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'Inspector Gadget' to star in space tether test

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:TethersUnlimitedInc)Athermos-flask-sizedsatellitethatwillrideupanddowna1-kilometre-longtetherinspace

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Head to Tibet for a taste of Mars

ByWanttoexperienceancientMars?LooknofurtherthantheQaidambasininnorth-westTibet.AcombinationofcoldanddrynessmakesitpotentiallythebestplaceonEarthtofindmicrobessimilartothoseonancientMars.AteamledbyCh

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New Mexico vote provides spaceport funding

ByDavidShigaAportionoftheUSstateofNewMexico’ssalestaxwillbeusedtohelpfundconstructionofacommercialspaceport

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Comet probe prepares for Mars flyby

ByNewScientistSpaceandReutersEurope’sRosettaspaceprobewillswingaroundMarsearlyonSundayinacriticalphaseofits10-yearmissiontomeetadistantcomet.TheflybyoftheRedPlanetisbeingcoordinatedbytheEuropeanSpaceO

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Panorama reveals thousands of growing galaxies

ByHazelMuir(Image:NASA/ESA/MDavis/UCBerkeley/SFaber/UCSC/AKoekemoer/STScI)HundredsofimagessnappedbytheHubbleSpaceTelescopehavebeenwoventogethertocreatearichtapestryofthousandsofgalaxies.Astronomers

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Galaxy's 'wunderkind' stars may actually be old pro's

ByDavidShiga(Image:DonFiger/STScI/NASA)‘Young’starsthatseemtohaveformedimpossiblyclosetoourgalaxy’ssupermassiveblackholecouldinfactbeancientinterlopersmerelymasqueradingasyoungsters

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China on schedule for spacewalk in 2008

ByKellyYoungandAFPChinaisonscheduletoperformitsfirstspacewalkin2008afterengineersfinishtestingahome-grownsuitforthemission

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Mars's top camera suffers worrying glitch

ByDamianCarringtonThemostpowerfulcameraeversenttoMarshasdevelopedaworryingglitch

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Earthbound experiment to recreate stress of Mars mission

ByKellyYoungScientistsarebeingaskedtosubmitresearchproposalsfora500-day-longstudysimulatingahumanmissiontoMars.Theprogramme

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France opens up its UFO files

ByNewScientistSpaceandAFPFrancebecamethefirstcountrytoopenitsfilesonUFOsonThursdaywhenthenationalspaceagencyunveiledawebsitedocumentingmorethan1600sightingsspanningfivedecades.Theonlinearchives

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Atom smasher may give birth to 'Black Saturns'

ByStephenBattersby(Image:NASA/JPL/SpaceScienceInstitute)IfweevermakeblackholesonEarth

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Russia and South Korea plan home-grown launch pads

ByNewScientistSpaceandAFPRussiaisplanningtobuildanewspacecentreonitsterritorywithalaunchpadtosendastronautsintospace

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Moon to blush red during total lunar eclipse

ByDavidShiga(Image:NASA/KSC)TheMoonwillblushredasitpassesthroughEarth’sshadowinatotallunareclipseonSaturday.FrommostlocationsonEarth

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'Mechanic' satellite suffers guidance system glitch

ByKellyYoungTheUSmilitary’snew“mechanic”testsatellite

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US astronaut to compete in marathon – in space

ByKellyYoung(Image:NASA)USastronautSunitaWilliamsissettoruntheBostonMarathon…inspace.Williamsisinthemiddleofasix-orseven-monthrotationaboardtheInternationalSpaceStation(ISS).Shemayinfactbreakthere

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Budget cuts may delay shuttle replacement

ByKellyYoungNASAmaynotbeabletolaunchthespaceshuttle’sreplacementby2014aspromised

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European officials may restructure Galileo leadership

ByNewScientistandAFPTheEuropeanCommissionwarnedonThursdaythatitwillexaminenewwaystocompletetheGalileosatellitenavigationsystem

