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NASA spacecraft 'phones home' after historic journey

NASA spacecraft 'phones home' after historic journey

Technology
An unmanned NASA spacecraft has sent a signal back to Earth after making a successful fly-by past the most distant world ever studied by mankind. Around 10 hours after reaching the icy world of Ultima Thule, which lies one billion miles beyond Pluto, in the early part of New Year's Day, the New Horizons vessel got in touch with scientists back home.The "phone home" signal took far longer to reach its destination than your average WhatsApp message because of just how far it had to travel, with Ultima Thule lying four billion miles from Earth.It is roughly 20 miles long and shaped like a giant peanut. Image: NASA published this image showing off the shape of Ultima Thule Image: An artist's impression ...
Mac Miller: US rapper 'found dead at home' aged 26

Mac Miller: US rapper 'found dead at home' aged 26

Entertainment
US rapper Mac Miller has been found dead at his California home, US media report.Reports say the 26-year-old, who was open about his substance abuse, died from an apparent overdose.The rapper, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, rose to fame after topping US charts with his debut album in 2011. He released his latest record, Swimming, earlier this year and was due to go on tour. Miller went through a well-publicised break-up with singer and girlfriend Ariana Grande earlier this year.The pair collaborated on a number of songs and performed together at the One Love Manchester concert in 2017.Charges were filed against the rapper last month after he was arrested in May for driving under the influence and hit and run. Grande...