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Essential Science: Earth-size habitable-zone world detected

NASA has reported it has detected an Earth-like planet that has all the indications of being habitable. This forms part of the space agency’s attempt to seek out new planets of interest in the cosmos.

Eyeing Moon, NASA hosts first public astronaut graduation ceremony

Houston - NASA on Friday celebrated its latest class of graduating astronauts at a public ceremony in Houston, honoring a diverse and gender-balanced group now qualified for spaceflight missions including America's return to the Moon and eventual journey to Mars...

Ultrashort x-ray technology to probe the heart of planets

Space scientists have developed a sophisticated combination of super-powerful lasers together with very bright x-rays, enabling new experiments to be conducted that can gaze into the inner heart of other planets.

Inner Milky Way reveals a cosmic 'candy cane'

NASA's new mapping process of the inner Milky Way, has revealed what appears to be a cosmic 'candy cane'. This takes the form of a colorful composite image of the Milky Way galaxy's central zone.

Mars 2020 rover to seek ancient life, prepare human missions

Pasadena - The Mars 2020 rover, which sets off for the Red Planet next year, will not only search for traces of ancient life, but pave the way for future human missions, NASA scientists said Friday as they unveiled the vehicle.

China launches powerful rocket in boost for 2020 Mars mission

Bejing - China Friday launched one of the world's most powerful rockets in a major step forward for its planned mission to Mars in 2020.

Boeing spacecraft lands in New Mexico after aborted mission

Washington - Boeing's new Starliner unmanned spacecraft returned to Earth on Sunday, landing in the New Mexico desert in the United States six days early after a clock problem scuppered a rendezvous with the International Space Station.

Europe's exoplanet hunter reaches orbit around Earth

Paris - Europe's CHEOPS planet-hunting space telescope left Earth on Wednesday and moved into orbit, a day after its lift-off was delayed by a technical rocket glitch during the final countdown.

Europe's exoplanet hunter set for blast-off from Earth

Paris - Europe's CHEOPS planet-hunting satellite was set to leave Earth Wednesday a day after its lift-off was delayed by a technical rocket glitch during the final countdown.

China completes Mars lander test ahead of 2020 mission

China on Thursday completed a test of its Mars exploration lander ahead of Beijing's first mission to the red planet slated for 2020.Beijing is pouring billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022....

EU must boost spending in space or be squeezed out: experts

Apo - The EU needs to boost space funding and improve its strategy to compete with military superpowers and smaller upstarts, a panel of experts told MEPs on Tuesday.

US vows closer cooperation with French space agency

Washington - The United States on Wednesday pledged closer cooperation with France's space agency, saying the two were advancing the commercial development of space.

Monitoring whale strandings via satellites from space

New technology is being deployed to assess the extent of whale stranded on land and to enable local teams to help to return the mammals to the water. The technology remains in development, but the data is already revealing interesting patterns.

In first, spacewalk conducted by two women: NASA TV

Washington - US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir became the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk Friday, following a spacesuit flub earlier this year that caused the historic mission to be aborted.

Russia bids farewell to first man who walked in space

Moscow - Hundreds of people including Russian and US astronauts and top officials bid farewell Tuesday to Alexei Leonov, a legendary Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to perform a spacewalk.

First man to conduct spacewalk, Alexei Leonov, dies

Moscow - Alexei Leonov, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who was the first man to conduct a spacewalk in 1965, died in Moscow on Friday aged 85 after a long illness.

Russia bestows medal on US astronaut in failed launch

Moscow - Russia has decorated NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who survived an aborted space launch last year, with one of its highest honours, the Order of Courage, a Kremlin decree said on Tuesday.

Will Andromeda start consuming the Milky Way?

Scientists have now charted the cannibalistic past of the neighboring galaxy to our own - Andromeda. The large galaxy now appears to have sights set on the Milky Way as its next main target.

First Arab on ISS set for Earth return

Almaty - An Emirati who made history as the first Arab to reach the International Space Station is set to return to Earth on Thursday following an eight-day mission that sparked euphoria in his homeland.

Scientists discover oldest galaxy cluster

Apo - Astronomers have discovered a 13-billion-year-old galaxy cluster that is the earliest ever observed, according to a paper released Friday, a finding that may hold clues about how the universe developed.

