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NASA’s Juno probe captures stunning eclipse on Jupiter (PHOTOS)

Io, the closest of Jupiter’s four moons, casts a surprisingly sharp shadow across the surface of the gas giant in…

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Learning to live on the moon … underwater

In this image, taken September 5, 2019, in the massive pool at NASAs Neutral Buoyancy Lab at the Johnson Space…

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There’s a New Explanation For Mysterious Tabby’s Star: A Melting Ploonet

We're yet to make a conclusive detection of an exomoon. But if such moons are out there, orbiting planets outside…

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The Most Massive Neutron Star has been Found. It’s ALMOST the Most Massive Neutron Star That’s Even Possible

Neutron stars are the end-state of massive stars that have spent their fuel and exploded as supernovae. Theres an upper…

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Asteroid alert: NASA spots a 1,410ft ‘hazardous’ rock barreling towards Earth in just days

Asteroid alert: NASA spots a 1,410ft 'hazardous' rock barreling towards Earth in just days - Express.co.uk

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NASA’s Juno Mission Checks Out Eclipse on Jupiter

Don't panic, this isn't a massive hole on Jupiter. All is well on our largest neighbor; NASA's Juno spacecraft just…

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ESA images reveal how ice made from frozen carbon dioxide on Mars sublimates as temperatures rise

Stunning images of the surface of Mars reveal how the poles of the planet ice made of frozen carbon dioxide…

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First measurements of ‘interstellar comet’

Image copyrightGemini Observatory/NSF/AURAImage caption Two-colour composite image of C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) obtained using the Gemini North Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) on…

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Asteroid alert: A 853FT space rock just scraped past Earth at 33,700MPH

Asteroid alert: A 853FT space rock just scraped past Earth at 33,700MPH - Express.co.uk

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Big Bang Theory shock: Time had no beginning and eventually reverses towards Big Bounce

Big Bang Theory shock: Time had no beginning and eventually reverses towards Big Bounce - Express.co.uk

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Saturn’s icy rings look like vinyl record in insanely clear picture captured by NASA telescope

Saturn's rings look like a vinyl record in this insanely clear picture of the gas giant, captured by NASA's Hubble…

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NASA scientist reveals the eerie shadow cast on Jupiter’s swirling surface by its moon Io

An incredible image shows the eerie black shadow cast on the swirling surface of Jupiter by its moon Io as…

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Howling winds and violent gas explosions leave strange scars on surface of Mars

It might looks like a beach in Cornwall, but this captivating picture of rippling sand dunes was actually taken in…

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We Now Know What Smashed Into Jupiter Last Month

Last month, we got the exciting news of a rare flash of light on Jupiter, bright enough to be seen…

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Synthetic cells capture and reveal hidden messages of the immune system

When immune cells detect harmful pathogens or cancer, they mobilise and coordinate a competent defence response. To do this effectively…

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Astrophysicists Say One Space Elevator Concept Is Possible With Today’s Technology

Getting spacecraft into orbit is incredibly costly and difficult, and so scientists keep returning to the idea of a space…

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Green Bank Telescope detects most massive neutron star ever observed -Mail

A neutron star with 2.17 times the mass of our Sun crammed into a sphere 18.6 miles across has been…

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We Now Have an Image of the Second Interstellar Object Ever Observed

Last week, the Minor Planet Centre announced that astronomers had tentatively discovered the second interstellar object on record and now…

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Stellar Nurseries of Distant Galaxies Are Dramatically Different Than Nearby Galaxies

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, which is even more dramatic than fiction, captures the chaotic activity atop a pillar…

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Dead bodies ‘move significantly’ for more than a year as they decompose, body farm study finds

Dead bodies move significantly for more than a year as they decompose, researchers conducting studies at an Australian body farm…

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A lost continent has been discovered in Europe

Milos island in Greece (Picture: Miljko) Have you ever heard of Greater Adria? Chances are you havent. It is (or…

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New observations help explain the dimming of Tabby’s Star

For years, astronomers have looked up at the sky and speculated about the strange dimming behavior of Tabby's Star. First…

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Astronomers discover most massive neutron star ever recorded

The most massive neutron star ever recorded has been discovered by astronomers 4,600 light years from Earth. The star is…

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Incredible photo reveals moment a huge asteroid skimmed past Earth yesterday

If you spent your weekend out enjoying the last of the summer sun, you may not have been aware of…

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What it was like to fly the baddest airplane the world has ever known

