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REUTERS

Soyuz training for team in icy darkness

The darkness of the Antarctic during the austral winter could help scientists see the light about a mission to Mars.

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AP

Ticket to adventure – or madness?

The lure of space travel moves nearer to reality as volunteers for Mars One are shortlisted.

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REUTERS

Massive black hole stymies scientists

The discovery of a gravitational pit 12 billion times the size of the sun challenges all current theories and laws of physics.

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Space

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China tycoon reveals foray into space
October 28 2014 at 14:16

A mysterious Chinese tycoon who plans to dig a $40-billion canal linking the Caribbean and the Pacific is spreading his reach into space.

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Boat forces rocket launch delay
October 28 2014 at 08:39

Planned launch of Cygnus cargo ship toward the International Space Station postponed due to a boat in the waters near the launch pad.

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Eight months on ‘Hawaiian Mars’
October 28 2014 at 08:39

Six people have sealed themselves inside a dome to embark on an eight-month test of how their mental health might fare during a mission to Mars.

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Exec sets stratosphere skydive record
October 27 2014 at 09:12

A Google executive is back on Earth after jumping out of a giant balloon floating in the stratosphere. [VIDEO]

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Space cargo craft returns to Earth
October 27 2014 at 09:11

The private space cargo carrier Dragon returned to Earth finishing its fourth official trip to the International Space Station.

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What a comet smells like
October 24 2014 at 14:22

Rotten eggs, horse pee: this is the bouquet of odours you would smell if a deep space comet was brought back to Earth.

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Partial eclipse sweeps across America
October 24 2014 at 08:41

A partial solar eclipse swept across much of North America, triggering floods of blurry pictures of a crescent-shaped sun on social media.

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China launches moon orbiter
October 24 2014 at 08:40

China has launched an experimental spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned trip.

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‘Twisted rope’ clue to dangerous solar storms
October 23 2014 at 09:43

A 'twisted rope' of magnetically-charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites, say French scientists.

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Cosmonauts breeze through spacewalk
October 23 2014 at 09:41

Two Russian cosmonauts wrapped up a speedy spacewalk outside the International Space Station to replace science experiments.

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