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'Grease monkey' satellite set for space tune-up

ByKellyYoungA‘mechanic’satellitedesignedtorefuelandrepairapartnerinspaceissettolaunchonThursday.ThefeatswouldbethefirstoftheirkindandwilllaythegroundworkforfutureautonomousroboticmissionstotheMoon

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China and US at highest risk of damage from asteroids

ByDavidShigaChinaandtheUSarethecountriesmostvulnerabletodamagefromfutureasteroidimpacts

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Japanese asteroid probe set to return to Earth

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:JAXA)Japan’sproblem-plaguedHayabusaspacecraftwillattempttoreturntoEarthinthenextseveralweeks

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Shuttle Atlantis rolls back to shelter for repairs

ByNewScientistSpaceandReuters(Image:NASA)SpaceshuttleAtlantiswasremovedfromitsseasidelaunchpadonSundayforrepairsafterafreakhailstormbatteredthespaceship’sfueltanklastweek.Theshuttlehadbeenscheduled

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Dusty clouds may conceal water on alien worlds

ByKellyYoung(Image:NASA/JPL-Caltech)Waterthatscientistsexpectedtoseeontwoplanetsoutsidethesolarsystemhasnotbeendetected

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This science fiction trip is delightful, confusing – and risky

TristanFewings/GettyImagesByLydiaNicholasThenew“journeythroughsciencefiction”attheBarbicanCentreinLondonoffersafun

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General relativity passes test at Milky Way's central black hole

ChandraX-rayObservatoryCenterByKenCroswellEinstein’sgreatesttheoryhasacedanothertest. TwostarsarespeedingaroundthebigblackholeattheMilkyWay’scoreinjustthewayhisgeneraltheoryofrelativitypredicted.“It’s

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Lint rollers may collect dangerous Moon dust

ByKellyYoung(Image:Apollo17/NASA)MagneticwandsandlintrollersmaybeamongthetoolsNASAusestokeepdangerouslunardustatbaywhenitreturnstotheMoonaround2020.Whilehailedasapotentialsourceofoxygenandmetals

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Milky Way's black hole the ultimate particle accelerator

ByDavidShiga(Image:NASA/CXC/MIT/FKBaganoffetal)Ourgalaxy’ssupermassiveblackholeisresponsibleforthemysteriousgamma-rayemissionfromthegalacticcentre

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Dark matter may be the death of Milky Way

GOODBYEMilkyWay.Everygalaxyisdestinedtoslowlydisintegrateasthedarkmatterthatbindsittogethervanishes.SopredictLawrenceKraussandGlennStarkmanatCaseWesternReserveUniversityinCleveland

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Deadly stellar dance explains supernova shape

ByDavidShigaAmergeroftwostarsandthedeadlydancethatprecededitproducedthedistinctivetripleringsystemofsupernova1987A

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Saturn gets star treatment in trio of Hubble movies

ByHazelMuir(Image:NASA/ESA/EKarkoschka/UArizona)ImagesofSaturnfromtheHubbleSpaceTelescopehavebeenseamlesslywoventogetherintothreemoviesofthemajesticplanetrotating.Eachmoviehighlightsarareviewofthep

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Space shuttle tank may need to be replaced after all

ByNewScientistSpaceandReuters(Image:NASA/JackPfaller)RepairingdamagetoaspaceshuttlefueltankfromafreakhailstormwillpushthenextlaunchoftheshuttleAtlantisfromApriltomid-Mayattheearliest

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Nanorockets – the ultimate baby boosters?

