Space

Martial monks, high living and Turks in space
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Podcast

Martial monks, high living and Turks in space

What links monks and Myanmar’s military? Are we past peak skyscraper? And why is Turkey joining the space race?
12 Feb 2021
Buddhists to open temple in outer space
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Tall Tales

Buddhists to open temple in outer space

And other stories from the stranger side of life
5 Feb 2021
Virgin Orbit launches satellites into space in ‘historic’ test flight
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Virgin Orbit launches satellites into space in ‘historic’ test flight

Richard Branson’s company successfully sends rocket into orbit using a modified Boeing 747
18 Jan 2021
Man sells meteorite that hit his home for $1 million
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In Brief

Man sells meteorite that hit his home for $1 million

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Nov 2020
Author names, Thai protests and galaxies far, far away
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In Depth

Author names, Thai protests and galaxies far, far away

Should George Elliot now be called Mary Ann Evans? Is the Thai monarchy in trouble? What can our twin galaxy tell us?
21 Aug 2020
UK Space Agency set to fight malaria from space
Earth from Space
In Brief

UK Space Agency set to fight malaria from space

Government announces launch of ten new space-based projects tackling wide range of global issues
19 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: I called Trump 2016 - now I’m calling 2020
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Instant Opinion: I called Trump 2016 - now I’m calling 2020

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 5 August
5 Aug 2020

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Why has Nasa launched a mission to Mars?
The Perseverance rover starts its journey to Mars
In Depth

Why has Nasa launched a mission to Mars?

The Perseverance rover is looking for evidence of life on the red planet
31 Jul 2020
Could flying robots with bubble guns save us all?
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In Brief

Could flying robots with bubble guns save us all?

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Jun 2020
Russia accuses US of Moon ‘invasion’
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In Depth

Russia accuses US of Moon ‘invasion’

Moscow strikes back after being excluded from Washington’s lunar mining pact plan
11 May 2020
Solar Orbiter: a look ahead at ‘golden decade’ for physics
The Sun
In Depth

Solar Orbiter: a look ahead at ‘golden decade’ for physics

European Space Agency mission to study Sun’s polar regions launches in Florida
10 Feb 2020
Space tourism: how far has the industry come?
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In Depth

Space tourism: how far has the industry come?

Japanese billionaire advertising for ‘single woman’ to accompany him on trip to Moon
17 Jan 2020
Have scientists found the origin of life on Earth?
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In Brief

Have scientists found the origin of life on Earth?

Study finds the key element phosphorus forming on a comet around Jupiter
16 Jan 2020
What is the oldest material on Earth?
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In Depth

What is the oldest material on Earth?

New research reveals that grains in meteorite that hit our planet 50 years ago predate the Solar System
14 Jan 2020
Japanese billionaire seeks girlfriend for moon voyage
Yusaku Maezawa
In Brief

Japanese billionaire seeks girlfriend for moon voyage

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 Jan 2020
Donald Trump launches US Space Force
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In Brief

Donald Trump launches US Space Force

US president achieves long-held goal as final frontier arms race ramps up
23 Dec 2019
How the ESA’s space hoover works
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In Depth

How the ESA’s space hoover works

The space agency’s robot debris collector is set for its first mission in 2025
10 Dec 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 24. Heliocentrism
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In Depth

52 ideas that changed the world - 24. Heliocentrism

The discovery that Earth revolves around the Sun laid the foundations for modern physics
22 Nov 2019
What a war in space might look like
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In Depth

What a war in space might look like

Nato expected to declare space a ‘warfighting domain’ at the end of the year
21 Oct 2019
SpaceX Starship: manned mission on course for 2020 launch
In Depth

SpaceX Starship: manned mission on course for 2020 launch

Elon Musk announces bold testing schedule as huge stainless steel rocket is unveiled
30 Sep 2019
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 - gallery
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 winners
In Review

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 - gallery

Lunar winner Laszlo Francsics lands £10,000 prize
16 Sep 2019
Can you commit a crime in space?
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In Depth

Can you commit a crime in space?

Nasa astronaut is under investigation in what could be the first crime committed in space
28 Aug 2019
What are Tardigrades?
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In Brief

What are Tardigrades?

So-called water bears are the toughest animals on Earth - and now scientists suspect they are alive on the Moon
7 Aug 2019
Ten films and TV shows to mark moon landings anniversary
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In Brief

Ten films and TV shows to mark moon landings anniversary

From Apollo 11 to The Martian watch these for the 20th anniversary of the moon landing Saturday
19 Jul 2019
Oumuamua: what was cigar-shaped interstellar object?
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In Depth

Oumuamua: what was cigar-shaped interstellar object?

New study dismisses alien spaceship theory
2 Jul 2019
What is Elon Musk’s new Starlink service?
In Depth

What is Elon Musk’s new Starlink service?

SpaceX prepares for its global internet network by launching 60 satellites into orbit
24 May 2019
Nasa’s Artemis Moon mission: everything we know so far
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Nasa’s Artemis Moon mission: everything we know so far

US space agency aiming to launch 37 rockets to the Moon within next decade
21 May 2019
What is the God of Chaos asteroid?
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In Depth

What is the God of Chaos asteroid?

Nasa investigating impact scenarios for massive space rock set to pass ten times closer to Earth than our moon
3 May 2019
What caused SpaceX’s Crew Dragon explosion?
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In Depth

What caused SpaceX’s Crew Dragon explosion?

Company confirms authenticity of leaked video showing spacecraft blowing up
3 May 2019
What is a marsquake?
The lake is trapped under the planet’s southern polar cap
In Depth

What is a marsquake?

First recorded seismological tremor on another planet offers clues about how planetary bodies form
24 Apr 2019
What space does to the human body
Moon, space, astronaut
In Brief

What space does to the human body

Nasa’s landmark Twins Study reveals physical ‘resilience’ of astronauts
12 Apr 2019
Watch SpaceX land all three Falcon Heavy rocket boosters
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In Depth

Watch SpaceX land all three Falcon Heavy rocket boosters

Aerospace firm finally launches its most powerful rocket yet after series of setbacks
12 Apr 2019
First private spacecraft to attempt Moon landing crashes
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In Brief

First private spacecraft to attempt Moon landing crashes

Israeli Beresheet mission would have been first non-state spacecraft to make lunar landing
12 Apr 2019
SpaceX Falcon Heavy: weather delays rocket’s second launch
In Brief

SpaceX Falcon Heavy: weather delays rocket’s second launch

Postponed mission will now get under way this evening. Here’s how to watch it live
11 Apr 2019