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Exoplanets: Earth is not alone

There are probably many millions of Earth-like planets across the Milky Way that we could potentially walk around on, with liquid water and maybe even bacterial life on the…

There are probably many millions of Earth-like planets across the Milky Way that we could potentially walk around on, with liquid water and maybe even bacterial life on the…

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This week meet the Quadrantids: 2017's first meteor shower

If you've missed the fireworks of the New Year, don't fret. Mother Nature will give you another opportunity to start 2017 with stars in your eyes

If you've missed the fireworks of the New Year, don't fret. Mother Nature will give you another opportunity to start 2017 with stars in your eyes

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Supermoon shines over Europe

The phenomenon occurs when the timing of the full moon coincides with the point in the moon's orbit that is closest to Earth.

The phenomenon occurs when the timing of the full moon coincides with the point in the moon's orbit that is closest to Earth.

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Clear night sky? Look out for the Orionids meteors tonight

This month Earth crosses the orbital path of comet trails promising dazzling night displays of shooting stars in the northern hemisphere – that is if you can get far away from city lights and in near

This month Earth crosses the orbital path of comet trails promising dazzling night displays of shooting stars in the northern hemisphere – that is if you can get far away from city lights and in near

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China begins operating giant telescope to explore deep space

China has taken a big step forward in space exploration: a huge radio telescope – the largest in the world – has begun operating from its base in the southwest of the…

China has taken a big step forward in space exploration: a huge radio telescope – the largest in the world – has begun operating from its base in the southwest of the…

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Solar eclipse watchers celebrate Reunion 'ring of fire'

A solar eclipse delighted astronomy fans on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean on Thursday (September 1), drawing sky watchers outside to watch the moon pass before the sun to make a so-called “ring o

A solar eclipse delighted astronomy fans on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean on Thursday (September 1), drawing sky watchers outside to watch the moon pass before the sun to make a so-called “ring o

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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 “

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ISS crew return to Earth

Three International Space Station crew members have landed back on Earth in the snows of Kazakhstan. A capsule carrying NASA astronaut Kjell

Three International Space Station crew members have landed back on Earth in the snows of Kazakhstan. A capsule carrying NASA astronaut Kjell

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[WATCH] Meteor storm turns Thai skies green

A green fireball believed to be a meteor was seen flashing through the skies above Thailand on Monday. The incident was witnessed by people across

A green fireball believed to be a meteor was seen flashing through the skies above Thailand on Monday. The incident was witnessed by people across

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Scientists amazed at diversity of Pluto's colours

Pluto has a diverse surface with a rich variety of colours, according to a new study. The paper, published in Science magazine, is the first on

Pluto has a diverse surface with a rich variety of colours, according to a new study. The paper, published in Science magazine, is the first on

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Rosetta: duck comet is double bill

The rubber duck-shaped comet being tracked by Europe’s Rosetta probe is in fact a double bill. Scientists say data from the probe shows the comet

The rubber duck-shaped comet being tracked by Europe’s Rosetta probe is in fact a double bill. Scientists say data from the probe shows the comet

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Moon puts on stunning display during eclipse

Star gazers have been treated to a stunning lunar display as the Earth cast its shadow over the familiar orb gradually producing a reddish glow. 🌘

Star gazers have been treated to a stunning lunar display as the Earth cast its shadow over the familiar orb gradually producing a reddish glow. 🌘

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Supermoon eclipse double feature!

This Sunday night, Earth will have a Supermoon Eclipse, its first in 33 years! It is important to note that there are two things happening here at

This Sunday night, Earth will have a Supermoon Eclipse, its first in 33 years! It is important to note that there are two things happening here at