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How the Hubble improved our scope

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of Hubble, the most important and productive telescope since Galileo’s discoveries four centuries ago.

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Pics: Celebrating 25 years of Hubble

Nasa marked the silver anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with fireworks of a celestial kind.

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AFP

Lightening up on dark matter

Scientists get a first-hand look at how dark matter interacts with the universe around it – and are now closer to unravelling its mysteries.

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Space

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Comet scientists finally take a break
November 17 2014 at 08:26

Some scientists were still busy evaluating the data that Philae sent down to ESA before its depleted batteries forced it to go silent.

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Europe gains star power, thanks to Rosetta
November 14 2014 at 13:33

A 'big step for human civilization,' was how the director general of the ESA described Europe's historic achievement.

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Philae marooned in comet's shadows
November 14 2014 at 08:19

Scientists hope that samples drilled from the comet by Philae will unlock details about how the planets - and possibly even life - evolved.

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For sale: A little piece of Mars
November 13 2014 at 13:45

The Black Beauty meteorite from Mars was discovered in the Sahara in Morocco, North Africa, in 2011.

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Surviving pilot 'thrown from spaceship'
November 13 2014 at 08:54

The surviving pilot of SpaceShipTwo was thrown from the rocket-powered vehicle when it broke apart last month, say US officials.

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Pics: Philae’s historic landing
November 13 2014 at 06:56

The ESA is ecstatic at the operation and Nasa itself heaped praise on the exploit.

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Comet’s haunting ‘song’ captured
November 13 2014 at 07:31

In the build-up to the comet landing, European Space Agency scientists learned something surprising. [SOUND CLIP]

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Space first: Philae probe lands on comet
November 13 2014 at 04:16

The European Space Agency has landed a probe on a comet - but its harpoons failed to anchor on the surface.

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Half of universe's stars are orphans - scientists
November 12 2014 at 13:38

New observations show that as many as half the stars in the universe may be this kind.

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Rosetta lander starts descent to comet
November 12 2014 at 13:09

The European Space Agency earlier gave the final go-ahead for separation of the lander, named Philae, from Rosetta.

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