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30 years later, Voyager 2's flyby of Neptune still thrills

30 years later, Voyager 2's flyby of Neptune still thrills

20 hours ago   |   Astronomy Now

Thirty years ago, on 25 August 1989, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew past Neptune, beaming back the first, and so far only, close-up pictures of the giant planet, its tenuous...
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Second giant planet found orbiting Beta Pictoris

Second giant planet found orbiting Beta Pictoris

1 day ago   |   Astronomy Now

The Beta Pictoris system is now known to feature at least two gas giant worlds, along with a vast disc of gas and dust. Image: P. Rubini/A.M. Lagrange Analysing 10 years of...
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Life on Mars: Martian salt deposits ‘hold clue' to ancient water source

Life on Mars: Martian salt deposits ‘hold clue' to ancient water source

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

HUGE salt deposits on Mars could explain one of the Red Planet's greatest mysteries - whether Earth's nearest neighbour was once home to ancient oceans capable of sustaining...
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MPs say we all have to ditch cars to meet climate change target

MPs say we all have to ditch cars to meet climate change target

1 day ago   |   Metro

The Tamar Bridge, Devon/Cornwall UK If you use a car, want to buy a car or just like motoring in general then you're not going to be too happy with the latest advice from...
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Asteroid fears: 'Risky plan' to land drones on Earth-bound rock 'to save planet' revealed

Asteroid fears: 'Risky plan' to land drones on Earth-bound rock 'to save planet' revealed

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

THE ESA has a “risky plan” to save Earth from an asteroid that currently poses a threat, and it involves landing drones on the space rock.
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Life on Mars SHOCK: Alien creatures can explain the mystery of Martian methane

Life on Mars SHOCK: Alien creatures can explain the mystery of Martian methane

2 days ago   |   Daily Express

ALIEN microbes thriving just below the surface of Mars could explain the irregular appearance of methane gas in the Red Planet's atmosphere, scientists have shockingly claimed.
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Global catastrophe warning: Planet could be ‘plunged into darkness' - shock US alert

Global catastrophe warning: Planet could be ‘plunged into darkness' - shock US alert

2 days ago   |   Daily Express

A NUCLEAR war between the US and Russia would have devastating consequences for everyone across the globe, inducing a major climate shift and plunging the planet into darkness...
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NASA news: Space agency reveals data ‘important for life on Mars search'

NASA news: Space agency reveals data ‘important for life on Mars search'

2 days ago   |   Daily Express

NASA has revealed ancient Mars experienced periods dominated by rainstorms and flowing water, making it far more likely alien life developed independently on the Red Planet.
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God of Chaos: Elon Musk tweets shock asteroid warning - 'it's coming we have NO defence'

God of Chaos: Elon Musk tweets shock asteroid warning - 'it's coming we have NO defence'

4 days ago   |   Daily Express

ELON MUSK has admitted that a devastating asteroid is coming to the planet and the Earth currently has no defence in a bone-chilling tweet.
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Asteroid fears: Why ‘trillion tonne rock hurtling towards Earth' became ‘bad news' to life

Asteroid fears: Why ‘trillion tonne rock hurtling towards Earth' became ‘bad news' to life

4 days ago   |   Daily Express

A TRILLION tonne asteroid hurtling towards Earth became the “last bad news” for life on our planet, scientists detailed during a documentary.
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NASA InSight: Space agency names Mars rock after Rolling Stones

NASA InSight: Space agency names Mars rock after Rolling Stones

NASA has honoured The Rolling Stones by naming a rock on Mars after the veteran rockers, the US space agency has announced. Read more ...

Dog ownership is linked to better heart health, says science

Dog ownership is linked to better heart health, says science

Want to live longer and be healthier? Get a dog Dogs have a habit of winning hearts, but scientists say they can also help keep them healthy. New research suggests that owning... Read more ...

Five more Delta 4-Heavy flights in ULA backlog after final “single stick” launch

Five more Delta 4-Heavy flights in ULA backlog after final “single stick” launch

A Delta 4 rocket took off from Cape Canaveral at 9:06 a.m. EDT Thursday with a GPS navigation satellite. Credit: United Launch Alliance The last Delta 4 launcher to fly in a... Read more ...

Earthquake warning: Fracking suspended in Lancashire after biggest...

Earthquake warning: Fracking suspended in Lancashire after biggest earthquake yet

FRACKING has been halted at the UK's only shale gas exploration site after the Cuadrilla operation reportedly triggered the largest earthquake caused by the practice to date. Read more ...

Technology committee wants new petrol and diesel car banned by 2035

Technology committee wants new petrol and diesel car banned by 2035

The Science and Technology Committee said personal vehicle ownership was 'not compatible' with meeting clean-air targets and the government should aim to reduce vehicle use. Read more ...

Science breakthrough after researchers major discovery could lead to...

Science breakthrough after researchers major discovery could lead to unhackable internet

AN UNHACKABLE internet could be on the horizon after scientists managed to transfer complex information through complicated quantum systems. Read more ...

NASA news: Hubble telescope snaps dying star in a ‘gloomy scene' that...

NASA news: Hubble telescope snaps dying star in a ‘gloomy scene' that confused astronomers

NASA'S Hubble Space Telescope snapped this incredible picture of a dying star that confused astronomers who first encountered it. Read more ...

Solar eclipse: Another 'Great American Eclipse' is coming - Get ready for...

Solar eclipse: Another 'Great American Eclipse' is coming - Get ready for solar spectacle

A TOTAL eclipse of the Sun dubbed the “Great American Eclipse” will grace the skies over America once again in April 2024, astronomers have predicted. Read more ...

Life on the Moon: Ancient lava tunnels hold key to colonising the Moon, ESA...

Life on the Moon: Ancient lava tunnels hold key to colonising the Moon, ESA claims

MOON colonists of the future could find shelter from the dangers of space in a network of lava tunnels running under the Moon's surface, the European Space Agency has claimed. Read more ...

Amazon rainforest fires: Latest NASA satellite images show scale of raging...

Amazon rainforest fires: Latest NASA satellite images show scale of raging Amazon fires

WILDFIRES and smoke from the Amazon rainforest are seen from space in these dire satellite images taken by US space agency NASA. Read more ...