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Scientists want to call Pluto and 150 other space rocks planets

A team of scientists in the US is calling for the return of Pluto‘s planetary status. For everyone who’s been clamoring for the...

How should NASA break the news if it discovers alien life in 2022?

The recent launch of the James Webb space telescope has the science world abuzz with dreams of cosmic breakthroughs in our understanding of...

Sectors where New Zealand startups are poised to win – TechCrunch

As a remote island nation in the middle of the South Pacific, New Zealand is experiencing the stirrings of a burgeoning startup scene....

NASA takes a $10B gamble on Webb – what could go wrong?

The James Webb space telescope was successfully launched over the weekend. The $10B honeycomb array, which will serve as the spiritual successor to...

Why aliens should be terrified of NASA’s new space telescope

NASA’s  James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is set to launch real soon — on December 25 at 07:20am EST (12:20 GMT/UTC) to be...

TechCrunch+ roundup: Travel bans and H-1Bs, Reddit’s IPO plans, early-stage space chat – TechCrunch

The fees investment banks charge to underwrite IPOs can gobble several points from a public company’s gross proceeds, but new competition is giving...

Bold visions and solid fundamentals are driving investor interest in space – TechCrunch

Investors are excited about the opportunities in the space market that are being unlocked by exit events and continued interest and private investment...

Weather-focused IBISA raises seed round to back its microinsurance solutions for low-income small farmers – TechCrunch

Agricultural microinsurance startup IBISA announced that it has raised a seed round of €1.5 million – approximately $1.70 million. The round was led...

Max Q: Astra heads to the Space Coast – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Max Q! Happy December everyone. We’re officially nearing the end of the year, and what a year it’s...

First Resonance brings its space-scale manufacturing OS to hardware makers with $14M A round – TechCrunch

First Resonance makes software for making hardware. The company’s Ion platform provides an all-in-one option for anyone who has to manage manufacturing lines,...

Can galaxies without dark matter tell us how the universe ends?

Raise your hand if you live in a stable universe that’s rapidly expanding to support its own vastness. Not so fast Earthlings. We...

Ursa Major raises $85M to disrupt the vertically-integrated launch sector – TechCrunch

The launch sector is getting crowded. Many of the biggest players are building their own rocket engines, but space startup Ursa Major is...

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