Space

Ten films and TV shows to mark moon landings anniversary
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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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Oumuamua: what was cigar-shaped interstellar object?

New study dismisses alien spaceship theory
2 Jul 2019
What is Elon Musk’s new Starlink service?
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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?
Apophis Nasa asteroid
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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?
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen as it is rolled out of the horizontal integration facility at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue fo
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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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
Nasa successfully trials helicopter that will fly on Mars
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Nasa successfully trials helicopter that will fly on Mars

Space agency is expected to send the vehicle to the red planet next July
29 Mar 2019
All-female spacewalk cancelled over spacesuit sizes
Christina H. Koch (centre) helps Nasa colleagues Anne McClain (left) and Nick Hague (right) ahead of their 22 March spacewalk
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All-female spacewalk cancelled over spacesuit sizes

Lack of smaller-sized equipment means two women astronauts cannot venture out together
26 Mar 2019
Nasa detects ‘huge’ meteor explosion over Earth
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Nasa detects ‘huge’ meteor explosion over Earth

The blast was around ten times more powerful than Hiroshima atomic bomb
18 Mar 2019
Can humans live on the Moon?
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Can humans live on the Moon?

Nasa finds ‘moving water’ on the lunar surface
11 Mar 2019
How space mining could change the world
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How space mining could change the world

Russia bids to join Luxembourg as second country to adopt legal regulations relating to outer space mining
7 Mar 2019
SpaceX Crew Dragon: test mission capsule docks with ISS
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SpaceX Crew Dragon: test mission capsule docks with ISS

Elon Musk targets ‘this summer’ for his company’s first astronaut launch
4 Mar 2019
SpaceX Crew Dragon: passenger spacecraft to blast off to ISS
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SpaceX Crew Dragon: passenger spacecraft to blast off to ISS

Nasa approves mission but Russian space station operators express concerns ahead of Saturday’s launch
27 Feb 2019
Nasa set to declare Mars rover ‘dead’
Mars rover Opportunity set to be declared officially dead
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Nasa set to declare Mars rover ‘dead’

Opportunity rover has not been heard from in eight months following massive dust storm
13 Feb 2019
SpaceX: first astronaut mission may take place this summer
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SpaceX: first astronaut mission may take place this summer

Static fire test moves company one step closer to practice launch next month
25 Jan 2019
How life on Earth began
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How life on Earth began

New discovery sheds light on beginnings of our planet - and could help in search for aliens
24 Jan 2019
Elon Musk: broken Starship rocket to take ‘weeks to repair’
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Elon Musk: broken Starship rocket to take ‘weeks to repair’

Top section of test vehicle collapses as strong winds hit Texas
24 Jan 2019
Super wolf blood moon - in pictures
Super blood wolf moon
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Super wolf blood moon - in pictures

Rare combination of three major lunar phenomena was visible in Europe early on Monday
21 Jan 2019
Why three times more asteroids are hitting Earth
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Why three times more asteroids are hitting Earth

New study shows frequency of impacts jumped just before the dinosaur age
18 Jan 2019
Saturn’s rings are ‘relatively recent’
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Saturn’s rings are ‘relatively recent’

Belt of ice and rock was formed no more than 100 million years ago
18 Jan 2019
SpaceX Crew Dragon: what is it and when does it launch?
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SpaceX Crew Dragon: what is it and when does it launch?

Elon Musk targets the first manned mission from US soil since the Space Shuttle
10 Jan 2019
Are radio bursts from deep space signs of alien life?
Chime radio telescope
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Are radio bursts from deep space signs of alien life?

Repeating bursts of radio waves detected for second time in history
10 Jan 2019
Will China lead the space race?
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Will China lead the space race?

Landing of Chang’e-4 probe on far side of the Moon prompts ‘trepidation’ from US and Russia
3 Jan 2019
Nasa reveals first close-up pictures of Ultima Thule
Distant space rock called Ultima Thule revealed to look like a massive snowman
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Nasa reveals first close-up pictures of Ultima Thule

Distant space rock looks like a ‘large red snowman’
3 Jan 2019
Chinese spacecraft descends upon the ‘dark side of the Moon’
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Chinese spacecraft descends upon the ‘dark side of the Moon’

A lunar rover will scan the atmosphere in bid to find out more about the Universe’s early years
2 Jan 2019
Tech trends 2019: 5G phones, cyber crime and space tourism
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Tech trends 2019: 5G phones, cyber crime and space tourism

SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic head to the stars while Samsung’s flexing phone looks set to debut
31 Dec 2018
Nasa data breach: what happened and who is affected?
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Nasa data breach: what happened and who is affected?

US space agency reveals it suffered cyber attack two months ago
20 Dec 2018
Virgin Galactic vs. Blue Origin vs. SpaceX
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Virgin Galactic vs. Blue Origin vs. SpaceX

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic reaches the edge of space in landmark test
14 Dec 2018
Astronauts make emergency landing after rocket malfunction
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Astronauts make emergency landing after rocket malfunction

Russian and American astronauts said to be safe after emergency landing
11 Oct 2018
SpaceX lands rocket after lighting up Californian skies
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SpaceX lands rocket after lighting up Californian skies

Los Angeles mayor assured residents that the streaks of light were ‘definitely not aliens’
8 Oct 2018
SpaceX: Japanese billionaire revealed as first space tourist
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SpaceX: Japanese billionaire revealed as first space tourist

Japanese fashion empire founder and his guests will be first lunar travellers since 1972
18 Sep 2018
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