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Einstein & Eddington

Einstein & Eddington

The man who made Einstein world-famous
It is hard to imagine a time when Albert Einstein’s name was not recognised around the world. But even after he finished his theory of relativity in 1915, he was nearly unknown outside Germany – until…more

-BBC

-BBC

Chang’e-4: Chinese rover ‘confirms’ Moon crater theory
The Chinese Chang’e-4 rover may have confirmed a longstanding idea about the origin of a vast crater on the Moon’s far side…more

-BBC

Michigan meteorite used as doorstop
A US professor has established a rock used as a doorstop is actually a meteorite worth thousands of dollars. Mona Sirbescu from Central Michigan University was asked by a local man to inspect the object he had kept for 30 years after finding it on a farm…more

-BBC

UK satellite ‘sets sail’ for return to Earth
echDemoSat-1 was launched in 2014 to trial a number of new in-orbit technologies but has now reached the end of its operational life. To bring it out of the sky faster than would ordinarily be the case, it has deployed a “drag sail”…more

-BBC

SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites
A Falcon-9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida late on Thursday, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet…more

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