Enlarge/ An X-15 contrail after launch. 61 with 41 posters participating The X-15 was not the first rocket-powered aircraft, but…

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Giant marsupials twice as heavy as polar bears used to roam Australia

Giant marsupials twice as heavy as polar bears used to roam Australia - Sky News

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Researchers advance noise cancelling for quantum computers

A team from Dartmouth College and MIT has designed and conducted the first lab test to successfully detect and characterize…

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Ridged red planet: Sand dunes of Mars revealed in stunning new detailed PHOTO

Using highly specialized camera equipment, scientists can study the wind patterns on the Red Planet and, more specifically, the prevailing…

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Here’s What We Know So Far About The Possibly Interstellar Object in Our Solar System

In the Solar System, there are over 6,300 known comets. There are millions of asteroids. And of all those objects,…

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CO2 Makes Up Just 0.04% of Earth’s Atmosphere. Here’s Why Its Impact Is So Massive

Reader question: I heard that carbon dioxide makes up 0.04 percent of the world's atmosphere. Not 0.4 percent or 4 percent,…

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BT could use laser guns to shoot down drones deployed by eco activists, terrorists or pranksters

LASER guns could be used by BT to shoot drones after it signed a multi-million pound deal. Specialist detection tech…

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Antarctica shock: Scientists discover evidence of ‘human intruders’ below ice

Antarctica shock: Scientists discover evidence of ‘human intruders’ below ice - Express.co.uk

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Giant asteroid twice the size of the Empire State Building flies past Earth at 14,400mph

A HUGE asteroid twice the size of the Empire State Building skimmed the Earth last night at 14,400mph. Asteroid 2000…

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Astronauts train for future missions to the Moon and Mars in spectacular underground cave

Astronauts are training for future missions to the Moon and Mars in a massive underground cave that mimics the conditions…

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Revolutionary stem cell treatment could give hope to Michael Schumacher

The news that Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has been moved to a hospital in Paris this week for pioneering…

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Rugby legend Gareth Thomas reveals HIV positive status

Rugby legend Gareth Thomas reveals HIV positive status - ITV News

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Marsupial mystery: Ancient Australia was home to ‘strange’ marsupial megafauna

Marsupial mystery: Ancient Australia was home to 'strange' marsupial megafauna - Express.co.uk

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Gemma Collins blames car crash on the full moon after reversing into a plant pot

Gemma Collins claimed to be feeling some spooky side effects thanks to Friday the 13th's rare Harvest Moon. The Diva…

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This Is an Especially Good Picture of Saturn

Ive seen many pictures of Saturn, some crisp and clear, some blurry, some big, some small. I think I have…

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners revealed

The winners for the Royal Observatory Greenwichs Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 competition have been revealedFrom the Northern Lights…

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MIT boffins turn black up to 11 with carbon nanotubes that absorb 99.995% of light

Carbon nanotubes have peculiar properties. Not only do they have the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any known substance they can…

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Amateur Astronomer Spots Comet Now Believed to Be From Another Solar System

(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — The solar system may have another foreign guest. Both NASA and the European Space Agency are…

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Incredible pictures show Harvest moon rising across the UK

The Harvest moon rises next to the Piece Hall in Halifax, Yorkshire (Picture: PA) The Harvest moon looked pretty good…

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This Device Generates Electricity From Darkness

Scientists have created something of a reverse solar cell: a tool that generates electricity from the darkness of night. As…

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MIT boffins turn black up to 11 with carbon nanotubes that absorb 99.96% of light

Carbon nanotubes have peculiar properties. Not only do they have the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any known substance they can…

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Full Moon: Friday 13th brings extremely rare ‘micro’ moon

A rare full moon, known as a "micro moon" will coincide with another rare event this week: Friday 13th.  Our satellite will be at…

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Live on another planet? It’s impossible for now

With increased awareness of the future challenges of climate change, some people may wonder - wouldn't it just be easier…

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Possible second visitor from another star sighted

By Daniel ClerySep. 13, 2019 , 1:00 PM Astronomers are keenly tracking what they expect will be the second object…

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Photographers capture planes flying in front of full moon

Almost 20,000 planes are in the sky at any given time, so seeing an aircraft fly overhead usually isnt anything…

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The enigma of bronze age tin

The origin of the tin used in the Bronze Age has long been one of the greatest enigmas in archaeological…

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NASA’s WFIRST Will Help Uncover the Universe’s Fate

