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Microbes and the meaning of life?

Researchers in Japan are hoping microbes from Space could hold the secret to the origins of life on Earth.

Researchers in Japan are hoping microbes from Space could hold the secret to the origins of life on Earth.

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Record-breaking US astronaut, crewmates safely return to Earth

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams has now spent a total of 534 days in space throughout his career, more than any other US astronaut.

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams has now spent a total of 534 days in space throughout his career, more than any other US astronaut.

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[Watch] ISS spots three hurricanes

Nasa has upload this amazing timelapse footage showing three hurricanes filmed by the International Space Station on August 30.

Nasa has upload this amazing timelapse footage showing three hurricanes filmed by the International Space Station on August 30.

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NASA's SpaceX Dragon capsule returns home

NASA’s SpaceX Dragon capsule has returned to Earth carrying a huge cargo of scientific experiments from the International Space Station.

NASA’s SpaceX Dragon capsule has returned to Earth carrying a huge cargo of scientific experiments from the International Space Station.

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NASA's latest launch - to bring back 'scientific treasure'

NASA is counting down to their OSIRIS-REx mission (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer), aimed at bringing samples back from a near-Earth…

NASA is counting down to their OSIRIS-REx mission (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer), aimed at bringing samples back from a near-Earth…

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Look Up! How to watch the 2016 Perseid meteor shower

The annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to be one of the best potential meteor viewing opportunities of the year.

The annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to be one of the best potential meteor viewing opportunities of the year.

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NASA's Juno spacecraft reaches Jupiter

NASA celebrated a great victory on Tuesday as its spacecraft Juno finally reached Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system.

NASA celebrated a great victory on Tuesday as its spacecraft Juno finally reached Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system.

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Tim Peake: back to Earth after an 'out of this world' experience

A Russian, an American and a history-making British astronaut landed safely in Kazakhstan on Saturday, after a six month stint on the International Space…

A Russian, an American and a history-making British astronaut landed safely in Kazakhstan on Saturday, after a six month stint on the International Space…

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NASA hails launch of super pressure balloon

NASA has successfully launched a super pressure balloon from New Zealand – an important step in scientific investigations of the near-space…

NASA has successfully launched a super pressure balloon from New Zealand – an important step in scientific investigations of the near-space…

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NASA releases 2,366kg, super-pressure balloon into Earth's orbit

NASA has launched a super-pressure weather balloon from New Zealand’s Wanaka airport, filled with 3,600kg of helium. The 2,366kg balloon was set on

NASA has launched a super-pressure weather balloon from New Zealand’s Wanaka airport, filled with 3,600kg of helium. The 2,366kg balloon was set on

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Dragon heads back to Earth

A SpaceX Dragon capsule is heading back to Earth, crammed full of experiment results and cargo from the International Space Station. It is the first

A SpaceX Dragon capsule is heading back to Earth, crammed full of experiment results and cargo from the International Space Station. It is the first

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"Space hotel" successfully added to ISS

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) has been successfully attached onto the International Space Station (ISS). A NASA ground-control team

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) has been successfully attached onto the International Space Station (ISS). A NASA ground-control team

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Flying high

NASA releases beautiful time-lapse video of the Earth’s horizon as seen from the International Space Station

NASA releases beautiful time-lapse video of the Earth’s horizon as seen from the International Space Station

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NASA to explore Arctic sea ice after record warm winter

NASA is preparing to launch two missions to explore the Arctic following data that showed 2015 to be the warmest year on record. According to the

NASA is preparing to launch two missions to explore the Arctic following data that showed 2015 to be the warmest year on record. According to the

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Record-breaking astronaut Scott Kelly to retire

Record-holding astronaut Scott Kelly is to retire from NASA on April 1, the agency reports. The American made history after spending almost a year on

Record-holding astronaut Scott Kelly is to retire from NASA on April 1, the agency reports. The American made history after spending almost a year on

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Most distant galaxy ever seen - 13.4 billion light years away

Scientists at the space agency NASA say the Hubble telescope has detected a galaxy 13.4 billion light years away. It’s the most distant galaxy ever

Scientists at the space agency NASA say the Hubble telescope has detected a galaxy 13.4 billion light years away. It’s the most distant galaxy ever

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Back to gravity

A Soyuz capsule carrying NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov landed in Kazakhstan on Wednesday

A Soyuz capsule carrying NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov landed in Kazakhstan on Wednesday

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Astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth after longest US space mission

An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut have returned to Earth after an unprecedented period of almost a year in space for NASA. The time spent

An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut have returned to Earth after an unprecedented period of almost a year in space for NASA. The time spent

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UK astronaut Tim Peake films the British Isles from the ISS

British astronaut Tim Peake films a sparkling United Kingdom from space as the International Space Station (ISS) flies over the English Channel.

British astronaut Tim Peake films a sparkling United Kingdom from space as the International Space Station (ISS) flies over the English Channel.

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Challenger disaster: space crew remembered 30 years on

Hundreds have gathered at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida to remember the victims of the Challenger shuttle disaster, 30 years on. Six

Hundreds have gathered at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida to remember the victims of the Challenger shuttle disaster, 30 years on. Six

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How the Challenger disaster changed space exploration forever

It was the disaster that injected a shot of realism into space exploration ambitions and whose impact is still being felt today. Thirty years ago the

It was the disaster that injected a shot of realism into space exploration ambitions and whose impact is still being felt today. Thirty years ago the

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SpaceX launches ocean monitoring satellite

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Sunday putting a climate-monitoring satellite into orbit. The Jason-3 will help improve our

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Sunday putting a climate-monitoring satellite into orbit. The Jason-3 will help improve our

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Happy New Year from space

Astronauts from the International Space Station, Americans Scott Kelly and Tim Kopra and Briton Tim Peake have wished a Happy New Year to everybody

Astronauts from the International Space Station, Americans Scott Kelly and Tim Kopra and Briton Tim Peake have wished a Happy New Year to everybody