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The James Webb space telescope: in search of the secrets of the Milky Way
Billions of dollars over budget and years late, the most expensive, complex telescope to be sent into space will launch next month. What will it learn?

Robin McKie

27, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Nasa delays James Webb space telescope launch after ‘sudden’ incident
Technicians were preparing to attach spacecraft to launch vehicle when unplanned event took place

Stuart Clark

25, Nov, 2021 @10:20 AM

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Dart mission: why is Nasa crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid?
The robot spacecraft will travel 6.8 million miles through the solar system in an attempt to nudge moonlet Dimorphos a fraction off course

Warren Murray and agencies

24, Nov, 2021 @1:33 AM

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Nasa to slam spacecraft into asteroid in mission to avoid future Armageddon
Test drive of planetary defence system aims to provide data on how to deflect asteroids away from Earth

Linda Geddes

22, Nov, 2021 @4:04 PM

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Moonwatch: Nasa resumes work on lunar lander
Agency says human landing will not be possible until 2025 at the earliest after lawsuit delays project

Stuart Clark

18, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Russia admits to anti-satellite missile test but denies ‘dangerous behavior’
US officials accuse Moscow of ‘irresponsible’ behavior after it conducts test that threatened lives of astronauts onboard the ISS

Maya Yang

16, Nov, 2021 @8:18 PM

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Nasa makes final steps to launch asteroid deflection test
Dart mission is designed to spot an asteroid on collision course with Earth and deflect its path

Stuart Clark

12, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Nasa stacks Orion capsule atop Artemis 1 as moon mission nears
Final preparations begin for Nasa’s Artemis programme to return astronauts to moon

Stuart Clark

29, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Astronomers spot first possible exoplanet outside our galaxy
Saturn-sized planet candidate has been identified in Whirlpool Galaxy 28m light years away

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

26, Oct, 2021 @12:16 PM

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Nasa announces uncrewed flights around the Moon to begin in February 2022
The Orion capsule will be launched on the Space Launch System, paving the way for the resumption of people to walk on Earth’s satellite again

Guardian staff

23, Oct, 2021 @2:58 AM

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Nasa prepares to launch Lucy mission to distant asteroids
Six-year voyage to Trojans could reveal vital information on history of solar system

Stuart Clark

15, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Ground control to Captain Kirk! William Shatner is off to the final frontier, for real
At the age of 90, the Star Trek star is set to board Jeff Bezos’s space ship today. It’s just the latest chapter in a long relationship between the sci-fi smash and real-life space odysseys

Duncan Barrett

13, Oct, 2021 @10:05 AM

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