iol scitech nov 18 Comet Landing~2
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Comet could harbour life, say experts

Leading astronomers who have been studying the findings of the Rosetta spacecraft believe the comet could support micro-organisms.

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iol scitech jul 7 Pluto
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Pluto flyby on track despite glitch

Nasa expects the New Horizons spacecraft to be back in service after a computer crash threatened its upcoming historic flyby of Pluto.

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iol scitech dec 8 pluto
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Probe suffers glitch on approach to Pluto

Nasa is working to revive the New Horizons spacecraft after it suffered a computer malfunction just nine days before it was due to fly past Pluto.

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Space

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‘Dim star’ was extreme flyby
February 18 2015 at 16:40

Scientists say star that zoomed by our solar system 70 000 light years ago was closests ever.

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Beam cricket into space, says boffin
February 17 2015 at 12:43

A US scientist says what extra-terrestrials might want to know about is cricket and Cliff Richard.

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Moon travel just 20 years away
February 17 2015 at 11:45

Vivek Wadhwa looks at the teams that are working on space exploration - and plans his lunar holiday.

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Would you give it all up for Mars?
February 13 2015 at 17:31

Meet some of the volunteers who really want that one-way trip.

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Space weather satellite launched
February 12 2015 at 08:47

Cape Canaveral - A $340 million satellite that aims to alert people to potentially dangerous solar activity and geomagnetic storms blasted off toward deep space Wednesday atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

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Giant find for space museum
February 11 2015 at 12:36

‘McDivitt’s purse’ contains priceless first moon landing momentoes.

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SpaceX rocket launch reset
February 9 2015 at 22:10

Space Exploration Technologies will try again Tuesday to launch a Falcon 9 rocket with a US satellite intended to watch for threatening solar storms, NASA said.

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SpaceX calls off launch
February 9 2015 at 12:50

Space transport company aims to have rockets launch and land almost in tandem.

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Two decades from moon travel
February 4 2015 at 16:21

Young start-ups show that space exploration is no longer exclusive to governments.

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Visiting asteroid had its own moon
January 30 2015 at 12:14

Radar images show that ‘unusual’ near-Earth object was actually a ‘binary’ that won’t be back for two centuries.

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