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Rosetta spacecraft bound for comet tomb

Darmstadt - Europe's Rosetta spacecraft was heading Friday for a mission-ending crash into the comet it has stalked for two years, a dramatic conclusion to a 12-year odyssey to demystify our Solar System's origins.

Rosetta: The end of a space odyssey

Paris - Europe's trailblazing deep-space comet exploration for clues to the origins of the Solar System ends Friday with the Rosetta orbiter joining robot lab Philae on the iceball's dusty surface for eternity.The 1.4-billion-euro ($1.

World's largest radio telescope starts operating in China

Bejing - The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.

Russia cancels manned space launch over 'technical' issues

Moscow - Russia on Saturday cancelled a planned manned space launch expected in one week due to "technical reasons," giving no explanation or a new launch date.

Milky Way Gaia probe 'maps more than a billion stars'

Paris - The Gaia space probe, launched in 2013, has mapped more than a billion stars in the Milky Way, vastly expanding the inventory of known stars in our galaxy, the European Space Agency said Wednesday.

Space rock named after Freddie Mercury

The late lead singer of the rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury, has had an asteroid name in his honor. Mercury posthumously joins fellow Queen member Brian May with a space rock naming.

Record-holding US astronaut and two Russians return to Earth

Washington - An American astronaut who set the US record for cumulative time in orbit safely returned to Earth early Wednesday along with two Russian cosmonauts after a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

Missing comet lander Philae spotted at last: ESA

Paris - Europe's Rosetta spacecraft has finally spotted the tiny lander Philae stuck in a dark crack on the surface of its comet home -- the first glimpse since the robot lab crashlanded in 2014, ground controllers said Monday.

NASA unveils photos of Jupiter's poles

Washington - NASA published the first-ever images of Jupiter's north pole and its southern aurora, taken during the Juno spacecraft's first orbital flyby of the gaseous giant.

Launch pad blast destroys SpaceX rocket, Facebook satellite

Miami - An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test in Florida, destroying a satellite that Facebook planned to use to beam high-speed internet to Africa.

A tiny particle just punched a hole into a huge satellite

On August 23, a space particle the size of a tiny pebble smacked into the European Space Agency's Copernicus Sentinal-1A satellite, ripping a hole into one of its solar wings.

Launch pad blast destroys SpaceX rocket, Facebook satellite

Miami - An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test in Florida on Thursday, destroying a satellite that Facebook planned to use to beam high-speed internet to Africa.

Mars isolation experiment in Hawaii ends

Los Angeles - The six people who went into isolation for a year in Hawaii to help NASA plan for a mission to Mars emerged Sunday, happy to breathe fresh air and meet new people.

Astronaut Williams overtakes Kelly for most days in space

One of the most distinguished records in the increasingly-space-bound United States is an astronaut’s cumulative days logged in space.

'New port of call' installed at space station

Miami - With more private spaceship traffic expected at the International Space Station in the coming years, two US astronauts embarked on a spacewalk Friday to install a special parking spot for them.

NASA moves on to next phase of Asteroid Redirect Mission

A movie trailer plays before you: the best space scientists of the private and public sector are teaming up to carry out an incredible mission — to relocate a scientifically-vital asteroid from space, into the orbit of the Moon.

Stephen Hawking’s black hole prediction witnessed for first time

Jeff Steinhauer, a physicist at Technion University in Israel, has created an acoustic black hole and observed particles slipping out of its grasp, providing the strongest evidence to date of one of Stephen Hawking’s most famous predictions.

How to watch tonight's spectacular meteor shower

The meteor shower runs from July 17 until August 24 this year and will reach its peak in the evening hours of August 11.

Jack White sends working turntable into space

Third Man records celebrated their seventh anniversary this July by launching a turntable into space, playing a vinyl record of Carl Sagan's voice set to music.

Goodbye Philae: Earth severs link with silent comet probe

Paris - Ground controllers bid a final farewell Wednesday to robot lab Philae, cutting communications after a year-long silence with the tiny probe hurtling through space on the surface of a comet.

