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open And it's off! NASA launches nuke-powered, laser-shooting, tank Perseverance to Mars to search for signs of life 48
open Boeing confirms it will finish building 747s in 2022, when last freighter flies off the production line 57
By jtaylor
open 911, I wanna report a robbery. Hundreds of thousands of stars stolen from a cluster. I think it was the Milky Way 15
open Once considered lost, ESA and NASA's SOHO came back from the brink of death to work even better than it did before 43
By tfb
open Virgin Galactic reveals giant mirror feature in cabin design for Beardy Branson's space bus 43
open What goes up, Musk come down... and up and down and up and down: NASA details followup Dragon pod trips to orbiting station 7
open Astroboffins map engine of a solar flare: Magnetic mega-fields and Earth-dwarfing blankets of electric current 8
By G.Y.
open Eye see you're having surgery: Origami inspires tiny, super-accurate robot surgeon 13
open If you think you've got problems, pal, spare a thought for these boffins baffled by 'oddball' meteorites 27
open USA seeks Moon and Mars nuke power plant designs ready to fly in 2027 103
open We're not all about rockets, says NASA: Balloon tech is good enough for economical star scanning 28
open Mysterious supernova is blasting far-flung galaxy with flashes of UV light – and astroboffins don't know why 16
By Rol
open Fresh astro-underwear, anyone? Orbital shenanigans as Progress freighter has last-minute ISS docking wobble 18
open Russia tested satellite-to-satellite shooter, say UK and USA 67
By jake
open Visa fraud charges: Uncle Sam accuses four Chinese eggheads of covering up their true ties to China's military 22
open China successfully launches Mars probe that packs an orbiter, lander, rover 31
open 'First ever' snap emerges of something vaguely resembling our solar system 300 ly away. We'll take 10 tickets 32
open SpaceX pulls off an incredible catch, netting both halves of its Falcon fairing as they fell Earthwards after latest launch 38
open Mexican cave relics suggest humans were populating the Americas up to 17,000 years earlier than thought 20
open We've heard of littering but this is ridiculous: Asteroid dumps up to 50 quadrillion kg of space dirt on Earth, Moon 22
open The volcanoes on Venus aren't dead, say astroboffins, they're merely resting, pining for the planet's lava fjords 13
open SpaceX to return NASA 'nauts to Earth with a splash 15
By Psmo
open United Arab Emirates’ Mars probe successfully launched and phones home 7
open Black hole destroys corona 130
open US military whips out credit card for unmanned low-Earth-orbit outpost prototype (aka a repurposed ISS cargo pod) 17
By MyffyW
open When Apollo met Soyuz: 45 years ago, Americans and Russians played together nicely... IN SPAAAAACE 21
By DiViDeD
open NASA delays James Webb Space Telescope launch date by at least seven months 45
By maffski
open Anyone for a round of Ging Gang Goolie? Solar Orbiter probe snaps little 'campfires' flickering on Sun's surface 10
open Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a charred white dwarf star blasted across our galaxy by an ancient semi-supernova 19
open Trump U-turns on foreign student crackdown: F-1, M-1 visa holders allowed to study online mid-pandemic in the US 24
open Double helping of delays for SpaceX as Starlink, ANASIS-II missions cling to terra firma 3
open Japanese probe to land asteroid rock sample in Australia on December 6th 19
open The world's nonsense keeping you awake in middle of the night? Good news. Go outside and see this two-tail comet 28
open Spotted the ISS in the sky yet? How about pulling out some spare kit and giving it a listen? 29
By ThatOne
open If the Solar System's 'Planet Nine' is actually a small black hole, here's how we could detect it... wait, what? 109
By adam 40
open Mars InSight to stretch its arm and look around as mole-mashing ops are paused 6
open Road trip on Mars: Thrill as Curiosity rover races up to 0.06 miles per hour. Marvel as it takes a mile-long detour 19
open Captain, the computer has identified 250 alien stars that infiltrated our galaxy – actual science, not science-fiction 28
By jake
open NASA trusted 'traditional' Boeing to program its Starliner without close supervision... It failed to dock due to bugs 103
By vogon00
open Trump's bright idea of kicking out foreign students unless unis resume in-person classes stuns tech, science world 115
By mego
open Psst: Want to know who else has their snout in the Copernicus trough? (spoiler: it's not the UK) 12
open University ordered to stop running women-only job ads 85
open A bad day in New Zealand: Rocket Lab's 13th mission ends in failure 12
open UK government shakes magic money tree, finds $500m to buy a stake in struggling satellite firm OneWeb 84
open Don't beat yourself up for overeating in lockdown. This black hole scoffs equivalent of our Sun every day 15
By ThatOne
open UK space firms forced to adjust their models of how the universe works as they lose out on Copernicus contracts 131
By tfb
open Remember that black hole just 1,000 light years from Earth? Scientists queue up to say it may not exist after all 38
open The Moon certainly ain't made of cheese but it may be made of more metal than previously thought, sensor shows 25
By Amos
open Born slippy: NASA Mars rover Perseverance to persevere on Earth a little longer as launch date pushed back again 10
open Boffins baffled as supergiant star just vanishes – either it partially blew itself apart or quietly turned into a black hole 61


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