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open Planets may lurk in harshest environments. Not that Novell NetWare server you can't unplug – black holes 19
open Yeah but, no, but... 'Overpaid' Boeing snaps back at NASA's watchdog 20
open Found on Mars: Alien insects... or whatever the hell this smudge is supposed to be, anyway 128
open We don't usually sugar-coat the news but... Alien sugars found in Earth-bound meteorites 51
open Astroboffins spot the most energetic photons yet from gamma ray burst – and here's hoping Earth is right in the way of the next one 19
open Space-wrecks: Elon's prototype Moon ferry Starship blows its top during fuel tank test 69
open 50 years on: Apollo 12 failed at selfies but succeeded at dismantling a probe 13
By spold
open Anomaly-free SpaceX fires up SuperDracos, ISS astros go iFixit in orbit, and Buran turns 31 9
open NASA told to get act together on commercial crew vendors as chance of US-free ISS rises 59
By Steve K
open Physicists are rather giddy after creating a rare type of laser using laughing gas 62
open Boffins show the 2017 Nork nuke can move, move, move any mountain (by a meter) 24
open 50 years ago, someone decided it would be OK to fire Apollo 12 through a rain cloud. Awks, or just 'SCE to Aux'? 59
open NASA boffins tackle Nazi alien in space – with the help of Native American tribal elders 64
open Astroboffins baffled as Curiosity rover takes larger gasps of oxygen in Martian summers 62
open Boeing comes clean on parachute borkage as the ISS crew is set to shrink 69
By rg287
open Astroboffins capture video of Mercury passing across the Sun's surface 39
open SpaceX flings another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit in firm's heaviest payload to date 62
By Grunchy
open 'That roar is terrific... look at that rocket go!' It's been 52 years since first Saturn V left the pad 149
open Bloodhound rocket car target of 550mph put on ice after engine overheat 63
open To avoid that Titanic feeling, boffins create an unsinkable hydrophobic metal with laser power 58
open Oh chute. Two out of three ain't bad, right? asks Boeing after soft-ish crew module landing 47
open Boffins hand in their homework on Voyager 2's first readings from beyond Solar System 110
open Cubans launching sonic attacks on US embassy? Not what we're hearing, say medical boffins 72
open Astroboffins rethink black hole theory after spotting tiny example with its own star buddy 56
By herman
open Watch tiny swimming magnetic robots suck up uranium in a droplet of radioactive wastewater 41
open Boffins blow hot and cold over li-ion battery that can cut leccy car recharging to '10 mins' 421
By Screwed
open USAF spaceplane back on Earth after mystery 2-year jaunt in orbit. Jeepers creepers, what has it been doing up here? 26
By Kiwi
open Dammit Insight! You just had two big jobs to do on Mars and you're failing at one of those 55
open Move over Ceres! There's a new, smaller dwarf planet in town called Hygiea 13
open Slow down, ice-on-Mars fans: Those 'streams' on Red Planet may be caused by landslides 29
open Wondering where the strontium in your old CRT monitor came from? Two colliding neutron stars show us 33
open Billionaire Bezos unveils plans to land humans on Moon, with a little help from some old friends 31
open Reaction Engines' precooler tech demo chills 1,000°C air in less than 1/20th of a second 113
By Kiwi
open Two astronauts conduct a successful spacewalk, world+dog lose minds 33
By MyffyW
open Yay! The ozone layer hole the smallest it's ever been seen. That's not necessarily good... 49
open Rocket Lab plans to send small satellites to the Moon with Photon 12
open Guess what's on the receiving end of more NASA dollars for SLS? 23
open What's the scoop with Mars InSight's mired mole? It's digging again, thanks to trowel trickery 38
open Hubble grabs first snap of interstellar comet... or at least that's what we hope this smudge is 72
By quxinot
open Some assembly required as Dream Chaser mini-shuttle's empty husk arrives in Colorado 24
open So, what's fashion going to look like on the Moon in 2024? NASA's ready to show you the goods 65
open Imagine finding this bad boy in your shower: Brit startup pulls the sheets off Moon spider mech 45
open Chemists bitten by Python scripts: How different OSes produced different results during test number-crunching 157
open RIP: First space-walk badass Alexei Leonov, who made it to 85 despite best efforts of Soviet machine 19
open ESA bigwigs: Euro Moon efforts are going the way they 'should' – which is to say not by 2024 9
By Zolko
open That lithium-ion battery in your phone or car? It has just won three chemists the Nobel Prize 69
open Mission Extension Vehicle-1 launches to save space from zombie satellites 39
open 'We go back to the Moon to stay': Apollo vets not too chuffed with NASA's new rush to the regolith 131
open A trio of boffins scoop the Nobel Prize in physics for the first exoplanet discovery and big bang model 6
open Tough luck, Jupiter, you've lost your crown for now: Boffins show Saturn has more moons 44


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