Japan satellite made 'surprise' find before failure

Toukyo - A Japanese satellite recorded unprecedented observations of the Perseus galaxy before it disappeared from contact, scientists said, offering precious new information about how gas travels in the faraway cluster.

Three astronauts blast off for ISS in upgraded Soyuz craft

Baikonur - Three astronauts blasted off into the early morning sky in an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome Thursday, heading towards the International Space Station.

What is the goal of Juno's mission to Jupiter?

Miami - NASA's Juno spacecraft on Tuesday began circling Jupiter on a 20-month mission to learn more about the origin of the solar system's most massive planet.The arrival was a triumph for the $1.

NASA's Juno spacecraft orbits Jupiter, 'king of solar system'

Miami - NASA celebrated a key triumph on Tuesday as its $1.1 billion Juno spacecraft successfully slipped into orbit around Jupiter on a mission to probe the origin of the solar system.

NASA spaceship barrels toward Jupiter, 'planet on steroids'

Miami - Juno, an unmanned NASA spacecraft, is barrelling toward Jupiter on a $1.1 billion mission to circle the biggest planet in the solar system and shed new light on the origin of our planetary neighborhood.

Rosetta comet set to crash-land

The European Space Agency has announced the countdown to the end of the Rosetta Comet space probe. The probe will be crash-landed on Comet 67P on Friday, September 30, 2016.

Rosetta, Philae to reunite on comet for Sept 30 mission end

Paris - Europe's trailblazing Rosetta spacecraft will end its mission on September 30, reuniting with robot lab Philae on the surface of a comet hurtling through the Solar System, mission control said Thursday.

New mini-moon discovered orbiting the Earth

Houston - Gaze up at night and you’ll see the familiar silvery moon. Our only natural satellite, right? Not so, it seems, for a new, much smaller mini-moon has been discovered by astrophysicists.

Dutch crops grown on 'Mars' soil found safe to eat

Den Haag - Dutch scientists said Thursday crops of four vegetables and cereals grown on soil similar to that on Mars have been found safe to eat, amid plans for the first manned mission to the planet.

Three astronauts touch down after 6 months in space

Moscow - Three astronauts including Briton Tim Peake landed back on Earth Saturday after completing a six-month mission on the International Space Station (ISS).
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The European Space Agency s artist s conception of the asteroid near planet Earth
The European Space Agency's artist's conception of the asteroid near planet Earth
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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists and engineers monitor the movements of India s ...
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists and engineers monitor the movements of India's Mars orbiter at their Spacecraft Control Center in the southern Indian city of Bangalore
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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 photographs a view from the International Space Station
Chris Hadfield photographs a view from the International Space Station
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A new photo of Earth from one million miles away, courtesy NASA
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DOWN TO EARTH: NASA s new Orion space capsule is picked up by the USS Arlington while practicing rec...
DOWN TO EARTH: NASA's new Orion space capsule is picked up by the USS Arlington while practicing recovery maneuvers at Naval Station Norfolk off Virginia last year.
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Prevailing model of the origin and expansion of spacetime and all that it contains.
Prevailing model of the origin and expansion of spacetime and all that it contains.
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Chris Hadfield photographs a view from the International Space Station
Chris Hadfield photographs a view from the International Space Station
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Astronaut Jeffrey Williams during his 2006 mission on the ISS
Astronaut Jeffrey Williams during his 2006 mission on the ISS
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A view of the comet lovejoy earlier this year
A view of the comet lovejoy earlier this year
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The craters of the Moon  the moon is slightly yellow from the light of the sun.
The craters of the Moon, the moon is slightly yellow from the light of the sun.
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The triple star system discovery is one of only two unique millisecond pulsars.
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2011 Leonid meteor shower
2011 Leonid meteor shower
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'Interstellar' (2014), directed by film-maker Christopher Nolan, won this year's Oscar for visual effects.
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Astronaut Clay Anderson observes the plant growth inside one of the plant growth chambers on the space station
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Nearly 200 000 light-years from Earth  the Large Magellanic Cloud  a satellite galaxy of the Milky W...
Nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space, in a long and slow dance around our galaxy.
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International Space Station solar array wings are featured in this image.
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