Scientists have discovered that a mysterious pressure dubbed "dark energy" makes up about 68% of the total energy content of…

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Jewels of Orion and the ‘Statue of Liberty’ nebula – amazing Astronomy Photo of the Year 2019 winners revea

WINNING photos from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Awards have been revealed and they make outer space feel closer…

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World’s darkest material ’10 times blacker than anything else’ traps 99.995% of light

A HIGH-TECH material has been dubbed the "blackest black" ever created. The unnamed substance traps over 99.9 per cent of…

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Nasa: Two asteroids heading for Earth

Astronomers are keeping a close eye on a pair of space rocks that are due to come nail-bitingly close to…

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NASA asteroid news: A potentially HAZARDOUS rock is approaching Earth at 32,000MPH

NASA asteroid news: A potentially HAZARDOUS rock is approaching Earth at 32,000MPH - Express.co.uk

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The Milky Way’s supermassive black hole is feasting CNN

Earlier this year, astronomers were surprised to spot "unprecedented" changes in the supermassive black hole at the center of our…

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In pictures: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 | News

Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Now in its eleventh year, the…

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Why is Friday 13th unlucky? Where the superstitious belief around the date came from – and how often it falls

Friday 13th creeps up on us once, twice or sometimes even three times a year, and while some people treat…

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UFO sighting: Conspiracist claims ‘alien structures’ on the Moon

UFO sighting: Conspiracist claims 'alien structures' on the Moon - Can you see them? - Express.co.uk

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DNA-in-space archive could spark ‘Upload Me to the Moon’ croon boom soon

Stamping your footprints on the Moon's surface remains an impossible bucket-list ambition for practically all of us over the age…

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Cosmic clash over Hubble constant shows no sign of abating

et al)" /> Bright arcs: Hubble Stace Telescope image of a distant quasar that has been gravitationally lensed. This image…

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Ancient Continent Discovered Hiding Beneath Europe

A mega-continent has been discovered that slid beneath Europe hundreds of millions of years ago. While today we experience extreme…

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Jurassic crocodile is finally identified 250 YEARS after its fossil was found in Germany

A prehistoric crocodile that lived 180 million years ago has finally been identified nearly 250 years after its fossil was…

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Rare Harvest Moon Set To Appear On Friday 13

If astronomy's your bag then you are in for a treat this week - as we are set to witness…

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Our closest supermassive black hole in Milky Way is ‘getting hungrier’

An artists impression of a supermassive black hole (Image: Nasa) The gigantic black hole which lurks at the core of…

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Asteroid alert: A large rock just appeared on NASA’s radars and it shot past Earth today

Asteroid alert: A large rock just appeared on NASA's radars and it shot past Earth today - Express.co.uk

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Thursday briefing: Water detected on habitable-zone planet 110 light years away

Exoplanet K2-18b (Artists Impression) Get WIRED's daily briefing in your inbox. Sign up here Astronomers have detected the presence of…

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Where will humans live if Earth becomes uninhabitable?

Life in a distant future as imagined by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will be, in many ways, like life today.…

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India has Located the Vikram Lander, But it’s Still not Communicating With Home

On Sunday (Sept. 8th), the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced that they had located Vikram, the lander element of…

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Researchers design robot glider that takes off from water

The laws of physics can be brutal, and perhaps nowhere are they more so than in the field of robotics.…

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The Pitter Patter of Tiny Neanderthal Feet Echo Across Time as Footprints Found in France

They walked and perhaps played along the beach in a prehistoric world; we know this as archaeologists have discovered hundreds…

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Research redefines lower limit for planet size habitability

In The Little Prince, the classic novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the titular prince lives on a house-sized asteroid so…

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There’s a Lost Continent Hiding Beneath Europe

There's a lost continent hidden below southern Europe. And researchers have created the most detailed reconstruction of it yet. The…

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The day the dinosaurs’ world fell apart

Image copyrightMax Alexander/B612/Asteroid DayImage caption Impact breccia: The rock recovered from the Chicxulub Crater tells a story Scientists have a…

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Male honeybees blind the queen bee during sex by injecting her with toxins

The saying goes that love is blind, and it seems that may be true - if youre a queen honeybee…

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Aliens may have already visited the solar system and settled on Earth, scientists say

Could aliens have lived on Earth before humans? (Image: Getty) The evidence which proves aliens are real could be lurking…

