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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.

Major discovery bolsters Big Bang theory of universe
Astronomers reveal 'largest yellow star ever'
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.

Astronomers reveal 'largest yellow star ever'
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NASA offers KazCosmos to participate in research projects

KazCosmos, the national space agency of Kazakhstan - will have joint projects with NASA.

NASA offers KazCosmos to participate in research projects
Former ISS commander Oleg Kotov (C) and flight engineers Sergei Ryazansky (L) and Michael Hopkins from NASA sit in chairs outside the Soyuz TMA-10M capsule. ©Reuters/Bill Ingalls
American, two Russians back on Earth after half-year in space

Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut on Tuesday landed back on Earth in Kazakhstan after a stay of more than half a year aboard the International Space Station.

American, two Russians back on Earth after half-year in space
Japanese astronaut becomes ISS commander
Japanese astronaut becomes ISS commander

Astronaut Koichi Wakata has become the first Japanese commander of the International Space Station, according to the country's space agency.

Japanese astronaut becomes ISS commander
Assembly and testing block at Baikonour.
New Baikonur Head appointed

Evgeniy Anissimov, the ex Head of Baikonur cosmodrome, resigned mid-February “for personal reasons”.

New Baikonur Head appointed
Photo courtesy of Roskosmos
We have no plans to abandon Baikonur: First Vice Director General of Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

He emphasized that following the launch of Vostochny Russia “will enjoy certain freedom of maneuvers”.

We have no plans to abandon Baikonur: First Vice Director General of Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
Jade Rabbit lunar rover. Photo courtesy of io9.com
China's Jade Rabbit rover comes 'back to life': officials

China's troubled Jade Rabbit lunar rover has survived a bitterly cold 14-day lunar night, officials said Thursday, prompting hopes it can be repaired after suffering a malfunction last month.

China's Jade Rabbit rover comes 'back to life': officials
Mars 'jelly doughnut' rock intrigues scientists
Mars 'jelly doughnut' rock intrigues scientists

A strange rock that looks like a jelly doughnut has appeared on Mars, and scientists are closer to figuring out how it got there.

Mars 'jelly doughnut' rock intrigues scientists
Photo © Baurbek Konyrov
Russia defines rights of Roskosmos representative operating in Kazakhstan as part of Russia’s Embassy

Among other things, he will be vested with rights to study Kazakhstan’s programs of space cooperation with other nations.

Russia defines rights of Roskosmos representative operating in Kazakhstan as part of Russia’s Embassy
Rocket-carrier Zenit at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. ©RIA Novosti
Baiterek space project requires Kazakhstan to enter MTCR

Implementation of Baiterek project that involves launches of Russian-Ukrainian carrier rocket Zenit from Baikonur Cosmodrome might start in several years.

Baiterek space project requires Kazakhstan to enter MTCR
Earthly politicians seek roadmap for space exploration
Earthly politicians seek roadmap for space exploration

Seeking to boldly go where few politicians have gone before, more than 30 space-faring nations gathered Thursday to map out ways to pool mankind's efforts to explore the stars.

Earthly politicians seek roadmap for space exploration
Space Harbor project. Photo courtesy of diamond-technology.kz
Kazakhstan developing space tourism

Kazakhstan-based Diamond Trans has invested about $1 million to start the Space Harbor project that will feature trade and entertainment zones, hotels and office space.

Kazakhstan developing space tourism
Astronauts poised for second spacewalk to repair station
Astronauts poised for second spacewalk to repair station

Two American astronauts prepared to step out Tuesday on a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk to wrap up repairs to the cooling system at the International Space Station, NASA said.

Astronauts poised for second spacewalk to repair station
Shoukhrat Mitalipov
Kazakhstan-born Mitalipov among Nature's Top 10 scientists of 2013

Kazakhstan-born Shoukhrat Mitalipov is among the Top 10 scientists, who have made the most significant breakthroughs this year.

Kazakhstan-born Mitalipov among Nature's Top 10 scientists of 2013
Members of a local militia collect what it is believed to be a component of the Long March 4B rocket, which was loaded with a CBERS-3 satellite. ©Reuters/Stringer
Brazil, China to make new satellite launch in 2014

Brazil and China will launch a new joint environmental monitoring satellite next year to replace one which failed to enter orbit earlier this month, Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo said Tuesday.

Brazil, China to make new satellite launch in 2014
China's Jade Rabbit rover sends first moon photos
China's Jade Rabbit rover sends first moon photos

China's Jade Rabbit rover sent back its first pictures from the moon, as officials on Monday lauded the first lunar soft landing in nearly four decades as a step forward for "mankind as a whole".

China's Jade Rabbit rover sends first moon photos
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NASA mulls spacewalks to fix space station

A series of spacewalks might be necessary to fix a breakdown in the equipment cooling system aboard the International Space Station, NASA said Friday.

NASA mulls spacewalks to fix space station
China's first lunar rover to land on moon Saturday
China's first lunar rover to land on moon Saturday

A space module carrying China's first lunar rover is scheduled to land on the moon Saturday evening, state media said, in a huge step for the Asian superpower's ambitious space programme.

China's first lunar rover to land on moon Saturday
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Russia and Kazakhstan agree to resume Proton-M launches from Baikonur

Russia has agreed with Kazakhstan to resume Proton-M rocket launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Russia and Kazakhstan agree to resume Proton-M launches from Baikonur