Asteroid grazes past Earth in 'critical' rehearsal

2017-10-12 21:33

A house-sized asteroid has grazed past Earth, passing harmlessly inside the moon's orbit, as predicted, to give experts a rare opportunity to rehearse for a real strike threat in future.

WATCH: Record-breaking woman astronaut back on Earth

Peggy Whitson, 57, the oldest female astronaut in the history of space exploration, is back on Earth after spending a whopping 288 consecutive days in the ISS. Watch.

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Largest asteroid in a century to whizz past Earth

2017-08-30 21:27

The largest asteroid in more than a century will whizz safely past Earth on September 1 at a safe but unusually close distance of about 7 million kilometres, Nasa says.

Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying

2017-08-18 22:10

Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the US in 99 years.

Astronomers stunned by star 'nursery' age find

2017-07-27 22:45

Surprised astronomers have found stars of three different ages in a stellar "nursery" in the Milky Way, throwing into question the scientific consensus on how stars are formed.

Russian, French astronauts return from ISS

2017-06-02 20:19

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy have ended their marathon 196-day mission to the International Space Station.

China's first cargo spacecraft docks with space lab

2017-04-22 18:04

China's first cargo spacecraft has successfully completed docking with an orbiting space lab, says the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre.

China launches first cargo spacecraft

2017-04-20 19:28

A Chinese rocket successfully sent the country's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, into space from the southern island province of Hainan.

France, Japan aim to land probe on Mars moon

2017-04-13 19:12

France and Japan want to recover pieces of a Martian Moon and bring them back to Earth, the head of France's National Centre for Space Studies says.

SpaceX hails 'revolution' after recycled rocket launch, landing

2017-03-31 15:45

SpaceX chief Elon Musk hailed a "revolution in spaceflight" after blasting off a recycled rocket for the first time, a feat that could dramatically lower the cost of space travel.


Asteroid to pass alarmingly close to Earth

2017-10-08 05:47

Nasa Earth defence specialists are closely monitoring the approach of an asteroid that is due to make a staggeringly close pass of Earth.

Record-breaking astronaut comes back to Earth

2017-09-03 16:39

A record-shattering NASA astronaut touched down to Earth on Sunday, finishing a 288-day mission that put her over the top as the American who has spent the most cumulative amount of time in space.

Total solar eclipse mesmerises America

2017-08-21 22:50

Emotional sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America as the sun vanished behind the moon in a rare total eclipse - and US President Donald Trump sneaked a peak without his glasses on.

Asteroid to pass between Earth, Moon

2017-08-10 21:54

A house-sized asteroid will shave past our planet on October 12, far inside the Moon's orbit but without posing any threat.

Growing risk of asteroid hitting Earth: scientists

2017-06-06 22:30

Czech astronomers say the risk is growing that Earth will be hit by an asteroid from a meteor stream known as the Taurids.

Cassini survives dive through Saturn's rings

2017-04-27 19:01

The NASA spacecraft Cassini has survived its plunge between the rings of Saturn and, after briefly going dark for the flyby, is communicating again.

Russian, American two-man crew reaches ISS

2017-04-20 22:30

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian and an American has reached the International Space Station completing the first two-man flight to the ISS in over a decade.

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth

2017-04-14 18:20

An asteroid roughly 650m across and with a surface twice as reflective as that of the Moon, will streak past Earth on April 19 at a safe but uncomfortably close distance, astronomers say.

Russians, American back on Earth

2017-04-10 22:00

Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut have touched down safely in central Kazakhstan following a 173-day mission aboard the International Space Station.

US astronaut breaks record

2017-03-30 22:29

American astronaut Peggy Whitson has made history when she floated outside the International Space Station breaking the record for the most spacewalks by a woman.

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