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Space

Soprano in space: 'Phantom of the Opera' star trains for ISS flight in Russian forest
World-famous soprano and songwriter Sarah Brightman is braving Russia’s wilds as she undergoes special astronaut training in survival in extreme rural conditions, which includes making a shelter from a parachute and cooking food in the forest.

25.01.2015 08:00

As big as 5 football fields: Massive asteroid to be visible from Earth Monday
An asteroid the size of five football fields is approaching Earth and is expected to pass by on Monday. It will be visible through strong binoculars – definitely worth a look. The next time such an asteroid comes this close again will be in 2027.

24.01.2015 19:08

Awesome CGI footage shows view from Earth if planets replaced the Moon
What if our sun was some other star? Say, Sirius or Polaris? And more than that: What if Jupiter and Saturn were at the same distance as the moon? Roscosmos, Russia’s Federal Space Agency, gave these fantasies a go in two amazing videos.

23.01.2015 17:39

Mapping new world: Rosetta reveals first results of host comet probe (PHOTOS)
The ESA has released an unprecedented close-up view of comet 67P and a description of its surface features. An intricate picture, delivered by the Rosetta space mission, raises new questions about the origins of the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet.

23.01.2015 09:45

Light communication: ESA laser tags ISS from Earth (PHOTOS)
The European Space Agency (ESA) has successfully completed an experiment using a laser beam to communicate with the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting the earth.

23.01.2015 07:38

Mystery radio waves from deep space captured LIVE, sender unknown
An unknown radio signal, which may have come from a black hole, colliding neutron stars (or – for those who ‘believe’ – alien life), has been picked up by astronomers live for the first time ever. Its origins remain mysterious.

22.01.2015 20:26

New views of dwarf planet Ceres released by NASA
Impressive new images of the dwarf planet Ceres, captured by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, have revealed crater-like structures on the frozen, icy surface. The images arrived as the probe became due to enter Ceres’ orbit.

22.01.2015 02:02

Sweet dreams: Twitter users try to ‘wake up’ Philae lander snoozing on comet 67P
Twitter users want spring to come early so they can wake up the Rosetta spacecraft lander Philae, which is currently “hibernating” on the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as it rushes through space on its way towards the Sun.

21.01.2015 07:28

Google & Fidelity invest $1bn in SpaceX to develop imaging satellites
Google wants to ‘hitch its wagon to a star’ to beam internet access to the farthest corners of the world. So the tech giant, along with Fidelity, has invested $1 billion in the private exploration company, SpaceX.

21.01.2015 07:51

Planes carrying VIP passengers may get priority landing at UK airports
Technological advances in air traffic control may soon allow airlines to request preferential landing for their aircraft in the UK, based on the number of high-paying customers on board or those who need to make a connecting flight.

19.01.2015 00:16

'Nike meteorite' leaves swoosh in sky over Russia’s Far East (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
The residents of Russia’s Amur region woke up Sunday morning to notice an unusual celestial phenomenon – a shining object flying through the sky, leaving a white trail that some social media users compared to the Nike logo.

18.01.2015 08:19

NASA telescope spies 3 new potentially habitable (and close) planets
NASA’s Kepler telescope has its eye on three new potentially habitable planets. At a distance of 150 light years, the three “lukewarm” bodies are among the closest candidates for habitable life.

17.01.2015 14:11