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NASA InSight's 'mole' fails mission after two years on Mars - 'We've given it everything'

NASA InSight's 'mole' fails mission after two years on Mars - 'We've given it everything'

16 hours ago   |   Daily Express

NASA engineers have said their final goodbyes to the Mars InSight probe's "mole" instrument more than two years after the lander touched down on the Red Planet. All attempts to...
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A Perfect Planet review: Attenborough's new show is one of his best

1 day ago   |   New Scientist

David Attenborough documentary A Perfect Planet blends earth science with dazzling images of flamingos, finches and frogs to reveal how natural forces have nurtured life
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Space news: Astronomers spot 10 billion-year-old planetary system using NASA satellite

Space news: Astronomers spot 10 billion-year-old planetary system using NASA satellite

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

SPACE experts using NASA satellites have discovered a 10 billion-year-old multi-planet star system deep in the Milky Way which could be one of the oldest planetary systems in...
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Solar winds prefer to hit the North Pole, reveals new ESA study

Solar winds prefer to hit the North Pole, reveals new ESA study

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

SOLAR winds streaming from the Sun prefer to hit the north of the planet when they finally collide with Earth, a bombshell new study from the European Space Agency has revealed.
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Milky Way rattled by gamma-ray cosmic eruption as powerful flare bursts along solar system

Milky Way rattled by gamma-ray cosmic eruption as powerful flare bursts along solar system

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

MILKY WAY planets have been rocked by a powerful gamma-ray cosmic eruption from a nearby galaxy, which sent high-energy light through the Earth's solar system. Scientists have...
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An Earth-like planet might orbit our closest single sun-like star

1 day ago   |   New Scientist

Tau Ceti is a star just 12 light years away - and it could host a planet called PXP-4 that sits as close to the star as Earth does to our sun and has years about as long as ours
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End of the world: Unprecedented threats pose imminent danger to future of humanity

End of the world: Unprecedented threats pose imminent danger to future of humanity

2 days ago   |   Daily Express

THE end of the world is increasingly looking like a possibility with humanity's survival in the balance, according to an international collaboration between scientists who warn...
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NASA Curiosity Rover completes 3,000 Martian days on Mars

NASA Curiosity Rover completes 3,000 Martian days on Mars

2 days ago   |   Daily Express

NASA'S CURIOSITY Rover has now spent 3,000 Martian days on Mars, and the machine is continuing to provide the space agency with unprecedented views of the Red Planet.
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White dwarfs seen eating the remnants of destroyed planets

3 days ago   |   New Scientist

Signs of the metals that make up Earth's crust have been seen in the light coming from four dead stars known as white dwarfs, which may have consumed distant planets similar to...
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Asteroid belt 'megasatellite' could home humans around dwarf planet Ceres - study

Asteroid belt 'megasatellite' could home humans around dwarf planet Ceres - study

3 days ago   |   Daily Express

A TEAM of researchers have proposed building a "megasatellite" which will orbit the dwarf planet Ceres - located in the asteroid belt - which could home humans and lead to the...
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Archaeology breakthrough: Oldest cave painting in the world discovered in...

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Officials forecast than 50 launches from Florida's Space Coast this year

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A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Jan. 7 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station with the the Turksat 5A communications satellite, the first launch from Florida's Space Coast in... Read more ...

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Moon landing: JFK's secret Apollo 11 plan exposed in newly uncovered files...

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Solar storm releases 1.8 million km per hour particles headed straight...

Solar storm releases 1.8 million km per hour particles headed straight towards Earth

SOLAR winds travelling at more than 1.8 million kilometres an hour are making their way through the solar system and could soon hit Earth, astronomers have forecast for the... Read more ...

Archaeology news: Experts identify contents of Maya drug container

Archaeology news: Experts identify contents of Maya drug container

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have identified the contents of drug containers used by the Maya civilisation 1,000 years ago, offering a unique insight into how the ancient civilisation lived. Read more ...

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Summary List Placement Poshmark shares soared 150% in its trading debut on Thursday, opening at $97.50 per share, more than double the $42 initial price that Poshmark set... Read more ...