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‘Armageddon-style’ spacecraft to crash into asteroid
The Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida
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‘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
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‘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
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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

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Why has Nasa launched a mission to Mars?
The Perseverance rover starts its journey to Mars
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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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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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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
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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?
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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?
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
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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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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
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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 issues warning about herpes in space
Moon, space, astronaut
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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
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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
Nasa data breach: what happened and who is affected?
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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
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Nasa InSight probe lands safely on Mars

New probe set to study the deep interior of the Red Planet
27 Nov 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
Wildfires and volcanic ash glow in Nasa’s aerosol map
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Wildfires and volcanic ash glow in Nasa’s aerosol map

California’s forest fires and vehicle emissions are highlighted in strong reds
28 Aug 2018
Why astronauts have spiritual experiences in space
Moon, space, astronaut
In Depth

Why astronauts have spiritual experiences in space

The British astronaut is not the first to question whether the universe was created by a higher power
13 Aug 2018
Nasa mission to ‘touch the Sun’ gets off to rocky start
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Nasa mission to ‘touch the Sun’ gets off to rocky start

Launch delayed by technical problem before space agency briefly loses contact with the star-bound rocket
13 Aug 2018
How Nasa will attempt to ‘touch the Sun’
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How Nasa will attempt to ‘touch the Sun’

Parker Solar Probe, which launches this week, will fly closer to the Sun that any man-made object in history
7 Aug 2018
Humans could have travelled to Mars ‘decades ago’
Chris Hadfield
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Humans could have travelled to Mars ‘decades ago’

Former ISS commander claims technology to put humans on red plane has existed since 1960s
10 Jul 2018
Why Nasa has lost contact with its Opportunity Mars rover
Mars
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Why Nasa has lost contact with its Opportunity Mars rover

‘Unprecedented’ dust storm has engulfed the red planet for past two weeks
14 Jun 2018
SpaceX launches seven satellites aboard used Falcon 9 rocket
SpaceX Falcon 9
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SpaceX launches seven satellites aboard used Falcon 9 rocket

Payload includes two Nasa satellites that will track Earth’s water cycle
23 May 2018
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