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What 'Proxima b' planetary discovery means
What 'Proxima b' planetary discovery means

Scientists are excited about the possibility a new planet orbiting around our sun's closest neighbour may have an atmosphere…

New 'Earth-like' planet discovered

Scientists have discovered what they believe to be a new planet, the closest one ever detected outside our solar system.

Astronauts' tricky installation

Astronauts installed a new front door at the International Space Station this morning - the crucial first step in welcoming…

Want to be a space tour guide? Apply here

Welcome to the era of the space tour guide.

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Kiwi who could become Nasa astronaut
Kiwi who could become Nasa astronaut

A Kiwi scientist is just one small step away from becoming a Nasa astronaut after being invited for an interview.

Q&A: Canterbury researcher's Nasa dream
Q&A: Canterbury researcher's Nasa dream

Canterbury University's Dr Sarah Kessans, who has made it to the final round of interviews for Nasa's astronaut programme…

Earth-like planet 'in our lifetime'?
Earth-like planet 'in our lifetime'?

Using a reflecting telescope at the European Southern Observatory (ESO), astronomers have recently discovered exoplanet…

Mystery object in orbit near Neptune
Mystery object in orbit near Neptune

Astronomers are confused by the recent discovery of a mystery object orbiting around the sun backwards.

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Rocket Lab mission gets okay from US Govt
Rocket Lab mission gets okay from US Govt

Rocket Lab's mission to send a rocket to the moon is a step closer to reality.

Virgin Galactic one step closer to space travel

Richard Branson is one step closer to lift-off after Virgin Galactic secured its space travel license.

The asteroid that could hit Earth

An asteroid set to narrowly miss Earth could cause 'immense suffering and death' years later if its orbit is changed when…

Study shows health hazards of deep space

Nasa's Apollo astronauts die disproportionately of heart and blood vessel diseases, researchers said yesterday, blaming…

Man behind Juno spacecraft and its 'suicidal dive-bomb mentality'
Man behind Juno spacecraft and its 'suicidal dive-bomb mentality'

The US space physicist behind the Juno spacecraft's historic entry into Jupiter's orbit this month admits…

The end is nigh, say Doomsday believers

This might just be one of the last things you ever read if you believe the doomsayers who believe the end of the world is…

Jupiter's atmosphere hotter than it should be

Jupiter's Great Red Spot might be making the planet red hot.

Planet mysteriously erases craters

Dwarf planet Ceres should be riddled with craters, but Nasa's scientists were surprised to find it was relatively smooth…

Will we find alien life this century?

A scientist shares five reasons we might find alien life this century - and five we reasons we might not.

Astronauts deep diving to prepare for life in space
Astronauts deep diving to prepare for life in space

The NEEMO explorers say it's going swimmingly.

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