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Scientists in bind over lost probe
Scientists in bind over lost probe

Europe's lost comet probe, Philae, is posing major problems for space engineers who are striving to pinpoint the little…

Five new Earth-sized planets found

Hopes of finding water-based life in our galaxy took a leap forward after five Earth-sized planets were found around a distant…

Nasa's commercial space flight plans

Boeing will be the first commercial company to carry a Nasa astronaut to space in July 2017 followed by its competitor SpaceX…

Nasa's spacecraft nears Pluto

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has travelled 5 billion kilometres and is nearing the end of its nine-year journey to Pluto…

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The Warriors have been dumped out of the Auckland…

NRL Nines: Big win for the Warriors video NRL Nines: Big win for the Warriors

The Warriors have all but sealed safe passage to the…

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Our galaxy's space shortcut
Our galaxy's space shortcut

A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.

Springs could solve Mars mystery
Springs could solve Mars mystery

Dramatic geothermal landscape of Waimangu volcanic rift valley a miniature Mars for space buggy inspired by next robotic…

Musk eyes speedy space internet
Musk eyes speedy space internet

Elon Musk, the billionaire technology entrepreneur, has announced plans for a space internet project that would provide…

Got right stuff? Rocket Lab wants you
Got right stuff? Rocket Lab wants you

It IS rocket science - and Auckland-based Rocket Lab has about 35 jobs to fill as it shoots for it s first flight at the…

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Pair get ready for year in space
Pair get ready for year in space

Two men are about to spend a year on the orbiting International Space Station in an experiment that…

Toxic leak scare on space station

Astronauts fled part of the International Space Station after a false alarm indicated a possible toxic ammonia leak.

This year's first big solar storm

Only two weeks into the new year, the sun has sent out some crazy streams of radiation.

Life span written in our solar star

Could the Sun be your lucky - or unlucky - star?

New Zealand stars in world's clearest skies list
New Zealand stars in world's clearest skies list

New Zealand's Lake Tekapo has been ranked one of the best spots in the world for stargazing.

Two Earth-like planets found

Eight new planets have been discovered orbiting at a distance where oceans and life could exist - and two are the most similar…

Rocket launch called off at last minute

SpaceX called off a supply flight to the International Space Station because of rocket trouble, another delay in the delivery…

Spacecraft nears Pluto

A lonely spacecraft is nearing Pluto after a 4.8 billion-kilometer journey lasting almost nine years.

Comet blasts into our skies

Holidaying star-gazers this week have the chance to observe a huge chunk of ice and gas hurtling through the night sky faster…

Roar of the crowd heard in science
Roar of the crowd heard in science

You can take a role in testing the effect of warming skin on memory. Or you can involve yourself in…

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