Orbit carry out largest industrial letting in the North West in 2017

AIM listed company Accrol Group Holdings plc has agreed to lease 368,400 sq. ft. of industrial space at Orbit Development’s distribution warehouse scheme, M58 Distribution Centre in Skelmersdale. Accrol is a leading independent manufacturer of both branded and private label tissue products with ranges including toilet, kitchen and facial tissues. The Blackburn based company manufactures … Read more

Star discovered in closest known orbit around likely Black Hole

Astronomers have found evidence for a star that whips around a black hole about twice an hour. This may be the tightest orbital dance ever witnessed for a likely black hole and a companion star. This discovery was made using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory as well as NASA’s NuSTAR and CSIRO’s Australia Telescope Compact Array … Read more

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft in Orbit around Mighty Jupiter

After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m. PDT (11:53 p.m. EDT) Monday, July 4. “Independence Day always is something to celebrate, but today we can add … Read more

Veteran NASA Spacecraft nears 60,000th lap around Mars, no pit stops

NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft will reach a major milestone June 23, when it completes its 60,000th orbit since arriving at the Red Planet in 2001. Named after the bestselling novel “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Arthur C. Clarke, Odyssey began orbiting Mars almost 14 years ago, on Oct. 23, 2001. On Dec. 15, 2010, it … Read more

NASA Spacecraft in Earth’s Orbit, Preparing to Study Magnetic Reconnection

Following a successful launch at 10:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, NASA’s four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft are positioned in Earth’s orbit to begin the first space mission dedicated to the study of a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection. This process is thought to be the catalyst for some of the most powerful explosions in our solar system. … Read more

NASA Spacecraft Returns New Images of Pluto En Route to Historic Encounter

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft returned its first new images of Pluto on Wednesday, as the probe closes in on the dwarf planet. Although still just a dot along with its largest moon, Charon, the images come on the 109th birthday of Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered the distant icy world in 1930. “My dad would be … Read more