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open Boffins baffled as supergiant star just vanishes – either it partially blew itself apart or quietly turned into a black hole 61
open Two out of three parachutes... is just as planned for Boeing's Starliner this time around 21
open One does not simply repurpose an entire internet constellation for sat-nav, but UK might have a go anyway 259
open Come glide with me: Virgin Galactic gives Unity some fresh air, looks forward to rocket-powered flight 14
By fishman
open Here's a headline we'll run this century, mark our words: Alien invaders' AI found on Mars searching for signs of life 48
open Russia returns to space tourism and offers a first citizen spacewalk 15
open NASA mulls going all steam-punk with a fleet of jumping robots to explore Saturn and Jupiter's mysterious moons 41
By hplasm
open Sorry to drone on and on but have you heard of Ingenuity? NASA's camera-copter is ready to head off to Mars 30
open Things that make you go foom: Destruction derby as NASA and SpaceX test rocket components to failure 11
open Grav wave boffins are unsure if they just spotted the smallest black hole or the biggest neutron star seen yet 33
open US starts sniffing around UK spaceports – though none capable of vertical launches actually exist right now 38
open No longer a planet and left out in the cold, Pluto, it turns out, may have had hot beginnings 16
By tfb
open Virgin Galactic inks deal with NASA to train astro-tourists looking to buy a seat to the International Space Station 8
open With intelligent life in scant supply on Earth, boffins search for technosignatures of civilizations in the galaxy 48
open CERN puts two new atom-smashers on its shopping list. One to make Higgs Bosons, then a next-gen model six times more energetic than the LHC 125
By tfb
open Check out the night sky in all its X-ray glory: Everything from hot gases to supernovas and massive black holes 13
By adam 40
open NASA to send Perseverance, a new trundle bot, and Ingenuity, the first interplanetary helicopter, to sniff out life on Mars in July 30
open NASA scientists mull sending a spacecraft on a 13-year mission to visit Neptune's 'bizarre' moon, Triton 30
open Looking for a home off-world? Take your pick: Astroboffins estimate there are nearly 6bn Earth-likes in the Milky Way 53
By herman
open 58 Starlinks scattered across sky, Rocket Lab aims for back-to-back launches, and Skyrora hops 6km above Shetland 7
By J. Cook
open Out on a tangent: Almost two decades into its 5-year mission, INTEGRAL still delivers the gamma ray goods 14
By RegGuy1
open Machine learning helps geoboffins spot huge beds of hot rocks 1,000km across deep below Earth's surface 18
By PaulVD
open NASA shoves Astrobotic $199.5m to sling water-hunting VIPER trundlebot at Moon 2
open What could possibly make a cranky crocodylomorph more terrifying? How about one that chases you on its hind legs? 25
open Russia drags NASA: Enjoy your expensive SpaceX capsule, our Soyuz is the cheap Kalashnikov of rockets 94
open Northrop Grumman to polish NASA's HALO, techies test tardy telescope tower, SLS boosters ready for Florida 4
open Saturn's largest satellite, Titan, is drifting away from its planet 100 times faster than previously thought 12
open Japan to test self-destructing satellite to shrink space junk with string and an inanimate carbon blob 31
open Don't panic: An asteroid larger than the Empire State Building is flying past Earth this weekend but we're just fine 39
By Twanky
open Hooray, space boffins have finally got InSight lander's heat probe back into Martian ground again 21
By tfb
open Astroboffins peering back in time with Hubble find stars may have been flickering into life even earlier than thought 32
By ThatOne
open I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Hydrogen clouds in a far-away star system glowing from a supernova's last gasp 2
By eldakka
open SpaceX is about to launch its first Starlink internet satellite sporting a sun visor following complaints by astronomers 34
open Amateur astroboffins spot young brown dwarf playing with planet-forming hula hoop just 102 parsecs from Earth 13
open We spent billions building atom smashers – and now boffins think nature's doing the same thing for free? 24
open You're 3 billion years too late to see Mars' impressive ring system. The next one will be along in 40 million years or so 11
By dvhamme
open Ever felt down after staring at your phone late in bed? It's not just you – mice do too 34
open Beware, space Chuck Norris inside: Wacky flight rules for Chris Cassidy's first mission unearthed as Navy SEAL greets Dragon crew 9
open SpaceX Crew Dragon docks at International Space Station 43
open They've only gone and bloody done it! NASA, SpaceX send two fellas off to the International Space Station 88
By Grunchy
open Watch SpaceX's Starship SN4 prototype accidentally self-destruct in a rocket test burn 33
open After 30 years of searching, astroboffins finally detect the universe's 'missing matter' – using fast radio bursts 90
open Turns out Elon can't control the weather – what a scrub: Rain, clouds delay historic manned SpaceX-NASA launch 51
open Gone in 9 seconds: Virgin Orbit's maiden rocket flight went perfectly until it didn't 44
By rg287
open The Last J-Freighter: HTV-9 arrives at the ISS as ESA inks a deal for a third Moon-bound service module 10
open Beardy Branson’s 747-assisted sat-launcher can’t get it up 22
open SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon cleared to hoist real live American astronauts into space 41
By Dave559
open Virgin Orbit at last ready to live up to its name: Branson's other space adventure set for maiden flight this weekend 14
open Well, that's something boffins haven't seen before: A strange alien streaks around Jupiter 36
open NASA renames dark-energy telescope after its first Chief of Astronomy and Mother of Hubble: Nancy Grace Roman 30
By tfb


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