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‘Beam me to Mars’

Radio telescopes on Earth will beam messages to Mars to commemorate the launch 50 years ago of the first robotic probe to visit the planet.

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How DNA could survive trip to space

Experiment could be basis for 'a model for nucleic acids that could serve as biomarkers in the search for past or present extraterrestrial life.'

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Singapore university to launch climate satellites

Nanyang Technological University will have the two satellites ready for launch in the last quarter of 2015.

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Space

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Rover arrives at Mount Sharp after a year
September 12 2014 at 08:28

The Curiosity rover has arrived at Mars' Mount Sharp and is preparing to scale the massive mountain, says Nasa.

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Solar storm heading Earth’s way
September 12 2014 at 08:28

Two big explosions on the surface of the sun will cause a moderate to strong geomagnetic storm on Earth in coming days.

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Astronaut, cosmonauts back on Earth
September 11 2014 at 09:02

In addition to a pair of Russian space walks, the returning crew tackled a record number of science experiments.

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China to launch space lab in 2016
September 11 2014 at 09:02

The rapid and purposeful development of China's manned programme is in contrast with that of Nasa.

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Meteor impact ‘felt throughout city’
September 9 2014 at 08:48

Scientists believe the meteorite may have splintered from the 2014 RC 'pitbull' asteroid that passed very close to Earth on Sunday.

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Meteorite hits forest in Nicaragua
September 8 2014 at 09:26

A mysterious “boom” heard near Nicaragua’s capital city this weekend has been attributed to a meteorite.

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Asteroid to make close flyby Earth
September 7 2014 at 11:54

Experts calculate the asteroid, known as 2014 RC, will be nearest to Earth when it passes about 40 000 kilometres above New Zealand.

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The great trek to catch a comet
September 5 2014 at 14:05

Over six billion kilometres and 10 years later, scientists came a step closer to a great scientific achievement, writes John Yeld.

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ESA announces comet landing date
September 5 2014 at 08:37

The European Space Agency will on September 15 unveil which of five sites it has chosen for the first-ever landing of a probe on a comet.

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Milky Way ‘lives in Laniakea galaxy’
September 4 2014 at 08:45

The Milky Way galaxy resides on the outskirts of a massive, previously unknown galaxy super-cluster scientists have named Laniakea.

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