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Earth-like planet on our cosmic doorstep

Just 40 trillion kilometres away – not so far in astronomical terms – a potentially habitable planet has been found by scientists.

Just 40 trillion kilometres away – not so far in astronomical terms – a potentially habitable planet has been found by scientists.

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Is this 2,000-year-old tool the world's oldest computer?

For over a century since it was found in an ancient shipwreck, scientists have been scratching their heads over the exact function of the Antikythera mechanism, named after the Greek island off which

For over a century since it was found in an ancient shipwreck, scientists have been scratching their heads over the exact function of the Antikythera mechanism, named after the Greek island off which

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[WATCH] 'Fireball season' is here! Meteor streaks across Maine sky

A huge fireball was sighted in the skies of Maine, northeastern America, early yesterday morning (Tuesday 17). The American Meteor Society has not

A huge fireball was sighted in the skies of Maine, northeastern America, early yesterday morning (Tuesday 17). The American Meteor Society has not

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Thousands flock to Mexico's Pyramid of the Sun to mark spring equinox

Visitors flocked to Mexico’s Pyramid of the Sun on Sunday (March 20) in the sacred city of Teotihuacan, to perform the traditional raising of their

Visitors flocked to Mexico’s Pyramid of the Sun on Sunday (March 20) in the sacred city of Teotihuacan, to perform the traditional raising of their

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Northern Lights make rare UK appearance

Lucky stargazers in Northern Ireland were treated to a rare sight – the Aurora Borealis gracing the skies over the United Kingdom. Peter Irvine

Lucky stargazers in Northern Ireland were treated to a rare sight – the Aurora Borealis gracing the skies over the United Kingdom. Peter Irvine

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Indonesia set to see a rare total solar eclipse on Wednesday

Indonesia is getting ready for a rare total solar eclipse that will be seen across Southeast Asia and parts of the Pacific on Wednesday (March 9)

Indonesia is getting ready for a rare total solar eclipse that will be seen across Southeast Asia and parts of the Pacific on Wednesday (March 9)

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ExoMars set for imminent launch to Red Planet

Was there ever life on the red planet? That is one of the major scientific questions of our time, and the European Space Agency is searching for an

Was there ever life on the red planet? That is one of the major scientific questions of our time, and the European Space Agency is searching for an

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[In pictures] Indonesia witnesses total solar eclipse

These are the latest pictures from Indonesia, which has witnessed a total solar eclipse. Thousands of eclipse-watchers have travelled to the Asian

These are the latest pictures from Indonesia, which has witnessed a total solar eclipse. Thousands of eclipse-watchers have travelled to the Asian

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High hopes Japanese satellite will unravel mysteries of Universe

A rocket carrying an astronomy observation satellite has been successfully launched from southern Japan. ASTRO-H is equipped with four telescopes

A rocket carrying an astronomy observation satellite has been successfully launched from southern Japan. ASTRO-H is equipped with four telescopes

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Has "PlutoKiller" discovered a new ninth planet?

In 2006 we lost our ninth planet when Pluto was demoted after other small icy bodies were found beyond Neptune. The scientist who helped “kill off “

In 2006 we lost our ninth planet when Pluto was demoted after other small icy bodies were found beyond Neptune. The scientist who helped “kill off “