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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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Rosetta heads for glorious crash-landing

In just a few days’ time ESA’s Rosetta mission is going to come to a close in a most extraordinary fashion, because the spacecraft is going to slowly, and deliberately crash-land into the comet that i

In just a few days’ time ESA’s Rosetta mission is going to come to a close in a most extraordinary fashion, because the spacecraft is going to slowly, and deliberately crash-land into the comet that i

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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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'Giant meteorite' unearthed in northern Argentina

An excavating team in Argentina have unearthed a rock weighing over 30 tonnes it is thought could be one of the world’s largest meteorites.

An excavating team in Argentina have unearthed a rock weighing over 30 tonnes it is thought could be one of the world’s largest meteorites.

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Philae - Lost....and Found!

The lost lander has been spotted on the "Space Duck" comet it landed on 664 days ago.

The lost lander has been spotted on the "Space Duck" comet it landed on 664 days ago.

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See the first images of Jupiter from Juno

They were taken last Saturday when the probe had completed the first of 36 orbital fly-bys of the massive planet.

They were taken last Saturday when the probe had completed the first of 36 orbital fly-bys of the massive planet.

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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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Cygnus spacecraft reaches ISS

The Cygnus capsule, developed by Orbital ATK, is delivering 8,000 pounds of groceries and gear.

The Cygnus capsule, developed by Orbital ATK, is delivering 8,000 pounds of groceries and gear.

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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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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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Destination Mars, episode 2: The hunt for methane

The ExoMars mission will search for methane in the Martian atmosphere. A top scientist behind the mission explains why, in Destination Mars episode 2.

The ExoMars mission will search for methane in the Martian atmosphere. A top scientist behind the mission explains why, in Destination Mars episode 2.

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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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Albert Einstein and the incredible discovery of gravitational waves

Scientists have discovered gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, that confirm one of Albert Einstein’s last unverified theories about the

Scientists have discovered gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, that confirm one of Albert Einstein’s last unverified theories about the

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Gravitational waves detected for the first time

Scientists have been trying to detect gravitational waves, or ripples in the fabric of space-time, ever since Albert Einstein published his theory

Scientists have been trying to detect gravitational waves, or ripples in the fabric of space-time, ever since Albert Einstein published his theory

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ESA's Sentinel-3 full speed ahead for lift-off

The European Space Agency is poised to launch the third satellite in the Copernicus programme called Sentinel-3 later this month. The Sentinels

The European Space Agency is poised to launch the third satellite in the Copernicus programme called Sentinel-3 later this month. The Sentinels

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World condemns North Korean satellite launch

At some time over the next seven days North Korea says it is to launch a communications satellite. Pyongyang has brought the launch window forward

At some time over the next seven days North Korea says it is to launch a communications satellite. Pyongyang has brought the launch window forward

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Destination Mars, episode 1: Searching for signs of life

This year on Space we’ll be following a mission called ExoMars. It’s the first to look for direct signs of life on the red planet. The first of two

This year on Space we’ll be following a mission called ExoMars. It’s the first to look for direct signs of life on the red planet. The first of two