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As MH370 search nears its end, doubts surface about the plane’s final resting place

As MH370 search nears its end, doubts surface about the plane’s final resting place As the search enters its final phases, the engineering team behind the operation has admitted it may have been looking in the wrong place all along.Without direct communication from the aircraft or its flight data recorder, the search team had to make a series of assumptions about the aircraft’s final hours.

Investigators conclude MH 370 plunged into the ocean, out of control, rather than landing in a smooth descent

Investigators conclude MH 370 plunged into the ocean, out of control, rather than landing in a smooth descent For the past six months, we’ve gotten conflicting information from different experts about what most likely happened during MH 370’s final hours.The board bases this conclusion on an analysis of the Burst Frequent Offset (BFO) data recorded by the orbiting Inmarsat satellite.

SpaceX loses major contract as launch schedule slips to 2017

SpaceX loses major contract as launch schedule slips to 2017 It has been just over three months since a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launchpad, taking its Facebook satellite payload along with it.The Inmarsat S-band satellite was scheduled to go up on a Falcon 9 launched from Cape Canaveral early in 2017.

This Week in Space: From Paranal to Proxima B

This Week in Space: From Paranal to Proxima B We won’t know if Proxima b is habitable until we can get some sharp telescopes pointed straight at it, which doesn’t happen until next year.A team of scientists based in the UK has been running models to see what they can tease out of the data we currently have on Proxima b, and they’ve got optimistic results.