The market for low-cost satellite launches is expanding rapidly and US companies are eyeing the Alcantara space center in Brazil. Launching near the equator dramatically cuts fuel costs, a fact the Latin American country emphasizes to draw new commercial contracts.
Scientists have detected a faint radio signal from 13.6 billion years ago, when the earliest stars were first beginning to glow. The finding paints a picture of a formative moment in the universe's history and may offer the first ever confirmation of so-called 'dark matter.'
A girl looks through a window of a train parked at a railway station in New Delhi on April 20.
The artwork is rudimentary, but the new findings are a surprise that 'constitutes a major breakthrough in the field of human evolution studies.'
The Dhofar desert's resemblance to the landscape on Mars, with similar riverbeds and salt domes, makes it a perfect location for more than 200 scientists from 25 nations to test out technology for a manned mission to Mars.
SpaceX's latest rocket was launched into orbit Tuesday with a sports car on board. 'You can tell it's real,' SpaceX chief Elon Musk said, 'because it looks so fake.'
The discovery of a rare plant-eating dinosaur's fossils in western Egypt has ignited international excitement about the region's potential deposits. While a global leader in archeology, the country has seen far less success with prehistoric excavation.