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The galaxy running out of star fuel
The galaxy running out of star fuel

A galaxy more than 12 billion light years from Earth is heading for a "red and dead" future because it is running out of…

Where did 80 per cent of the universe's light go?

Astrophysicists are mystified after concluding that 80 per cent of the light in the universe appears to be missing.

Pair of Earth-like planets don't exist

US scientists have said two distant Earth-like planets, which some believed might be able to harbour life, do not actually…

Kiwis help discover Earth-like planet

Kiwi astronomers have played a role in the discovery of an Earth-like planet whose peculiar orbit stands to expand our knowledge…

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New South Wales Waratahs beat inter-state rivals the…

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The Crusaders beat the Highlanders 34-8 to win the…

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India: Cheap voyages to final frontier
India: Cheap voyages to final frontier

India has declared itself the world's leader in cheap space exploration after its prime minister claimed that its Mars mission…

Earth-like world a 'stone's throw' away
Earth-like world a 'stone's throw' away

Astronomers have discovered an alien planet that could offer some of the most Earth-like conditions seen to date in the…

Cosmic caffeine: Astronauts getting espresso maker
Cosmic caffeine: Astronauts getting espresso maker

Talk about a cosmic caffeine jolt. The International Space Station is getting a real Italian espresso machine.

NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss
NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss

Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching…

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China sets sights on Mars after successful Moon mission
China sets sights on Mars after successful Moon mission

Sovereignty in outer space is always a tricky subject, but out of all the lifeless rocks in the Solar…

Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test

A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle launched by balloon high into Earth's atmosphere splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday…

Space-tourism balloon passes tests

A US company has successfully completed the first small-scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon to let tourists float…

Plan to catch asteroid, haul it to moon

NASA is zeroing in on the asteroids it wants to capture, haul near the moon and have astronauts visit.

United Launch Alliance hits back at SpaceX
United Launch Alliance hits back at SpaceX

After weeks of taunts by Elon Musk's spunky space start-up, Amercia's most established rocket-launch…

Going Galactic: Google in space deal talks

Google could soon be going Galactic if it joins forces with Sir Richard Branson's space division.

High hopes for 'flying saucer'

NASA hopes to try again to launch a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test Mars mission technology after losing…

Lockheed Martin wins 'space fence' contract

Lockheed Martin has won a highly anticipated contract to build a "space fence" for the Pentagon that can track pieces of…

8 space discoveries to blow your mind

Space discoveries are happening at a rapid pace and the past year has been filled with fascinating discoveries including…

Trip to Mars via Big Brother
Trip to Mars via Big Brother

The creator of 'Big Brother' is to turn the "world's toughest job interview" - for a one-way ticket…

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