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New findings trigger hope for signs of life on asteroid Bennu

As a NASA spacecraft gets ready for the historic moment to grab a sample from asteroid Bennu's surface on 20 October, scientists on the mission are hopeful that hydrated minerals and organic material ...

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How NASA is preparing astronauts for next moonwalks

As NASA plans to return humans to the Moon in 2024 as part of the Artemis programme, the agency has already started preparing astronauts for the challenges that they will face on the lunar surface.

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SUV-sized asteroid flies past Earth in closest known flyby

A car-sized asteroid flew past our home planet over the weekend, in the closest flyby of such space rocks on record and scientists hardly had any information about it until it departed.

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School girls in India discover Earth-bound asteroid

The two girls, who hail from the western Indian city of Surat, discovered the object as part of an asteroid search campaign conducted by SPACE India along with the International Astronomical Search ...

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US, Russia to hold first space security talks since 2013

The United States and Russia next week will conduct their first formal, bilateral talks on space security since 2013, following a US allegation that Russia tested a space-based anti-satellite weapon ...

US, Russia to hold first space security talks since 2013

First manned round-trip to Mars could take about 2 years: NASA

Stressing that human exploration of Mars is on the horizon, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has said that the agency is planning its first round-trip voyage to Mars to take about two years during ...

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SpaceX to test ‘sunshade’ on Starlink satellites to cut brightness

SpaceX is all set to test the “sunshade” it has developed to reduce the brightness of its Starlink broadband satellites which have apparently disturbed the views of the astronomers scanning the ...

Starhopper rocket is seen before SpaceX performs an untethered test of the company's Raptor engine mounted on it at their facility in Boca Chica, near Brownsville, Texas, US, 25 July 2019.

Closest black hole to Earth discovered

The black hole, at least 4.2 times the mass of the sun, is gravitationally bound to two stars in a so-called triple system roughly 1,000 light years from Earth, researchers said on Wednesday.

An artist's impression depicts the orbits of the two stars and the black hole in the HR 6819 triple system, made up of an inner binary with one star (orbit in blue) and a newly discovered black hole (orbit in red), as well as a third star in a wider orbit (also in blue), in this image released on 6 May 2020.

China launches spacecraft via largest carrier rocket

China on Tuesday successfully launched its largest carrier rocket, which was carrying a new-generation spacecraft, state broadcaster CCTV said.

The Long March 5B carrier rocket takes off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Wenchang, Hainan Province, China, 5 May 2020.

SpaceX to bring astronauts to short-handed Space Station for longer stay

The launch is scheduled for 27 May from Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will arrive at the ISS the following day. The mission, SpaceX's first carrying humans, marks the company's climactic test ...

NASA Commercial Crew Program astronauts Bob Behnken (L) and Doug Hurley speak at a post-launch news conference in Cape Canaveral, Florida, US, 2 March 2019.
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