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Space junk at dangerous ‘tipping point’: study

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Clouds of space junk orbiting the Earth have reached a dangerous "tipping point", threatening to smash satellites and endanger astronauts, US scientists...

Researchers detail how a distant black hole devoured a star

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Two studies appearing in today's issue of the journal Nature provide new insights into a cosmic accident that has been streaming X-rays...

NASA’S WISE mission discovers coolest star type

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Scientists using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have discovered the coldest class of star-like bodies, with temperatures as cool...

Space storm tracked from Sun to Earth

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For the first time, a spacecraft far from Earth has turned and watched a solar storm engulf our planet. The imagery has...

XCOR and other companies to fly suborbital flights for NASA

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XCOR Aerospace has been contracted by NASA to bring engineers, scientists and equipment into suborbital space for experiments in its low-gravity environment....

Mars Rover arrives at new site on Martian surface

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After a journey of almost three years, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the Red Planet's Endeavour crater to study rocks...

NASA selects Virgin Galactic for suborbital flights

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Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, has been selected by NASA to fly scientists and other personnel into space, making the...

NASA’s Juno spacecraft launches to Jupiter

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NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft has been launched on a five-year journey to Jupiter. Its detailed study of the largest planet in our...

NASA spacecraft data suggests water flowing on Mars

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Observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed possible flowing water during the warmest months on Mars. "NASA's Mars Exploration Program keeps bringing...

NASA confirms space shuttle debris found in Texas

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NASA confirmed that a large piece of debris from space shuttle Columbia, which was destroyed in 2003, has been found in a...

Gas flowing toward black hole seen for the first time in...

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The flow of hot gas toward a black hole has been clearly imaged for the first time in X-rays. The observations from...

Astronomers find largest, most distant reservoir of water

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Two teams of astronomers have discovered the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever detected in the universe. The water, equivalent to...

Atlantis has landed, ending NASA’s shuttle era

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The space shuttle Atlantis returned from NASA's final shuttle mission ending a 30-year era that opened the space frontier, exposed its dangers...

US shuttle prepares to depart station for last time

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The crew of NASA's final space shuttle mission closed the hatch to the International Space Station for the final time in preparation...

US government sues Apollo astronaut over camera

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The US government has sued a former NASA astronaut to recover a camera used to explore the moon's surface during the 1971...

Shuttle Endeavour lands after its final flight

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The space shuttle Endeavour touched down at its Florida home base early capping a 16-day mission to deliver a premier science experiment...

NASA Rover finds clue to Mars’ past and environment for life

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Rocks examined by NASA's Spirit Mars Rover hold evidence of a wet, non-acidic ancient environment that may have been favourable for life....

Virgin Atlantic unveils first commercial spaceship

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Virgin Atlantic unveiled the first commercial passenger spaceship, a sleek black-and-white vessel that represents an expensive gamble on creating a commercial space...

UK won’t stop hacker’s extradition to US

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Home Secretary Alan Johnson said he cannot stop the extradition of a Briton wanted in the United States for hacking into NASA...

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