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There’s sea plankton on the International Space Station
Saturday, 23 August 2014
Sea plankton has been discovered living on the outside of the International Space Station, and scientists aren’t entirely sure how it got there.
Don't panic - an asteroid is not set to wipe out the Earth in 2880
Monday, 18 August 2014
You might have seen news stories about an asteroid called 1950 DA that supposedly has a one in 300 chance of impacting the Earth in 2880. They are all kinds of wrong, and here's why.
NASA finds first ever particles of interstellar dust
Saturday, 16 August 2014
A NASA spacecraft has brought back what could be the most exotic material on the planet - seven dust particles from beyond the Solar System.
Why can't astronauts sleep?
Saturday, 09 August 2014
Maybe astronauts feel spaced out because they're only getting five hours a night.
Rosetta is now in orbit around a comet
Saturday, 09 August 2014
Rosetta is the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet.
On August 10, it’s not just a supermoon. It’s the closest supermoon of 2014
Saturday, 09 August 2014
Within the same hour on August 10, the crest of the Moon’s full phase will coincide with its perigee - its closest encounter with Earth for the entire year - making this a super supermoon.
Here's why the Sun's atmosphere is so much hotter than its surface
Monday, 04 August 2014
Scientists at NASA have produced the strongest evidence yet to explain why the Sun’s atmosphere is several hundred times hotter than its surface. 
Russia has lost a satellite full of geckos
Saturday, 26 July 2014
The reptiles were sent into space to observe mating in zero gravity.
A beautiful bonsai tree and bouquet of flowers were launched into space
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Japanese artist Makoto Azuma created Exobiotanica, an installation and space mission in which plants reached the stratosphere. 
Supernova explosion reveals origin of star dust
Friday, 11 July 2014
Astronomers watching a supernova may have found out where the star dust that made up much of our Universe came from.

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