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Water on Jupiter's moon Europa? But why should I care?

Nasa believes it has more proof that Europa, one of Jupiter’s moon, is expelling large plumes of water. And where there is water, life can find a

Nasa believes it has more proof that Europa, one of Jupiter’s moon, is expelling large plumes of water. And where there is water, life can find a

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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: a space odyssey with a happy end

After nearly two years missing in action, Rosetta's small lander Philae has finally been located in a shadowed spot on the comet 67-P - also known as Churyumov Gerasimenko - just three weeks before th

After nearly two years missing in action, Rosetta's small lander Philae has finally been located in a shadowed spot on the comet 67-P - also known as Churyumov Gerasimenko - just three weeks before th

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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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Is anyone out there? Mysterious radio signal sparks alien speculation

A mysterious radio signal picked up by a Russian telescope was probably not sent by aliens but astronomers in California are checking it out, anyway.

A mysterious radio signal picked up by a Russian telescope was probably not sent by aliens but astronomers in California are checking it out, anyway.

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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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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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Soyuz craft docks at International Space Station

Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft has successfully docked with the International Space Station where its 48th mission is underway.

Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft has successfully docked with the International Space Station where its 48th mission is underway.

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Technical hitch delays first rocket launch at Russian cosmodrome

Russia’s space agency has been left red faced, after a last-minute technical hitch forced it to delay the inaugural launch of a Soyuz rocket from its

Russia’s space agency has been left red faced, after a last-minute technical hitch forced it to delay the inaugural launch of a Soyuz rocket from its

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Raising young peoples' eyes to the stars

Beating off bears or bringing the secrets of the universe into primary schools; just two of the challenges astronomers face when passing on their knowledge to the next generation of stargazers.

Beating off bears or bringing the secrets of the universe into primary schools; just two of the challenges astronomers face when passing on their knowledge to the next generation of stargazers.

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Asteroid about to make a close shave with earth ... but how close?

An asteroid thought to be up to 50 metres in diameter is expected to make a close shave with our planet on Saturday, but scientists are not sure just how close

An asteroid thought to be up to 50 metres in diameter is expected to make a close shave with our planet on Saturday, but scientists are not sure just how close

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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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Gravitational waves offer 'a new window on the Universe'

As the scientific world and enthusiasts marvel at the validation of Albert Einstein’s theory of the existence of gravitational waves. What practical

As the scientific world and enthusiasts marvel at the validation of Albert Einstein’s theory of the existence of gravitational waves. What practical

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Einstein was right! Scientists confirm that gravitational waves exist

In a landmark discovery for studying the cosmos, researchers have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time which

In a landmark discovery for studying the cosmos, researchers have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time which

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Man 'killed by meteorite' could be first victim ever recorded

A bus driver in India has become the first recorded victim of a meteorite strike, according to the local government. Authorities in the southern

A bus driver in India has become the first recorded victim of a meteorite strike, according to the local government. Authorities in the southern

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Finding space on earth

A team of planetary geologists in Westen Australia are using latest the camera technology in the hunt for meteorites that fall to earth. The

A team of planetary geologists in Westen Australia are using latest the camera technology in the hunt for meteorites that fall to earth. The

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British astronaut Tim Peake is on his way to ISS

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a three-man international crew, including Britain’s first ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut, Tim Peake, blasted

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a three-man international crew, including Britain’s first ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut, Tim Peake, blasted