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Astronauts take one giant leaf for mankind with space lettuce

It’s a meal that’s literally out of this world. Astronauts have sunk their teeth into food entirely grown in space for the first time. The lettuce

It’s a meal that’s literally out of this world. Astronauts have sunk their teeth into food entirely grown in space for the first time. The lettuce

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ISS astronauts poised to eat lettuce grown in space

The international Space Station crew is to take one giant leaf for mankind when it tucks into vegetables grown in space. A batch grown last month

The international Space Station crew is to take one giant leaf for mankind when it tucks into vegetables grown in space. A batch grown last month

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[Gallery] Astronaut's stunning pictures of Europe from space

Record-breaking astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, freshly back on Earth after a six-month stint in space, has become a social media star. The

Record-breaking astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, freshly back on Earth after a six-month stint in space, has become a social media star. The

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Philae finds organic molecules on comet

The Rosetta probe has managed to detect organic molecules in the comet’s atmosphere, before it ran out of power. The Philae lander instruments

The Rosetta probe has managed to detect organic molecules in the comet’s atmosphere, before it ran out of power. The Philae lander instruments

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Life as we know it may have originated on Mars

New research that suggests the Red Planet kick-started the process that led to life as we know it has been outlined by Professor Steven Benner at a

New research that suggests the Red Planet kick-started the process that led to life as we know it has been outlined by Professor Steven Benner at a

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Mars rover Opportunity finds 'drinkable' water

A Martian rock analyzed by NASA’s rover Opportunity contains clays formed in non-acidic water, an environment potentially suitable for the chemistry

A Martian rock analyzed by NASA’s rover Opportunity contains clays formed in non-acidic water, an environment potentially suitable for the chemistry

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Dark Matter, 'Let There Be Light'

Shedding light on Dark Matter, the two-billion-euro cosmic ray detector on the International Space Station has physicists at NASA in the US and

Shedding light on Dark Matter, the two-billion-euro cosmic ray detector on the International Space Station has physicists at NASA in the US and

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Black Beauty meteorite may reveal secrets of Mars climate

A meteorite that is billions of years old may provide the link between the warm, wet past and the cold, dry present on the planet Mars.   Discovered

A meteorite that is billions of years old may provide the link between the warm, wet past and the cold, dry present on the planet Mars.   Discovered

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Astrobiology tries to unravel the origins of life

Where does life come from? Are we really just stardust? And is there life elsewhere than on this planet? A new form of science poses all these

Where does life come from? Are we really just stardust? And is there life elsewhere than on this planet? A new form of science poses all these