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The programme provided the foundation of modern spaceflight procedure
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:25pm

The programme provided the foundation of modern spaceflight procedure

Ripples in the galactic disc could increase Milky Way's size by up to 50 per cen
Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:52pm

Ripples in the galactic disc could increase Milky Way's size by up to 50 per cent

For two minutes the Faroe Islands managed to peek totality through the clouds.
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:02pm

For two minutes the Faroe Islands managed to peek totality through the clouds.

Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:00pm

Three more eclipses are due before 2020 providing a great view of this natural phenomenon

A partial solar eclipse will be visible on 20 March, so make sure you know where
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:15am

A partial solar eclipse will be visible on 20 March, so make sure you know where to look.

In 1965 Alexi Leonov became the first human to depart a spacecraft while in orbi
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:55pm

In 1965, Alexi Leonov became the first human to exit an orbiting spacecraft

What's the best way to view the 20 March 2015 eclipse at home?
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:52pm

What's the best way to view the 20 March 2015 eclipse at home?

The 30 Arietis system, home to exoplanet 30 Arietis Bb, was previously thought t
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:13pm

The 30 Arietis system, home to exoplanet 30 Arietis Bb, was previously thought to be a triple star

The red planet may once have had more water than the Arctic Ocean
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:38pm

The red planet may once have had more water than the Arctic Ocean

ALMA dust discovery raises questions about galaxy formation in the early days of
Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:55pm

ALMA dust discovery raises questions about the formation of early galaxies

Jamie Carter visits Lowell Observatory and its Discovery Channel Telescope
Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:12pm

Jamie Carter visits Lowell Observatory and its Discovery Channel Telescope during the #yearofpluto

Interdisciplinary team model a microbe that could survive the Saturnian moon's m
Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:19pm

Interdisciplinary team model a microbe that could survive in seas of methane

The vehicles that helped launch Apollo are still going strong, five decades late
Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:53pm

The vehicles that helped launch Apollo are still going strong, five decades later

Intermediate-mass black holes could be the key to supermassive black hole format
Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:33pm

Intermediate-mass black holes could be the key step in their evolution

New technique is hailed as a major breakthrough for exogeology
Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:03pm

New technique is hailed as a major breakthrough for exoplanet geology

NASA’s Maven probe has completed the first of five ‘deep dip’ manoeuvres
Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:29pm

NASA’s Maven probe has completed the first of five ‘deep dip’ manoeuvres

Planet with six times the mass of Jupiter will be gone in 200 million years' tim
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:10pm

Planet with six times the mass of Jupiter will be gone in 200 million years' time

Scientists come a step closer to solving cosmic riddle of very active 'starburst
Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:50pm

Scientists come closer to solving cosmic riddle of very active 'starburst' galaxies

Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:10pm

Follow the test of the new vehicle from launch to splash down.

Scientists discover a nascent multiple star system for the first time
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:09pm

Scientists discover a nascent multiple star system for the first time

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