Astronomers fascinated by the brightest flash of space light ever observed

AFP, published on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 02:05 Astronomers have observed the brightest flash of light ever, emitted at a distance of 2.4 billion light-years from Earth and likely caused by the birth of a black hole. This burst of gamma rays, the most intense form of electromagnetic radiation, was first observed by telescopes … Read more

Accused of sexually assaulting a teenager in 1986, Kevin Spacey appears in civil proceedings in New York

AFP, published on Friday, October 07, 2022 at 01:01 Five years after the #Metoo surge, fallen star Kevin Spacey appeared in New York on Thursday in a civil lawsuit brought by American actor Anthony Rapp, who accused him of “sexual assault” when he was 14 in 1986, which the “House of Cards” actor denies. The … Read more

Accused of sexually assaulting a teenager in 1986, Kevin Spacey appears in civil proceedings in New York

AFP, published on Friday, October 07, 2022 at 01:01 Five years after the #Metoo surge, fallen star Kevin Spacey appeared in New York on Thursday in a civil lawsuit brought by American actor Anthony Rapp, who accused him of “sexual assault” when he was 14 in 1986, which the “House of Cards” actor denies. The … Read more

The Nobel for “click chemistry”, with an extremely rare double winner

AFP, published on Wednesday, October 05, 2022 at 2:54 p.m. They have opened up new areas with a “Lego” of chemistry: the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday crowned the Dane Morten Meldal, the American Carolyn Bertozzi and her compatriot Barry Sharpless, who achieved the extremely rare feat of winning a second Nobel 21 years … Read more

Webb and Hubble capture detailed views of the impact

AFP, published on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 6:20 p.m. The James Webb and Hubble telescopes, the most powerful space observatories, revealed detailed views of the impact of NASA’s Dart spacecraft on an asteroid on Thursday, images that will help scientists understand the expected orbit-altering process. It is the first time that the two famous … Read more

A NASA spacecraft ready to crash into an asteroid to divert its trajectory

AFP, published on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 07:26 Surely the dinosaurs would have liked to think of that. Science fiction films, like “Armageddon” or more recently “Don’t Look Up: Cosmic Denial”, have been considering it for a long time. This time, NASA will finally attempt what has never been done before: deviate the trajectory … Read more

An American and two Russians bound for the ISS in full offensive in Ukraine

AFP, published on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 07:26 An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are due to take off on Wednesday for the International Space Station (ISS), a trip that represents a rare sign of cooperation amid tensions linked to the offensive in Ukraine. NASA’s Frank Rubio as well as Sergei Prokopiev and … Read more