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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
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
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 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
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
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
open Six-day cruise lies ahead for India's Chandrayaan-2 probe before the real lunar shenanigans begin 16
By W@ldo
open SpaceX Falcon 9, Atlas V and Ariane 5 soar while Vector returns to Earth with a bump 3
open Oh chute. Doubts cast on ExoMars lander's 2020 red planet jaunt after another failed test 36
By cray74
open It's a God-awful smell affair.... is there life on Mars? Rocks ruled out as source of mystery methane on Red Planet 56
open Mysterious 'glitch' in neutron stars may be down to an itch under the body's surface 30
open Science and engineering hit worst as Euroboffins do a little Brexit of their own from British universities 220
open Y'know how everyone hated it when tuition fees went up? Cutting them now could harm science, say UK Lords 85
open Relax, satellite hacking is unlikely to lead to Earth-blinding Kessler effect – at least not yet 22
By Bartek
open Rocket Lab CEO tucks into hat as company shares plans to reuse Electron first stage 11
open Neuroscientist used brainhack. It's super effective! Oh, and disturbingly easy 144
By hplasm


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