A small satellite the size of a tissue box has achieved a tremendous feat, beaming down data from space to Earth at a record-breaking rate, and doing so with laser communications.
Science can be beautiful. A picture of a nebula. A microscope image of a cell. The fossilised remains of a dinosaur, captured in the frozen lustre of Lightning Ridge opals. OK, so that last one is oddly specific, but very much a thing. A rare find by miner Bob Foster 25 years ago, the smashed-up…