Science

Russia puts Iranian satellite into orbit
The remote sensing satellite, named after the 11th Century Persian poet and philosopher Omar Khayyam, was launched by a Russian Soyuz rocket
China successfully launches a pilot reusable spacecraft
The unidentified spacecraft will operate in the orbit for some time to provide technical validations for reuses, according to CCTV
As satellites, space junk proliferate, US to revise rules
The authorities plan to look at 'new ways to clean up orbital debris' as there are 'thousands of metric tons of junk' in space
Cosmic 'black widow' is heaviest-known neutron star
The neutron star, wildly spinning at 707 times per second, has a mass about 2.35 times greater than that of our Sun
S Korea launches first lunar orbiter
The orbiter, Danuri, will enter the moon's orbit in December before starting a yearlong observation mission, making South Korea the world's seventh lunar explorer
Crypt sheds light on Mayan death ritual
Inside the chamber archaeologists found 400 vessels containing human ashes mixed with rubber and roots
South Korea develops nanotech tattoo as health monitoring device
The tattoo can send a readout of a patient's heart rate and other vital signs to a monitor
NASA criticises China after debris from rocket falls back to Earth
US Space Command said the Long March 5B rocket re-entered over the Indian Ocean on Saturday
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