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Hope for 'decent' climate talks outcome

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 06:36
The likelihood of a deal at global climate talks in Poland has increased after a new draft text was released.

What chance has Nasa of finding life on Mars?

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:16
When the US space agency's next rover gets to Mars in 2021, it will seek evidence of ancient life.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo: The view from the edge of space

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 01:43
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket ship has made a successful test flight, 82.7km above the Earth's surface.

Drive with Nasa's next rover on Mars

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 20:06
Scientists have already planned the route Nasa's next robot will drive when it lands on Mars in 2021.

Antarctic climate change: Scientists visit the world's most remote island

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 16:42
Studying ice cores on a small island in the South Atlantic will help us understand why Antarctica's glaciers are melting.

Dive over Jupiter's cloud-tops with Nasa's Juno craft

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:52
Nasa's Juno mission to Jupiter has reached its halfway mark and revealed spectacular views of the planet's polar storms.

Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:26
The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic makes it to the edge of space and back.

Astronaut Nick Hague ready for second space flight attempt

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 07:15
Astronaut Nick Hague is ready for his next space flight attempt, after the first mission was aborted.

Nasa's Jupiter mission Juno reveals giant polar storms

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 04:27
Stunning images from Nasa's Jupiter "JunoCam" show huge, "endless storms" at the planet's poles.

Climate change: Failure to tackle warming 'suicidal'

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 00:22
UN secretary general tells climate negotiators in Poland that failure to make progress would be a desperate blow for the planet.

Parker Solar Probe: Sun-skimming mission starts calling home

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:16
Having become the closest-ever human-made object to our star, the Parker spacecraft returns its first data

Climate change is 'shrinking winter'

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:49
Snowy mountain winters are being squeezed into shorter periods, threatening water supplies and increasing wildfire risk.

Samples cut around Soyuz hole in spacewalk

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 01:19
Cosmonauts have cut samples from around a hole, which Moscow says may have been caused by a drill.

'Planet of the chickens': How the bird took over the world

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:20
With around 23 billion chickens on the planet at any one time, the bird is a symbol of our times, say scientists.

Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:24
Climate change in the Arctic has caused the wild reindeer population to crash by 56%, a report says.

How Apollo 8 Astronauts took the famous 'Earthrise' photograph

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:17
Frank Borman was the Commander of the Apollo 8 mission to the Moon. The astronauts took an iconic photo of the Earth rising above the lunar surface.

Poland climate summit protest limits anger young activists

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:10
Protesters are frustrated by strict controls on protests at the UN climate summit in Poland.

Cool laser

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:14
One of the most powerful Earth observation tools ever put in orbit is now gathering data about the planet.

Melting ice art installation opens at London's Tate Modern

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:19
An art installation featuring 30 blocks of ice brought from Greenland has been unveiled in London.

ISS: Spacewalk cosmonauts investigate mystery hole

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 08:51
The mystery hole in a Soyuz capsule docked to the International Space Station caused a pressure leak.