ByPhilipBallBrianGilchrist’sdesignforarocketshipsoundslikeabadjoke.Forastart

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Space station astronaut set to break US flight record

ByKellyYoung(Image:NASA)AnastronautcurrentlyonboardtheInternationalSpaceStationissettobreaktheUSrecordforthelongeststayinspaceonasinglemission

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NASA and Virgin Galactic may collaborate in space

ByMaggieMcKeeNASAandtheprivatespaceventureVirginGalacticmaycollaborateonfuturespaceprojects

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Better forecasting to predict magnetic solar storms

ByChelseaWald“Activesunspotregion930

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Icy chips off the old asteroid block

Astronomershavecaughttheirfirstglimpseoftheinnardsofanicyasteroid7.5billionkilometresawayintheKuiperbeltregionoftheoutersolarsystem.MikeBrownoftheCaliforniaInstituteofTechnologyinPasadenaandhisteamdis

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Galactic bullies create universe's darkest galaxies

ByKellyYoungSmallgalaxiesthatareexceptionallyrichindarkmattermayhavehadmostoftheirvisiblematterstrippedawaybylargerneighbours

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Asteroid threat demands response, experts warn

ByIvanSemeniuk

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Now fly me to the asteroids as well

ByDavidShigaTheyarestillalongwayfromreturningtothemoon

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Magnetic 'elephant trunk' sucks up lunar soil

ByDavidShiga

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Messages from fake aliens decoded quickly in online SETI contest

RichardWilliams/GettyByTimothyRevellDoyouspeakalien?Foryearsradiotelescopeshavebeenlisteningtothecosmosinthehopeofpickingupanalienmessage.Wehavehadnoluckyet

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Iran launch: space shot or political stunt?

ConfusionreignsamongdefenceanalystsoverIran’sclaimtohavelaunchedarockettoasub-orbitalaltitude.Thecountry’sexisting2000-kilometre-rangetacticalmissilesarealreadyknowntobecapableofreachingthataltitude

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Keep Earth cool with Moon dust

DESPERATEtimescallfordesperatemeasures.Whynottackleglobalwarmingwithagiantdustcloudpositionedinspacetoblockoutthesun?Thesunshield–madefromdustminedfromthemoon–isthebrainchildofCurtisStruckatIowaSt

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Dark matter may be the death of Milky Way

ByGoodbyeMilkyWay.Everygalaxyisdestinedtoslowlydisintegrateasthedarkmatterthatbindsittogethervanishes.SopredictLawrenceKraussandGlennStarkmanatCaseWesternReserveUniversityinCleveland

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Astronauts fix stuck antenna on spacewalk

ByNewScientistSpaceandReutersAUSandaRussianastronautfixedaproblemantennaonacargovesseldockedattheInternationalSpaceStationinasix-hourspacewalkonThursday.USastronautMichaelLopez-AlegriaandRussianflight

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Satellites vs. space junk: evening the odds

ByPaulMarksTHEthreattospacecraftfromfast-movingspacejunkcouldbelessenedthankstoanewwaytomeasurehowmuchfuelsatelliteshaveleftintheirtanks.Satelliteoperatorsneedtoknowwhenacraftisrunninglowonfuelsotheyc

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Is the universe a fractal?

ByAmandaGefterWrittenacrosstheskyisasecret

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At last, virtual stars go kaboom on cue

ByHazelMuirThedramaticdeathofawhitedwarfstarinaviolentexplosionhasbeensimulatedoncomputersforthefirsttime.Becausedistantexplodingstarsareusedtotracktheexpansionrateofthecosmos

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India to track potentially dangerous space debris

ByNewScientistSpaceandAFPIndiawillsetupanaerospacedefencecommandtoshielditselfagainstpossibleattacksfromspace

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Cannibal star: first sighting of a celestial glutton

ByStuartClark(Image:NASA

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Did a comet wipe out prehistoric Americans?

ByHeatherPringleTheClovispeopleofNorthAmerica

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Could lasers zap away dangerous asteroids?

ByKellyYoungSpacelasersthatzapawayrogueasteroidssoundlikethepremisefora1980svideogame.Butresearcherssaythetechniquecouldonedaybeusedtodetect–anddeflect–asteroidsfoundtobebarrellingtowardsEarth.Previou

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