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NASA spacecraft survives flyby of the most distant object ever visited

NASA spacecraft survives flyby of the most distant object ever visited

Technology
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft pulled off the most distant exploration of another world Tuesday, skimming past a tiny, icy object 4 billion miles from Earth that looks to be shaped like a bowling pin. Flight controllers in Maryland declared success 10 hours after the high-risk, middle-of-the-night encounter at the mysterious body known as Ultima Thule on the frozen fringes of our solar system, an astounding 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto. "I don't know about all of you, but I'm really liking this 2019 thing so far," lead scientist Alan Stern of Southwest Research Institute said to applause. "I'm here to tell you that last night, overnight, the United States spacecraft New Horizons conducted the farthest exploration in the history of humankind, and did so spectacula...
Largest ever black hole collision detected by scientists

Largest ever black hole collision detected by scientists

Technology
An international team of scientists have detected the largest ever black hole collision through the ripples it made in space-time. US scientists discovered the space-time ripples - officially known as gravitational waves - in a breakthrough in 2016, although their existence was predicted by Albert Einstein roughly a century ago.Now academics at the Australian National University (ANU) have detected the collision between two black holes, which are believed to have formed a new black hole about 80 times larger than the Sun.The ANU team worked in partnership with other academic institutions through the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), which is based in the US.ANU Professor Susan Scott said the team discovered four collisions in total by re-a...

The 5 Biggest Investing Mistakes I've Ever Made

Finance
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Watch live: Astronauts to play first ever tennis match in space

Watch live: Astronauts to play first ever tennis match in space

Science
Aug. 21 (UPI) -- On Tuesday evening, four astronauts aboard the International Space Station will make history. They will attempt to play the first-ever tennis match in space. NASA astronaut Drew Feustel, commander of Expedition 56, has previously professed his love of tennis and was instrumental in arranging the historic match. He will be joined by fellow NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Serena Auñón-Chancellor, as well as Alexander Gerst, of the European Space Agency. The match will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook at 8:30 p.m. ET. "We rocketed two mini Net Generation racquets and balls to Feustel on the ISS," Amy Choyne, chief marketing officer with the USTA, said in a news release. "Drew's passion for tennis and space travel is inspiring our youth to serve to the ...
Corporate governance standards at PSBs much better than ever before, says Goyal

Corporate governance standards at PSBs much better than ever before, says Goyal

Finance
Emphasising that corporate governance standards being followed by public sector banks are much better than ever before, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal today said the government has stopped the "phone-call thing" coming in from Delhi to the banks. In an apparent dig at the previous UPA regime, Goyal said that not a single phone call would go to "give a loan, to address a loan, to restructure a loan or to settle a loan". Against the backdrop of high amounts of stressed assets in the banking system, the ruling BJP had alleged that earlier, banks used to get calls from the higher ups in the national capital to provide loans to various entities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also made references to it while replying to the debate on no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha last month. Goyal told...