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NASA asteroid alert: An 853FT space rock is rapidly approaching Earth at 32,000MPH

NASA asteroid alert: An 853FT space rock is rapidly approaching Earth at 32,000MPH - Express.co.uk

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Ash tree species likely will survive emerald ash borer beetles, but just barely

"Lingering ash." That's what the U.S. Forest Service calls the relatively few green and white ash trees that survive the…

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China’s radio telescope picked up over 100 mysterious space signals

The 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in Pingtang County, southwest Chinas Guizhou Province. (Xinhua) Chinas largest radio telescope has been…

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Antarctica scientists find bizarre creature 3,500m under ice: ‘Like nothing seen before’

Antarctica scientists find bizarre creature 3,500m under ice: ‘Like nothing seen before' - Express.co.uk

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Some of Saturn Moon Titan’s Methane Lakes May Sit in ‘Explosion Craters’

Some of the lakes on Saturn's huge moon Titan may sit in craters blasted out by liquid-nitrogen bombs, a new…

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Nasa reveals spectacular photo of avalanche on Mars

Nasa has revealed stunning pictures of the aftermath of a huge avalance on Mars. The event was seen near the…

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New Research: Aliens May Have Already Visited Earth

Technical Possibilities A new explanation for why we havent found extraterrestrial life: since the stars of the Milky Way whirl…

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Broken Hockey Sticks Are Turned Into Artificial Reefs

Researchers in Florida are turning broken old hockey sticks into artificial reefs. Why hockey sticks? Dr. Mike Parson of Florida…

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Nasa spots ‘green blob’ formed by black hole swallowing a star

The strange blob is visible in the centre of this image (Picture: Nasa) Nasa has glimpsed a green blob in…

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A monster asteroid is heading our way and will zoom close to Earth this week

A view of an asteroid and Planet Earth shining tiny and vulnerable in the bleak blackness of space (Image: ESA)…

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NASA news: Hubble telescope snaps deadly ‘glimpse of our future’ -like star

NASA news: Hubble telescope snaps deadly ‘glimpse of our future’ - A Dying Sun-like star - Express.co.uk

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Fossil of a flattened sea turtle is found after it ‘wandered into the path of a dinosaur’

Scientists have found the fossil of a sea turtle which appears to have suffered the grim fate of being trodden…

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And then there was light: looking for the first stars in the Universe

Astronomers are closing in on a signal that has been travelling across the Universe for 12 billion years, bringing them…

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Police helicopters scrambled to reports of plane crash

A land and air search was launched in Devon after a suspected meteor was feared to be an aircraft breaking…

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Denisovan finger muddies picture of human evolution

berkeleThe more we learn about human evolution, the cloudier our chronicle becomes. The latest broadside from science is that even…

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Large search after meteor mistaken for plane

Image copyrightRichard BassomImage caption Police received numerous calls about a flying object which broke apart A land and air search…

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Asteroid TERROR: Fears of human EXTINCTION as scientist says deadly rock will hit Earth

Asteroid TERROR: Fears of human EXTINCTION as scientist says deadly rock will hit Earth - Express.co.uk

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NASA Mars bombshell: Space agency astronaut reveals ‘greatest obstacles’ for Mars mission

NASA Mars bombshell: Space agency astronaut reveals ‘greatest obstacles’ for Mars mission - Express.co.uk

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WATCH | European Space Agency and NASA to fight dangerous Earth-bound asteroids

Researchers and spacecraft engineers are set to meet in Rome to discuss a common goal of how to deflect dangerous,…

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Stunning remains of ancient star explosion that happened 11,000 years ago snapped by Nasa

NASA has released a stunning image showing the remnants of a massive ancient supernova. Light from the original star's explosion…

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Scientists couple magnetization to superconductivity for quantum discoveries

Quantum computing promises to revolutionize the ways in which scientists can process and manipulate information. The physical and material underpinnings…

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Litter of rare Asiatic lion cubs born at Edinburgh Zoo as expert says ‘every birth is a lifeline’

A litter of lion cubs from an endangered subspecies has been born at Edinburgh Zoo. The Asiatic lion cubs, born…

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India’s hopes for a successful moon landing appear to be dashed

India’s attempt to land on the moon went awry after scientists lost contact with the vehicle a mile from the…

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Finally! A solution to 42 – the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything

Mathematicians have finally cracked the sum-of-three-cubes problem for the geek-friendly number 42. The puzzle, set more than half a century…

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