The battle for the Moon begins

On the 48th anniversary of Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon, an Illinois attorney hopes to pocket as much as $4 million at a Sotheby’s auction of a bag that Apollo 11 astronauts filled with rocks. The bag’s history is as interesting as its travels : the US government accidentally sold it in 2015, […]

Facebook To Launch News Subscription Product: Thestreet

Facebook Inc plans to launch a subscription based news product, and will begin initial tests in October, The street reported on Tuesday,citing the social media company’s news partnerships head campbell Brown at a conference. According to the street report,the feature is likely to allow publishers to create a paywall on Facebook’s instant articles and guide […]

Indian astronomers discover supercluster of galaxies, name it ‘Saraswati’

A team of Indian astronomers has discovered an extremely large supercluster of galaxies-as big as 20 million billion suns-which they have named Saraswati, Pune-based Inter University Center for astonomy and astrophysics (IUCAA) said on Thursday. This is one of the largest known structures in the neighbourhood of the universe, 4,000 million light-years away from Earth […]

Scientists discover smallest-ever star

Scientists have discovered the smallest-known star in the universe-slightly larger than Saturn in size-which may possibly have Earth-sized planets with liquid water in its orbit. Researchers from University of Cambridge in the U.K. identified the star located about 600 light years away, called EBLM J0555-57Ab as it passed in front of its much larger companion. […]