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Wreck near Baikonur may be Dnepr rocket

The fragments that resemble a wreck of a spacecraft discovered near Baikonur in Kazakhstan might be pieces of Dnepr rocket.

Wreck near Baikonur may be Dnepr rocket
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Spacecraft wreck found near Baikonur

Wrecks of an unidentified spacecraft have been discovered not far from Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.

Spacecraft wreck found near Baikonur
Russia to take Olympic torch into space
Russia to take Olympic torch into space

Three new crew members blast off Thursday for the International Space Station (ISS) on a Russian rocket, taking with them the precious cargo of an Olympic torch for the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Russia to take Olympic torch into space
China shows off moon rover model before space launch
China shows off moon rover model before space launch

China offered a rare glimpse into its secretive space programme on Tuesday, displaying a model of a lunar rover that will explore the moon's surface in an upcoming mission.

China shows off moon rover model before space launch
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Kazakhstan offeres Kyrgyzstan jointly use KazSat

Kazakhstan has offered Kyrgyzstan to use its KazSat communication satellites together.

Kazakhstan offeres Kyrgyzstan jointly use KazSat
Countdown to Mars: Indian mission prepares for blastoff
Countdown to Mars: Indian mission prepares for blastoff

India's launches its first mission to Mars on Tuesday, aiming to become the only Asian nation to reach the Red Planet with a programme designed to showcase its low-cost space technology.

Countdown to Mars: Indian mission prepares for blastoff
From North Pole to the stars: Russia's thrill-seeking tycoon
From North Pole to the stars: Russia's thrill-seeking tycoon

Other tycoons may plough their millions into yachts or private jets, but Vasily Klyukin prefers a good "adventure". On his diary for next year? A space trip with Leonardo DiCaprio.

From North Pole to the stars: Russia's thrill-seeking tycoon
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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.

Chile observatory finds the coldest spot in space
Talgat Mussabayev. Marat Abilov ©
Space chief says Kazakhstan Bolashak graduates study English in bars

According to him, the level of language competency and expertise of Bolashak bursary holders leaves much to be desired.

Space chief says Kazakhstan Bolashak graduates study English in bars
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NASA to probe why Mars lost its atmosphere

NASA said Monday it is on track to launch its Maven probe to Mars next month to find out why the Red Planet lost much of its atmosphere.

NASA to probe why Mars lost its atmosphere
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Is the 'Christmas Comet' cracking up?

An incoming comet that skygazers had hoped would provide one of the greatest celestial shows of the century, could be a fizzle.

Is the 'Christmas Comet' cracking up?
Space 'graveyard' reveals bits of an Earth-like planet
Space 'graveyard' reveals bits of an Earth-like planet

Astronomers have autopsied a distant, broken apart planet and revealed signs of water and a rocky surface together for the first time, delighting scientists on the hunt for alien life.

Space 'graveyard' reveals bits of an Earth-like planet
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. ©Reuters/Robert Galbraith
NASA vows to review ban on Chinese astronomers

The US space agency Thursday vowed to reconsider the applications of Chinese scientists who were denied access to a NASA conference on security grounds.

NASA vows to review ban on Chinese astronomers
Planet found floating without star in space
Planet found floating without star in space

Astronomers said Wednesday they have found a lonely planet outside the solar system floating alone in space and not orbiting a star.

Planet found floating without star in space
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Kazakhstan astronomers to help build unique telescope

Kazakhstan astronomers will take part in the Ultraviolet international project of the World Space Observatory.

Kazakhstan astronomers to help build unique telescope
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First Proton launched from Baikonur after crash

Theу First Proton-M carrier rocket after the July crash has been launched from Baikonur cosmodrome.

First Proton launched from Baikonur after crash
American, two Russians take shortcut to space
American, two Russians take shortcut to space

An American and two Russians blasted off Thursday for the International Space Station atop a Soyuz rocket that will slash more than a day off the usual travel time.

American, two Russians take shortcut to space
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Russia to launch Proton without Kazakhstan's consent

Russia will launch a Proton carrier rocket from Baikonur cosmodrome without Kazakhstan’s consent.

Russia to launch Proton without Kazakhstan's consent
NASA's Mars Curiosity. ©Reuters/NASA/Handout
Life on Mars hopes fade after rover findings: study

Hopes of finding life on Mars suffered a setback after new findings from NASA's Curiosity rover detected only trace amounts of methane gas in the Red Planet's atmosphere.

Life on Mars hopes fade after rover findings: study
Japan's new rocket blasts off in laptop-controlled launch
Japan's new rocket blasts off in laptop-controlled launch

Japan's new solid-fuel rocket blasted off Saturday carrying a telescope for remote observation of planets in a launch coordinated from a laptop computer-based command centre.

Japan's new rocket blasts off in laptop-controlled launch