bonus science'.The encounter with ATLAS was not planned — the Solar…
‘Elon Musk Is Not A Lunatic’: Revisiting The Dawn Of SpaceX – Forbes

‘Elon Musk Is Not A Lunatic’: Revisiting The Dawn Of SpaceX – Forbes

This article was previously published in the May 12, 2003 issue of Forbes. With SpaceX’s historic private launch of astronauts into orbit, here is the first Forbes profile of Elon Musk from 2003, shortly after the company was founded—and five years before the first Tesla rolled off the line. Elon Musk made a fortune from the…
After 30 years of searching, astroboffins finally detect the universe’s ‘missing matter’ – using fast radio bursts – The Register

After 30 years of searching, astroboffins finally detect the universe’s ‘missing matter’ – using...

An artist's impression of a fast radio burst. Image Credit: ICRAR Astronomers have finally found hard-to-detect visible matter scattered across space, left over from the Big Bang, after searching for nearly thirty years, according to a study published in Nature. "We know from measurements of the Big Bang how much matter there was in the…
Astronomers Confirm The Earth-Sized Planet at Proxima Centauri Is Definitely There – ScienceAlert

Astronomers Confirm The Earth-Sized Planet at Proxima Centauri Is Definitely There – ScienceAlert

VICTOR TANGERMANN, FUTURISM 29 MAY 2020 Using state-of-the-art astronomical instruments, an international team of researchers has confirmed the existence of Proxima b, an Earth-like planet that's orbiting the closest star to our Solar System, Proxima Centauri. "Confirming the existence of Proxima b was an important task, and it's one of the most interesting planets known in the…

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