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NASA's Voyager first spacecraft to exit solar system

Never before has a human-built spacecraft traveled so far. NASA's Voyager 1 probe has left the solar system and is wandering the galaxy.

NASA's Voyager first spacecraft to exit solar system
Three astronauts back on Earth from ISS: mission control

Three astronauts returned to Earth Wednesday on board a Russian Soyuz capsule after a half-year mission on the International Space Station (ISS), landing in Kazakhstan.

Three astronauts back on Earth from ISS: mission control
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Space Cadets line up for one-way Mars trip

More than 200,000 people from 140 countries have applied to go to Mars and never return.

Space Cadets line up for one-way Mars trip
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NASA launches spacecraft to study Moon atmosphere

NASA launched an unmanned spacecraft Friday that aims to study the Moon's atmosphere, the US space agency's third lunar probe in five years.

NASA launches spacecraft to study Moon atmosphere
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Meteor that hit Russia may have had close shave with Sun

The meteor that injured over 1,500 people when it exploded and showered debris over Russia in February may have had a close shave with the Sun earlier.

Meteor that hit Russia may have had close shave with Sun
Perseid meteoroids to produce great balls of fire

Stargazers will be treated to a spectacular fireball show early next week when Earth hits a belt of comet debris known as the Perseids.

Perseid meteoroids to produce great balls of fire
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover. ©REUTERS/NASA
Mars rover hoping to yield more secrets, one year on

The dazzling success of NASA's rover Curiosity has paved the way for a human conquest of Mars, scientists say, almost one year after the groundbreaking probe first touched down on the Red Planet.

Mars rover hoping to yield more secrets, one year on
Zenit rocket. ©RIA Novosti
Russia to give up renting Zenit launch pad at Baikonur: media

Russia will start transferring rented property at Baikonur cosmodrome to Kazakhstan with International Space Services company.

Russia to give up renting Zenit launch pad at Baikonur: media
NASA finds new moon on Neptune

A tiny new moon has been spotted circling Neptune -- the 14th known to be orbiting the faraway planet.

NASA finds new moon on Neptune
NASA's next Mars rover will advance hunt for past life

The next robotic rover to explore Mars in 2020 should scour the surface of the red planet more closely than ever for signs of past life.

NASA's next Mars rover will advance hunt for past life
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Australia switches on telescope to explore universe origins

Australia took a major step towards the ambitious Square Kilometre Array (SKA) astronomy project with the switching on Tuesday of a test telescope to explore the origins of the universe.

Australia switches on telescope to explore universe origins
New technique finetunes quest for life on other worlds

European astronomers said on Friday they had devised a technique to detect water in the atmosphere of planets orbiting other stars.

New technique finetunes quest for life on other worlds
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Russian rocket releases toxic fuel after blast in Kazakhstan

An unmanned Russian carrier rocket exploded on takeoff at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, releasing tonnes of highly toxic fuel into the air in the space programme's latest disaster caught on live television.

Russian rocket releases toxic fuel after blast in Kazakhstan
India launches satellite for new navigation system

India launched the first of seven satellites for its domestic satellite navigation network Tuesday, its space centre said, in the first step to creating a scaled down version of the US Global Positioning System.

India launches satellite for new navigation system
NASA tests Mars rover prototype in Chile

NASA scientists said Friday they were testing a prototype of a robot the US space agency hopes to send to Mars in 2020 in Chile's Atacama desert.

NASA tests Mars rover prototype in Chile
'Fast, cheap' Internet satellites launched

The first four of 12 satellites in a new constellation to provide affordable, high-speed Internet to people in nearly 180 "under-connected" countries were blasted into Space.

'Fast, cheap' Internet satellites launched
China's Shenzhou-10 spacecraft returns to Earth

China completed its longest manned space mission Wednesday as its Shenzhou-10 spacecraft and three crew members safely returned to Earth.

China's Shenzhou-10 spacecraft returns to Earth
China to launch longest-ever manned space mission

China was to launch its longest-ever manned space mission Tuesday, with its second woman astronaut among the crew, as it steps up its ambitious space programme, a symbol of the country's growing power.

China to launch longest-ever manned space mission
Chile observatory discovers 'comet factory'

A "dust trap" surrounding a young star could help explain how planets are formed.

Chile observatory discovers 'comet factory'
Peanut butter, pyjamas, parmesan launched into space

A special delivery of peanut butter, pyjamas and parmesan cheese was blasted into the cosmos on Wednesday to bring some Earthly indulgences to the astronauts on board the ISS.

Peanut butter, pyjamas, parmesan launched into space