Emirati becomes first Arab to reach ISS

Baikonur - An Emirati has made history as the first Arab to reach the International Space Station, after blasting off from Kazakhstan.

Rocket carrying Emirati, Russian, American blasts off for ISS

Baikonur - A rocket blasted off from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan on Wednesday with an Emirati on board who will be the first Arab on the International Space Station.

First Arab set for ISS says voyage will make 'history'

Moscow - The Emirati astronaut who will make history by becoming the first Arab on the International Space Station said Tuesday he had received support from around the world before his "dream" mission.

Natalie Portman joins Hollywood space race with 'Lucy in the Sky'

Toronto - NASA may have grounded its space shuttles, but more Hollywood A-listers than ever are exploring the final frontier, with Natalie Portman launching one of two astronaut movie premieres at Toronto's film festival.

Russia terminates robot Fedor after space odyssey

Moscow - It's mission over for a robot called Fedor that Russia blasted to the International Space Station, the developers said Wednesday, admitting he could not replace astronauts on space walks."He won't fly there any more.

Graphene is the key to next-generation space telescopes

New research demonstrates how a detector made from graphene has the potential to revolutionize the sensors used in next-generation space telescopes, leading to more sophisticated images being captured.

India locates missing Moon lander

New Delhi - Indian space scientists were desperately trying Tuesday to establish communication with their broken Moon lander, having located the probe that went silent moments before it was due to make a historic soft landing.

NASA pioneers malaria-predicting tech in Myanmar

Yangon - NASA is developing a new technique to forecast malaria outbreaks in Myanmar from space, as the emergence of new drug-resistant strains in Southeast Asia threatens efforts to wipe out the deadly disease globally.

India space agency loses communication with Moon-landing craft

Bangalore - India's space agency on Saturday lost communication with its spacecraft just before it was due to land near the South Pole of the Moon, in a blow to the nation's lunar ambitions.

Putin rebukes officials over space delays

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday gave a dressing down to space officials on a visit to Russia's long-delayed and corruption-tainted cosmodrome in the Far East.
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A view of New York CIty from Central Park.
A view of New York CIty from Central Park.
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Clouds covering a Full Moon.
Clouds covering a Full Moon.
Mission STS-118 - Dave Williams  spacewalk
Mission STS-118 - Dave Williams' spacewalk
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When Chris Hadfield uses the benchpress  this is his view from the International Space Station
When Chris Hadfield uses the benchpress, this is his view from the International Space Station
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An airplane flies past where Venus can be seen
An airplane flies past where Venus can be seen
A dwarf galaxy  a satellite of our own galaxy and one of 10 that were involved in the research  that...
A dwarf galaxy, a satellite of our own galaxy and one of 10 that were involved in the research, that was scanned for gamma-rays in the search for dark matter.
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View of Earth from the ISS  of lightning storms dotting Turkey. Via Tim Peake
View of Earth from the ISS, of lightning storms dotting Turkey. Via Tim Peake
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From more than 40 countries and 30 U.S. states, people around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA's Cassini mission.
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Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station, using the treadmill
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International Space Station solar array wings are featured in this image.
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The International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-133 crew member on space shuttle Discovery after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 7 a.m. (EST) on March 7, 2011
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A solar prominence (loop) erupts from the surface of the sun on 30 March in this false-colour image taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Reds are relatively cool, at about 60,000 °C, while blues and greens are at more than 1 million °C
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Photos taken of the northern lights above the AuroraMax Observatory in Yellowknife, Canada
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NASA scientists found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets orbiting three different stars. All five planets appear to be hazy
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
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Full Moon, views of the craters.
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Banded cirrus clouds running perpendicular to the jet stream—a telltale feature photographed by an astronaut aboard Space Shuttle Discovery.
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Artist s representation of a habitation on Mars.
Artist's representation of a habitation on Mars.
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A close-up view of the sun via NASA s Solar Dynamics Observatory. A prominence eruption on the sun: ...
A close-up view of the sun via NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. A prominence eruption on the sun: an arc of gas can loop hundreds of thousands of kilometres into space, held for months by strong magnetic fields
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