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US government once ‘planned to nuke the Moon’
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US government once ‘planned to nuke the Moon’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
26 Apr 2022
How Nasa plans to destroy the ISS
International Space Station (ISS) orbits above Earth
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How Nasa plans to destroy the ISS

The US space agency faces a series of challenges to decommission the ISS without endangering lives on Earth
21 Feb 2022
Survey asks how many Brits would accept a black or gay Santa
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Survey asks how many Brits would accept a black or gay Santa

And other stories from the stranger side of life
24 Dec 2021
Six-hour jog needed to burn off Christmas dinner
A cartoon representation of Xmas dinner
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Six-hour jog needed to burn off Christmas dinner

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Dec 2021
James Webb Space Telescope: a new window on the cosmos
Engineers and technicians assembling the JWST
In Depth

James Webb Space Telescope: a new window on the cosmos

If all goes to plan, the JWST will be launched this month
10 Dec 2021
The space mission launched to protect Earth
Asteroid flies through night sky
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The space mission launched to protect Earth

Nasa scientists announce successful lift-off in first stage of bid to prevent catastrophic asteroid collision
26 Nov 2021
‘Let puritanical values govern parliamentary rules’
Boris Johnson
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‘Let puritanical values govern parliamentary rules’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
11 Nov 2021

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Martial lawlessness, asteroid action and statue sparring
British troops take place in exercises in Starnraer, Scotland
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Martial lawlessness, asteroid action and statue sparring

Should the culture of the British army face greater scrutiny? Can Nasa deflect asteroids away from earth? And should London’s statues be made more div…
29 Oct 2021
‘Armageddon-style’ spacecraft to crash into asteroid
The Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Armageddon-style’ spacecraft to crash into asteroid

Mission is ‘first test for planetary defence’, says space agency
8 Oct 2021
Anti-vaxxers storm BBC HQ - but get wrong building
Television Centre
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Anti-vaxxers storm BBC HQ - but get wrong building

And other stories from the stranger side of life
10 Aug 2021
‘Wobbling’ Moon will cause worldwide flooding, Nasa warns
Flooding in Florida after Hurricane Irma hit in 2017
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Wobbling’ Moon will cause worldwide flooding, Nasa warns

Lunar cycles may mean an increase in floods across coastal cities, first-of-its-kind study finds
15 Jul 2021
Perseverance rover begins Martian search for ‘extraterrestrial life’
Nasa's Perseverance rover team celebrates touchdown on Mars
In Brief

Perseverance rover begins Martian search for ‘extraterrestrial life’

Six-wheeled rover will collect samples and could pave way for humans on the planet
19 Feb 2021
Loch Ness Monster ‘is a sea turtle’
Loch Ness
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Loch Ness Monster ‘is a sea turtle’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
20 Jan 2021
Reach for the Moon: Nokia and Nasa to build 4G lunar network
The Moon
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Reach for the Moon: Nokia and Nasa to build 4G lunar network

Deal is part of the US space agency’s plan to establish human settlements on the lunar surface
20 Oct 2020
Astrologer who predicted Covid says what comes next
Covid-19 patient
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Astrologer who predicted Covid says what comes next

And other stories from the stranger side of life
20 Oct 2020
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
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
Tom Cruise planning to shoot film in outer space with Nasa
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Tom Cruise planning to shoot film in outer space with Nasa

Elon Musk reportedly involved in production of first feature movie made outside Earth
6 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
What will happen in 2020?
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In Depth

What will happen in 2020?

From the Olympic Games and US presidential election to Beethoven’s anniversary and a cannabis referendum
23 Jan 2020
Can you commit a crime in space?
ISS
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
Nasa’s Artemis Moon mission: everything we know so far
Moon
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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
Jeff Bezos wants to take crews to Moon by 2024
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Jeff Bezos wants to take crews to Moon by 2024

Amazon CEO has often spoken of desire to colonise outer space
10 May 2019
What is the God of Chaos asteroid?
Apophis Nasa asteroid
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?
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
In Depth

What caused SpaceX’s Crew Dragon explosion?

Company confirms authenticity of leaked video showing spacecraft blowing up
3 May 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
Nasa successfully trials helicopter that will fly on Mars
Nasa helicopter
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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
Trump wants US astronauts back on the Moon within five years
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In Brief

Trump wants US astronauts back on the Moon within five years

Washington's announcement signals a new space race
27 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
In Brief

All-female spacewalk cancelled over spacesuit sizes

Lack of smaller-sized equipment means two women astronauts cannot venture out together
26 Mar 2019
Nasa issues warning about herpes in space
Moon, space, astronaut
In Brief

Nasa issues warning about herpes in space

Dormant viruses have been awoken in more than half of the astronauts who have embarked on space missions
19 Mar 2019
Can humans live on the Moon?
Moon
In Depth

Can humans live on the Moon?

Nasa finds ‘moving water’ on the lunar surface
11 Mar 2019
Saturn’s rings are ‘relatively recent’
Saturn
In Brief

Saturn’s rings are ‘relatively recent’

Belt of ice and rock was formed no more than 100 million years ago
18 Jan 2019
Nasa data breach: what happened and who is affected?
Nasa leak
In Depth

Nasa data breach: what happened and who is affected?

US space agency reveals it suffered cyber attack two months ago
20 Dec 2018
Nasa InSight probe lands safely on Mars
Nasa has successfully landed its new InSight probe on Mars
In Brief

Nasa InSight probe lands safely on Mars

New probe set to study the deep interior of the Red Planet
27 Nov 2018
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