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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
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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’
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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
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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
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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
Astronaut takes GoPro camera on spacewalk, forgets SD card
White House considering plans to privatise the International Space Station
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Astronaut takes GoPro camera on spacewalk, forgets SD card

Andrew Feustel was confused by the device’s ‘No SD’ warning
22 May 2018
Nasa defends decision to send people to moon before Mars
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Nasa defends decision to send people to moon before Mars

Space agency’s new boss says the two missions are far from incompatible
10 May 2018
InSight: Mars rover hunts for answers on Earth’s formation
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InSight: Mars rover hunts for answers on Earth’s formation

The spacecraft will lift off tomorrow on a six-month journey to the red planet
4 May 2018
SpaceX sends human sperm to the ISS
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SpaceX sends human sperm to the ISS

Scientists to examine how samples react in low gravity to see if conception could happen in space
3 Apr 2018
Nasa’s Kepler space telescope nearing end as fuel runs low
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Nasa’s Kepler space telescope nearing end as fuel runs low

Engineers say ‘warning signs’ indicate craft has only a few months left
15 Mar 2018
Nasa unveils asteroid-busting Hammer probe
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Nasa unveils asteroid-busting Hammer probe

Nuclear-armed satellite could save humanity from annihilation by giant space rock
12 Mar 2018
Nasa wants to send your name to the Sun
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Nasa wants to send your name to the Sun

Star Trek’s William Shatner urges fans to join US space agency’s ‘voyage of extreme exploration’
7 Mar 2018
Nasa trials nuclear reactor to power settlement on Mars
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Nasa trials nuclear reactor to power settlement on Mars

Compact system designed to sustain long-term human colonisation
19 Jan 2018
Relaunching Nasa’s moon missions
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Relaunching Nasa’s moon missions

In Depth: Donald Trump’s new directive aims to put humans back on the Moon for the first time since 1972
22 Dec 2017
Nasa and Google uncover solar system similar to our own
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Nasa and Google uncover solar system similar to our own

Scientists have used artificial intelligence to discover an eighth planet circling a distant star
15 Dec 2017
Oumuamua asteroid may reveal how solar systems are formed
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Oumuamua asteroid may reveal how solar systems are formed

Rare space rock could provide clues about where we came from
21 Nov 2017
Asda to sell plant that Nasa believes could stop snoring
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Asda to sell plant that Nasa believes could stop snoring

Scientists say the pineapple plant improves air quality throughout the night
21 Nov 2017
Asgardia, the world’s first ‘virtual space nation’
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Asgardia, the world’s first ‘virtual space nation’

Revolutionary experiment - or one man’s crazy vanity project?
20 Nov 2017
Uber partners Nasa to launch flying car service
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Uber partners Nasa to launch flying car service

Two firms will develop new air traffic control system to help new ride-sharing project take off
8 Nov 2017
Cassini: Best photos from Nasa’s 13-year mission to Saturn
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Cassini: Best photos from Nasa’s 13-year mission to Saturn

Probe set to self-destruct with plunge towards Saturn after 20 years in space
15 Sep 2017
Record-breaking Peggy Whitson lands back on Earth
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Record-breaking Peggy Whitson lands back on Earth

Whitson's 665 cumulative days in space are the most of any Nasa astronaut in history
4 Sep 2017
Elon Musk unveils futuristic SpaceX spacesuit
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Elon Musk unveils futuristic SpaceX spacesuit

'Svelte and tight' suit could be worn by astronauts travelling to the International Space Station
23 Aug 2017
Millions await first US total eclipse in a century
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Millions await first US total eclipse in a century

Eclipse-chasers primed for 'most- watched' solar eclipse in history
21 Aug 2017
Nasa satellite brushes Saturn's atmosphere
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Nasa satellite brushes Saturn's atmosphere

Spacecraft completes first ultra-close dive near planet as end of its mission approaches
14 Aug 2017
Africa joins space race: Should Ghana be over the moon?
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Africa joins space race: Should Ghana be over the moon?

GhanaSat-1 puts the tiny west African nation in competition with Nasa and the Chinese
8 Aug 2017
Nasa job advert: Defender of the Earth - experience needed
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Nasa job advert: Defender of the Earth - experience needed

Space agency offers $187,000 post protecting the world from alien microbes
3 Aug 2017
Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year shortlist
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Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year shortlist

More than 3,800 entries capture sights from across the universe
2 Aug 2017
Nasa gives green light for Lockheed Martin deep space module
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Nasa gives green light for Lockheed Martin deep space module

Both 'virtual and augmented reality' will be used to build a full-size prototype for the space habitat
24 Jul 2017
Asteroid the size of Gibraltar to pass Earth
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Asteroid the size of Gibraltar to pass Earth

2014 J025 is nearly a mile wide and is hurtling through space at 73mph
19 Apr 2017
Nasa discovers solar system that may support alien life
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Nasa discovers solar system that may support alien life

Seven Earth-like planets found orbiting 'ultracool dwarf star' star known as Trappist-1
23 Feb 2017
Omega unveils new Speedmaster ahead of Baselworld 2017
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Omega unveils new Speedmaster ahead of Baselworld 2017

The storied Speedmaster is already available in several different flavours - and Omega has now unveiled another
3 Feb 2017
The last man on the moon: Remembering Gene Cernan
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The last man on the moon: Remembering Gene Cernan

A tribute to the late American astronaut and his outstanding accomplishments
26 Jan 2017
What is a supermoon and when can you see it?
A supermoon rises behind a Greek temple
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What is a supermoon and when can you see it?

Today the full moon is closer to Earth than it has been for 60 years
14 Nov 2016
Obama calls for manned mission to Mars by 2030s
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Obama calls for manned mission to Mars by 2030s

US President to meet scientists, engineers and students this week to 'dream up ways to find the next frontiers'
12 Oct 2016
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