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New planet could support life: ESO observatory

2017-11-15 18:27

A new extrasolar system planet can be added to a handful of fellow exoplanets which could theoretically support life, the European Southern Observatory says.

Russia's space agency says glitch in manned Soyuz landing

2017-10-18 19:29

Russia's space agency says a manned Soyuz rocket suffered a partial loss of pressure as it returned to Earth earlier this year.

Sixty years after Sputnik: taking stock and looking to the future

2017-10-06 15:23

It’s been 60 years since the Soviet Union fired the first salvo of the space age. Today satellite applications are woven into the fabric of everyday life, writes Keith Gottschalk.

Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

2017-09-29 13:29

Setting up a permanent village on the moon is the first step towards exploring Mars, the European Space Agency has said, as plans to reach and colonise the Red Planet gathered pace.

Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project

2017-09-27 13:49

Russia and the United States have agreed to co-operate on a NASA-led project to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to explore deep space and send humans to Mars.

A simulated voyage to Mars: Crew emerges from isolation

2017-09-20 08:35

Six Nasa-backed research crew who have been cooped up in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January have emerged from isolation.

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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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'Weird!' signal not from aliens

2017-07-21 20:12

Astronomers have finally solved the mystery of peculiar signals coming from a nearby star, a story that sparked intense public speculation that perhaps, finally, alien life had been found.

Nasa releases new images of raging storm on Jupiter

2017-07-13 17:31

Nasa has released a series of stunning images of a raging storm on Jupiter, known as the Great Red Spot, snapped as an unmanned probe zipped by.

SpaceX craft back after 2nd space station trip

2017-07-03 19:10

A SpaceX Dragon capsule that brought supplies to the International Space Station has splashed down as planned in the Pacific Ocean.

 

One small doorstep for man: Cosmic mat welcomes aliens

2017-10-27 19:34

It may look like an ordinary door mat, but its creators insist the conceptual art piece could encourage alien life to visit Earth - and help create a new kind of space archaeology.

New camera at ISS working well - Nasa

2017-10-14 15:42

The high-definition video camera at the International Space Station that two US astronauts installed a few days ago is working very well, says Nasa.

SpaceX's Musk unveils plan to reach Mars by 2022

2017-09-30 18:11

Futurist and inventor Elon Musk has unveiled ambitious plans to send cargo ships to Mars in five years and use rockets to carry people between Earth's major cities.

The last thing comet probe Rosetta saw

2017-09-29 08:08

Robotic comet explorer Rosetta has sent home a last-gasp photo of her target's rocky facade before crashing into its surface to end a 12-year deep-space odyssey, ground controllers say.

Asteroid-bound spacecraft zips by Earth for gravity boost

2017-09-22 21:48

An unmanned NASA spacecraft travelling to a distant asteroid has veered toward Earth for a gravitational slingshot manoeuvre that will better aim it toward the Sun-orbiting space rock, Bennu, the US space agency says.

Cassini readies for Saturn 'goodbye kiss'

2017-09-14 10:45

Nasa's Cassini probe is counting its final hours before one last plunge into Saturn that will cap a fruitful 13-year mission that greatly expanded knowledge about the gaseous giant.

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.

'Peculiar' radio signals emerge from nearby star

2017-07-20 10:01

Some very "peculiar signals" have been noticed coming from a star just 11 light-years away, scientists in Puerto Rico say.

Lift-off for Trump's bold space plans may have to wait

2017-07-10 07:00

The White House has championed a new era of US leadership in space, but its aspirations are complicated by tight budgets, vacancies in top posts and the rising role of private industry in aerospace innovation, experts say.

Are asteroids humanity's greatest challenge?

2017-06-28 16:09

Throughout its 4.5-billion-year history, Earth has been repeatedly pummelled by space rocks that have caused anything from an innocuous splash in the ocean to species annihilation.

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