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'Ninth planet' may exist in solar system: US scientists A previously unknown giant planet may have been discovered lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system, US scientists announced.
21 января 2016
Liquid water found on Mars: NASA Liquid water has been observed on the planet Mars which makes it far more likely that life could be found there, the US space agency NASA said.
29 сентября 2015
Soyuz rocket with three astronauts launches towards ISS A Soyuz spacecraft with three astronauts successfully launched towards the International Space Station, marking the 500th manned launch in space travel history.
02 сентября 2015
Magical views from top of the world for solar eclipse All eyes will be on the skies for a total solar eclipse expected to offer spectacular views, if only in the far northern Svalbard archipelago and Faroe Islands.
20 марта 2015
Photo © RIA Novosti Northern parts of Kazakhstan to witness solar eclipse on March 20 The first complete solar eclipse of the year is going to take place on March 20, 15 hours prior to the astronomical spring in the Northern hemisphere - equinox.
15 марта 2015
©REUTERS Kazakhstan needs asteroid observation stations: astrophysicist Many space objects remain undiscovered and some of them pose a threat to the Earth. Astrophysicist Victor Teifel says it is time to build a special station for detection of asteroids in Kazakhstan.
15 декабря 2014
Savvy media use turned comet mission into tale of space heroics Rosetta mission had become a tale of heroics in deep space, with the secrets of the Solar System at stake.
18 ноября 2014
Comet probe uploads last-minute data from 'alien world' Robot probe Philae uploaded a slew of data to Earth from a deep-space comet that it drilled into long after its onboard battery was feared to have died.
15 ноября 2014
Despite landing fumble, comet probe working well Europe's comet probe Philae was "working well" despite a rough-and-tumble touchdown that left it partly shadowed from battery-boosting sunlight.
14 ноября 2014
©REUTERS Meteor shower to be witnessed in Kazakhstan 2014 Perseid meteor shower will be visible in Kazakhstan at night today, August 13.
12 августа 2014
Radio telescope of the Institute of Ionosphere. ©tengrinews.kz Kazakhstan steps up space research The Tian Shan Astronomical Observatory in the mountains near Almaty, Kazakhstan has completed modernising its two telescopes.
24 июля 2014
Chile hilltop razed for world's largest telescope Construction on the world's largest optical telescope began with a bang, as workers demolished a hilltop in Chile's Atacama desert.
20 июня 2014
'Godzilla' of Earths circles distant star Astronomers have spotted the "Godzilla" of all Earths, a huge rocky planet orbiting a star 560 light years away that is changing scientists' understanding of the origins of the universe.
03 июня 2014
©Reuters/Stringer Major meteor shower could delight N. America May 23-24 Skywatchers in the United States and Canada could see a one-of-a-kind meteor shower late Friday night and early Saturday, astronomers say.
21 мая 2014
Americas to get glimpse of total lunar eclipse A total lunar eclipse, the first since December 2011, will take place Tuesday with the Americas best placed to get a glimpse.
15 апреля 2014
The 10-meter South Pole Telescope and the BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) Telescope. ©Reuters/Keith Vanderlinde Major discovery bolsters Big Bang theory of universe Waves of gravity that rippled through space right after the Big Bang have been detected for the first time, in a landmark discovery that adds to our understanding of how the universe was born.
18 марта 2014
Astronomers reveal 'largest yellow star ever' Astronomers have spotted the largest yellow star ever observed in our galaxy and 1,300 times larger than the sun.
13 марта 2014
©Reuters/Ali Jarekji 'Oldest star' found from iron fingerprint: astronomers Australian astronomers on Sunday said they had found a star 13.6 billion years old, making it the most ancient star ever seen.
10 февраля 2014
©Reuters/Cheryl Ravelo Chile observatory finds the coldest spot in space The coldest place in the universe -- just one degree above absolute zero, the temperatures at which all atoms freeze -- is the Boomerang Nebula.
01 ноября 2013
©Reuters/Scott Audette Chinese no longer banned from NASA astronomy meet Six Chinese scientists who were banned from a NASA astronomy conference are now welcome to register, resolving an international row over academic discrimination.
22 октября 2013

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