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open RAF pilot seconded to Virgin Orbit for three years of launching rockets from a 747 47
By Kerisun
open Cassini may be dead – but its data shows basic building blocks of life spewing from Enceladus 32
By Schultz
open When one of NASA's sun-studying satellites went down, AI was there to fill in the gaps 27
By Draco
open Thanks to all those tax dollars, humans can now hear the faint sounds of earthquakes on Mars 23
open Rocket Lab crows about launch, SpaceX zipwires, and a monster mock-up arrives at Kennedy 9
open NASA Administrator upends the scorn bucket on Elon Musk's Starship spurtings 96
open Astroboffins spy the most ancient protocluster of galaxies yet found post Big Bang 14
open Astroboffins baffled after spotting solar system with great gas giant that shouldn't exist 50
By aks
open Gagarin's Start now Soyuz-FG's End as shutters pulled on historic launchpad 9
By eldel
open Black holes are like buses: You wait for one – and three turn up at once in galaxy merger 45
By jake
open Roscomos: We know all about how the hole in the Soyuz went down, but we're not telling you 25
open So we're going back to the Moon: NASA triggers countdown by firing up spacecraft production 61
open Orford Ness: Military secrets and unique wildlife on the remote Suffolk coast 42
open Boffins build a tiny nanolaser that can be inserted inside our cells 39
open If you have enough of this type of gut microbe, you can get drunk for free after eating carbs 32
open Exploding super-prang asteroid to pepper Earth, trigger deadly ice age – no, wait, it happened 466 million years ago 23
open The Central Telegraph Office was serving spam 67 years before vikings sang about it on telly 59
open NASA's lunar spy looks for hide-and-seek champ Vikram, Starliner test success, and more 23
open You look like a fungi. Got mushroom in your life to build stuff with mycelium computers? 43
By TRT
open Magnetic cockroaches, dirty money, wombat poo and posties' balls: It's the Ig Nobels 2019 58
By jake
open MIT boffins turn black up to 11 with carbon nanotubes that absorb 99.995% of light 103
open Tut – you wait a lifetime for an interstellar object then two come at once 42
open Astroboffins baffled as black hole at center of Milky Way suddenly a lot hungrier than before 58
By ILLQO
open DNA-in-space archive could spark 'Upload Me to the Moon' croon boom soon 8
By adam 40
open There and back again: NASA's mobile launcher returns to testing after ducking out for Dorian 26
open MPs would love to hear all about how UK.gov plans to ratchet R&D spend to 3% of GDP 32
By Korev
open First water world exoplanet spotted – and thankfully no sign of Kevin Costner, rejoice! 50
By DJO
open Oops: Rockets lighting their tails is a good thing – but not three-plus hours before lift-off 15
open India pokes Vikram with a stick, drill-toting robot lands on Earth, UK plans launch site, and more 7
open Geo-boffins drill into dino-killing asteroid crater, discover extinction involves bad smells, chilly weather, no broadband internet... 136
By CPU
open Finally! A solution to 42 – the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything 94
open Valorous Vikram lunar lander – or Star Wreck: Enterprise? India's Moon craft goes all silent running during descent 44
open Look, we know it feels like everything's going off the rails right now, but think positive: The proton has a new radius 77
By Adam 1
open Big bang theory: Was mystery explosion over New York caused by a meteor? Dunno. By a military jet? Maybe... 92
open SpaceX didn't move sat out of impending smash doom because it 'didn't see ESA's messages' 119
open Pompey boffin bags €1.3m off EU for dark matter research – shame a no-deal Brexit looks more and more likely 61
open Everyone remembers their first time: ESA satellite dodges 'mega constellation' 82
open India's Chandrayaan-2 and Vikram lander split amicably above Moon, SpaceX hops over Texas 21
By Lars
open Behind time and way over budget, but the James Webb Space Telescope has finally been put together 33
By Zolko
open Eight-hour comms lags and shock discoveries: 30 years after Voyager 2 visited gas giant Neptune 60
open Russian spacebot stranded outside the ISS as Soyuz fails to dock 29
open My god, it's full of tsars: A gun-toting Russian humanoid robot is on its way to the International Space Station 71
By hatti
open End of an era for ULA as the last Delta IV Medium rocket leaves launch pad 25
By streaky
open Brit rocketeer Skyrora reckons it'll be orbital in 3 years – that is, if UK government plays ball 19
By Ken 16
open Brit-built trundlebot eyeing up a July 2020 launch as cams fitted to ExoMars mission rover 10
open Clip, clip, hooray: NASA says it will send Clipper probe to Europa, will attempt no landing there 25
open Squabbles over NASA's lunar lander, Astrobotics takes a punt on ULA and India arrives at the Moon 15
open Astroboffins have spied the largest star that has gone supernova and it's breaking all the rules 62
By Diez66
open Don't let your dreams be dreams! Itty-bitty space shuttle to ride into orbit on a Vulcan Centaur 45
By whbjr
open Poor old Jupiter has had a rough childhood after getting a massive hit from a mega-Earth 29

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