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REUTERS

Mercury 'is solar system's rubbish dump'

The planet Mercury a celestial reminder of what happens if you don't keep up with the dusting, scientists say.

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EPA

Lift off for groundbreaking space mission

NASA looks forward to triple whammy as astronaut sets off for longest stay on International Space Station.

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THE WASHINGTON POST

Dark matter: not as light as we thought

A study of galaxy clusters and their collisions shows that dark matter does not ‘behave’ quite as we’ve thought.

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Space

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A Nasa astronaut’s guide to the galaxy
March 24 2015 at 11:32

Nasa scientists visited a Cape Town school to inspire pupils to become reseachers in space.

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Mars also boasts Northern Lights
March 20 2015 at 15:46

Exploratory orbiter shows unusual dust cloud and ‘bright ultraviolet auroral glow’, says NASA.

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Watch the solar eclipse
March 20 2015 at 09:18

Much of northern Africa and Europe was plunged into darkness during the biggest solar eclipse for 15 years.

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Citizen scientists rise to challenge
March 17 2015 at 11:47

Amateur scientists have come up with software that can help identify more asteroids, some of which endanger our planet.

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African scientists aim for the moon
March 16 2015 at 11:48

Deadline set for local scientists to submit proposals for Africa’s own moon mission.

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Layers of lunar history
March 13 2015 at 16:50

Ground-penetrating radar aboard China’s Yutu lunar shows the moon’s complex history, with ancient lava flows making up nine subsurfaces.

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Found: underground ocean on Jupiter’s moon
March 13 2015 at 11:18

NASA says Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moom, has a saltwater ocean that has more water than all the water on Earth’s surface. [Video]

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Soprano to sing in space
March 11 2015 at 11:35

Sarah Brightman aims to appeal for world peace by making her voice heard on the International Space Station.

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Rare dwarf galaxies found
March 11 2015 at 11:40

Astronomers discover nine clusters, the biggest collection ever seen, in orbit around the Milky Way.

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‘Mars was once covered in water’
March 9 2015 at 12:28

Scientists find that the Red Planet has lost the majority of its water – about 87% of it – to space.

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