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US scientists observe neutron stars colliding

Astronomers announced Monday they have observed gravitational waves emitted by the collision of two neutron stars. Scientists say the ground-breaking discovery marks a new era in astronomy. It is the first time scientists have detected the light and gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time, produced by a cosmic event. The …

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Space X to launch 2 new Turkish satellites

American aerospace company Space X will launch two new Turkish satellites, Turkey’s Transport, Maritime and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan said Thursday. The satellites, Turksat 5A and Turksat 5B will be launched by the Falcon 9 rocket — a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe …

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NASA ends Cassini’s mission orbiting Saturn

NASA’s Cassini space probe ended its 20-year mission on Friday by crashing into the surface of Saturn. Cassini, which was launched in 1997 and became the first craft to orbit the famed ringed planet in 2004, was able gather and transmit valuable data about Saturn’s atmosphere even as it was …

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