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    1. July 24, 2015

      Pluto reveals more ‘thrilling’ secrets

      Ice flows on the surface and a haze extending 130km up into a thin atmosphere are the latest wonders of Pluto revealed...

    2. July 23, 2015

      Earth’s ‘big brother’ 1,400 light years away

      The US Kepler satellite has found the most Earthlike planet detected so far in the “habitable zone” around a Sun-like...

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    1. July 20, 2015

      Musk says SpaceX became ‘complacent’ before crash

      SpaceX, the company competing for some of the US’s most sensitive space launches, may have become “a little bit...

    2. July 17, 2015

      Space probe reveals more of Pluto’s secrets

      The highlight of the second set of images and data released from the New Horizons spacecraft’s fly-by of Pluto is a...

    3. July 17, 2015

      Discoveries show Pluto deserves planethood

      Pluto, the celestial body 5bn km from Earth, has caught the popular imagination on three occasions. The first was its...

    4. July 16, 2015

      Alleged British hacker faces extradition to US

      Lauri Love, a British citizen accused of hacking into the networks of several US government agencies, was arrested on...

    5. July 15, 2015

      Nasa releases first detailed images of Pluto and Charon

      The first detailed images of Pluto and its moon Charon, taken by the US New Horizons spacecraft, show many features...

    6. July 15, 2015

      Tech group behind Pluto images set on mission for growth

      e2V technologies, which provided the technology to capture the spectacular images of Pluto this week, is looking to...

    7. July 15, 2015

      Space probe phones home after Pluto encounter

      The US New Horizons spacecraft has “phoned home” to confirm that it survived Tuesday’s historic first encounter with...

    8. July 14, 2015

      IT budgets cut even as cyber threat grows

      IT spending at many of the US government agencies hit by devastating cyber attacks is being cut, even as the threat to...

    9. July 14, 2015

      The Grand Tour is over but solar system’s secrets remain

      It is enormously satisfying to tick things off from one’s to-do list before lunch. The New Horizons spacecraft, which...

    10. July 13, 2015

      US New Horizons spacecraft reaches Pluto after 9-year voyage

      New Horizons’ 9-year voyage to Pluto The US New Horizons spacecraft is set to transmit the first ever detailed images...

    11. July 1, 2015

      SpaceX: ground control

      Most businesses are more straightforward than rocket science. Resupplying the International Space Station is not one of...

    12. June 29, 2015

      US space assumptions explode along with cargo

      It was a puff of smoke 139 seconds into the Falcon 9 rocket’s voyage towards the International Space Station that...

    13. June 18, 2015

      Keeping up with the Martians

      Thomas Mann believed in the powers of perambulation: “Thoughts come clearly while one walks.” Not for three men and...

    14. June 16, 2015

      Global water supplies are ‘in distress’, scientists warn

      More than a third of the world’s biggest aquifers, a vital source of fresh water for millions, are “in distress”...

    15. June 12, 2015

      California farmers squeezed by water curbs

      California is restricting access to water for many farmers whose rights date back over a century, as it struggles to...

    16. May 28, 2015

      Branding offers staff a higher purpose

      As they cruise the travelators and walk the terminals, passengers at London’s Heathrow airport will notice that, along...

    17. May 26, 2015

      SpaceX cleared for spy satellite lift-off

      SpaceX, the space launch provider controlled by Elon Musk, on Tuesday won a critical battle in its campaign to win...

    18. May 22, 2015

      California farmers vow to cut water use

      Thousands of Californian farmers have pledged to cut their water use by a quarter during this growing season, to help...

    19. May 22, 2015

      Blast from the past

      If you are a fiftysomething man, the rescue of Apollo 13, the first and only lunar mission to fail to achieve its...

    20. April 29, 2015

      Russian spacecraft spinning out of control in orbit

      Space administrators were forced for the second time in six months to abandon an attempt to resupply the International...

    21. April 14, 2015

      Next-generation robot chefs create a stir

      They can already vacuum our floors, wash our windows, scrub our gutters and mow our lawns. But now, household robots...

    22. March 20, 2015

      Planetary science: is there life in Jupiter and Saturn’s lunar oceans?

      Three separate discoveries have encouraged extraterrestrial life enthusiasts who believe that the moons of the giant...

    23. March 6, 2015

      First Person: ‘I discovered fish living under a glacier’

      It was January of this year and I was heading a team of scientists working in the Antarctic wilderness. We were 630km...

    24. February 27, 2015

      US group criticises race to built new rocket engine

      The head of the company that handles the US’s most sensitive satellite launches has warned of the risks surrounding...

    25. February 15, 2015

      UK company plans to boldly go and make machines in space

      British companies are attempting to boldly go where no manufacturer has gone before by enabling huge pieces of hardware...

    26. January 17, 2015

      World just had hottest year on record

      Last year was the hottest on record, two US government agencies confirmed on Friday, in what scientists said was yet...

    27. January 11, 2015

      SpaceX rocket nails launch but narrowly misses landing test

      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Jan 10 - An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off on Saturday to deliver a cargo capsule to the...

    28. January 10, 2015

      Novel SpaceX Falcon mission blasts off from Florida

      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Jan 10 - An unmanned Space Exploration Technologies Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on...

    29. January 6, 2015

      SpaceX sets new date for ‘reusable’ rocket launch

      SpaceX was forced to abort a resupply flight to the International Space Station that was due to double up as the first...

    30. December 23, 2014

      Ding dong merrily in high orbit

      Hundreds of Facebook posts are urging parents around the world to take their children outside on Christmas Eve to scan...

    31. December 23, 2014

      Our manifest destiny is to move beyond Earth

      The triumph and tragedy of space flight, manned and unmanned, have been on full view over the past year. The tragedy...

    32. December 5, 2014

      Orion launches Nasa’s lofty ambitions

      Orion Slideshow The spacecraft that carries many of the hopes of Nasa, the US space agency, for future human space...

    33. December 4, 2014

      Nasa’s Mars hope stays grounded for now

      The next stage in human space exploration had a disappointing start on Thursday when the US’s Nasa space agency was...

    34. December 3, 2014

      Scientists call for killer asteroid hunt

      An international group of astronauts, scientists and others have called for a rapid expansion of efforts to detect...

    35. December 3, 2014

      Nasa’s Orion carries hopes of human space flight

      If, as planned, a Delta IV rocket blasts into the Florida skies early on Thursday, it will be carrying a cargo of...

    36. November 12, 2014

      ESA is a serious player capable of taking on Nasa

      Rosetta’s achievement – the first robotic landing on a comet – bears comparison with any of the great feats of unmanned...

    37. November 10, 2014

      Google moves into Nasa’s space

      Google has taken a 60-year lease on a Nasa airfield next to its Silicon Valley headquarters as it pushes deeper into...

    38. November 2, 2014

      China hails moon orbiter success

      As US investigators sift through the wreckage of two accidents, China’s space programme has taken another small step...

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