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Space

Stargazers’ stunner: Thousands catch Jupiter, Venus forming super bright ‘Star of Bethlehem’ (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, have appeared close to each other in the sky, attracting thousands of amazed onlookers to the unique sight.

01.07.2015 13:54

Venus & Jupiter to pair in spectacular 'Star of Bethlehem' conjunction
The two brightest planets Venus and Jupiter are to appear so close in the sky in the upcoming nights that they will be seen like a single super bright star, which some astronomy-lovers say resembles the biblical 'Star of Bethlehem'.

30.06.2015 07:02

Coastal UK residents at ‘high risk’ of deadly asteroid tsunami, scientists warn
Britain is at “very high risk” of an asteroid tsunami that could kill hundreds of thousands of people living near the coastline, scientists have warned.

30.06.2015 10:24

​‘Mysterious’ fireball lights up Atlanta sky
A fiery object was seen streaking across the sky over sky early on June 29, leaving hundreds of witnesses to guess if it was a meteorite or a piece of space junk.

29.06.2015 14:40

​Russian cosmonaut Padalka sets world spaceflight duration record
On Monday, Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka broke the world record for the longest time in space. When he returns to Earth this fall, he will have spent 877 days in orbit, eclipsing the record set by his colleague Sergey Krikalev 10 years ago.

29.06.2015 12:53

Rockets in ruins: Spectacular unmanned spaceship crashes (VIDEOS)
The race to break new boundaries in space is as hot as ever. However, for every new frontier conquered, there are also crushing setbacks – the latest being a failed SpaceX mission, which landed in the Atlantic Ocean, rather than docking with the ISS.

29.06.2015 00:53

‘Spaceflight isn’t easy’: Rocket scientists despondent after latest ISS mission failure
Following two failed supply missions to the ISS in recent months, space engineers have been left searching for answers and solutions, after the generally reliable SpaceX Falcon 9 disintegrated in a fountain of fireworks just seconds after launch.

28.06.2015 21:03

SpaceX rocket to ISS disintegrates 2 minutes after launch (VIDEO)
An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, carrying more than two tons of supplies for the International Space Station, exploded shortly after lifting off at 10.21am Eastern Time from Cape Canaveral.

28.06.2015 14:24

Russian rocket engines key to US ‘assured access to space’ - space command chief
The US can’t quit buying Russian RD-180 rocket engines for heavy lifting until it produces an engine with similar capabilities, chief of the US Space Command said. This follows frantic calls by Republican Senator John McCain to terminate the contract.

28.06.2015 07:26

NASA unveils rover prototype fit for exploring icy Europa moon (PHOTOS)
The US space agency has unveiled a prototype rover for exploring icy underwater regions. Scientists hope the rover may fly as far as Jupiter’s moon Europa, which has a vast subsurface ocean long thought to harbor life.

27.06.2015 08:26

NASA taking Microsoft’s virtual reality HoloLens into space
NASA astronauts will subject Microsoft’s HoloLens to a different kind of road-test when they take the virtual reality holographic headset on a space mission to the International Space Station.

27.06.2015 03:18

DARPA hopes to terraform Mars with human-engineered organisms
Mars may look like an inhospitable and barren landscape, but a new program underway at the Pentagon’s advanced research division is looking to create engineered organisms that can eventually transform the Red Planet into something more Earth-like.

25.06.2015 23:51