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open Has NASA's Mars Insight lander hit rock bottom? Heat probe struggles to penetrate Red Planet 39
By E 2
open Nah, yeah: New Zealand's Rocket Lab notches up another launch success 7
open Look out, Titan. Plutonium robots from Earth are on their way 35
open Dundee Satellite Receiving Station: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory 30
open Vulture gets claws on Lego's latest Apollo nostalgia-fest 92
By m0rt
open Buckminsterfullerene sounds like the next UK Prime Minister but trust us, it's in fact the largest molecule yet found in interstellar space 50
By jake
open We've Falcon caught it! SpaceX finally nets a fairing half after a successful Heavy launch 31
open Sputnik? No, comrade, this is Spunknik: Frozen sperm manages to survive zero-grav in this totally realistic test 40
open One goes up, one stays on the ground and one gets ready: It's a week in space 9
open Curioser and curioser: Little Mars rover sniffs out highest ever levels of methane 33
open Bollocks or brutal truth: Do smart-mobes make us grow skull horns? We take a closer look at boffins' startling claims 38
open Look, we've tried, but we just can't write this headline without saying boffins have probed Uranus's cold ring 25
open The European Space Agency is going to visit a new comet in 2028. Which one? We haven't discovered it yet 23
By jake
open After years of listening, we've heard not a single peep out of any aliens, say boffins. You think you can do better? OK, here's 1PB of signals 127
open What price the Moon? Tips from the past might save the present 27
By Esme
open Monster magnet in my pocket: Boffins' gizmo packs 45.5-tesla punch and weighs just 390g 94
open Bonjour, mon chum! Québécois IT giant CGI snaps up freshly Irish Galileo botherer SCISYS 5
open Gonna be so cool when we finally get into space, float among the stars, work out every day, inject testosterone... 56
open 2,500 years ago, these folks weren't cremated – but their funeral-goers were absolutely baked: Earliest evidence of pot smoking discovered 33
By herman
open Break out the poutine! SpaceX flings triple serving of Canadian satellites into orbit 17
open Hate your IT job? Sick of computers? Good news: An electronics-frying Sun superflare may hit 'in next 100 years' 72
open Please be aliens, please be aliens, please be aliens... Boffins discover mystery mass beneath Moon's biggest crater 174
open Inflatables, solids, strap-ons and riders – oh my, it's the week in space 17
open NASA goes commercial, publishes price for trips to the ISS – and it'll be multi-millionaires only for this noAirBNB 89
open Box shifting on the Moon? Lunar payloads on Amazon Prime 28
open New twist in underworld of alleged code, data theft: Two, er, boffins accused of trying to steal, uh, a river model 19
By RRJ
open Barbie Girl was wrong? Life is plastic, it's not fantastic: We each ingest '121,000 pieces' of microplastics a year 119
By Kiwi
open She's just a Cosmic Girl but UK.gov is dangling £20m to have Beardy Branson's 747 launch satellites from Cornwall 41
By BOBSta
open Bad news from science land: Fast-charging li-ion batteries may be quick to top up, but they're also quick to die 112
By fredj
open Musk loves his Starlink sat constellation – but astroboffins are less than dazzled by them 102
open And now here's Tom on Jupiter with the weather: Thanks, Karen. Still a bit breezy on the Great Red Spot, but it's easing up 21
open Northrop Grumman has nozzle nightmare, Soyuz brushes off lightning, and updates on Crew Dragon 'anomaly' probe 14
open Bad news. Asteroid 1999 KW4 flew by, did not hit Earth killing us all. Good news: Another one, Didymos, is on the way 93
open Gaze in awe at the first ever movie of a solar eclipse from recording long thought lost forever 43
open Neptune-sized oddball baffles astroboffins: It has a good atmosphere despite star-lashing 28
open Chinese fireworks, Indian orbits, and NASA names Maxar as maker of its first Moon module 4
open Third time's a charm? SpaceX hopes to launch 60 Starlink broadband sats into orbit tonight 20
open NASA boffins may just carve your name on a chip and send it to Mars if you ask nicely 39
By Torchy
open Tim Peake's Soyuz lands in London after jaunt around the UK 62
open UK Space Agency cracks open its wallet, fishes out a paltry £2m for Brit plans to return to orbit 56
By JGrimes
open 50 years ago: Apollo 10 takes an unplanned spin above the lunar surface – and sh!t gets sweary 39
open When two become one: 200 boffins contribute to first Ultima Thule paper 5
open It's 50 years to the day since Apollo 10 blasted off: America's lunar landing 'dress rehearsal' 190
open SpaceX takes a leaf from the Microsoft playbook and stands down Starlink for an update 14
open NASA wheels out Habitation prototypes while SpaceX encounters problems with parachutes 14
open Your FREE end-of-the-world guide: What happens when a sun like ours runs out of fuel 60
open NASA rattles the tin for an extra $1.6bn to keep 2024 lunar hopes alive 21
By Twanky
open Japan's mission to mine Mars' moon is cleared – now they've filled out the right paperwork on alien world contamination 64
open Guess what shrinks when it gets cold and then you shake it around a little? The Moon. We're talking about the Moon 118
By MrReal
open Japan on track to start testing Alfa-X, fastest train in the world with top speed of 400kph 91

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