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From fleeing Hitler to Mars: the scientist who changed space travel
The remarkable journey of Ben Abeles will be celebrated next week by the opening of a new archive

Robin McKie Science editor

28, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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‘We go for all and by all’: Artemis II crew certain of moon mission success
Called ‘humanity’s crew’, the four-person team comprises the first woman and the first person of color on a lunar assignment

David Smith in Washington

21, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Scientists criticise Nasa for scaling back mission to explore beyond Pluto
Anger at decision to axe the main task of the New Horizons spacecraft to probe the remote Kuiper belt

Robin McKie, Observer Science Editor

13, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Satellite images show California’s ‘ghost lake’ reappearing after sodden winter
New images document the re-emergence of Tulare Lake, and residents brace for more flooding as snowpack starts to melt

Gabrielle Canon

12, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship rocket blows up minutes after launch
Largest and most powerful rocket ever built blasts off on test flight that is hoped to be step on human journey to Mars

Oliver Holmes

20, Apr, 2023 @2:07 PM

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Inside the 3D-printed box in Texas where humans will prepare for Mars
Starting this June, four volunteers will spend a year pretending to live on the red planet inside the Mars Dune Alpha habitat

Charlie Scudder in Houston, Texas

12, Apr, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Ready for launch: the mission to find alien life on Jupiter’s icy moons
The eight-year, £1.4bn voyage into deep space will explore the frozen oceans of Ganymede, Europa and Callisto

Robin McKie Science Editor

09, Apr, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Return of the Gedi: space mission that maps Earth’s forests saved from destruction
Nasa grants last-minute reprieve to invaluable climate and biodiversity scanner on International Space Station, due to be incinerated in Earth’s atmosphere

Patrick Greenfield

28, Mar, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Does the future of medicine lie in space?
Earth’s gravity makes it harder to cultivate the proteins needed to study diseases and pathogens. And although the cost of space travel is high, private enterprise is stepping in

David Cox

26, Mar, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Harvard physicist plans expedition to find ‘alien artefact’ that fell from space
Avi Loeb organizing $1.5m search to Papua New Guinea to look for interstellar object that crashed into ocean in 2014

Maya Yang

24, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Nasa’s new science chief Nicola Fox: ‘I grew up starstruck by space’
Raised in Hertfordshire and encouraged to think big from an early age, Fox is only second woman to hold the post

Linda Geddes

17, Mar, 2023 @1:13 PM

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Loud booms heard in Texas were due to 1,000-lb meteroid exploding, Nasa says
Local 911 dispatches received multiple calls from residents about loud noises and a possible ‘explosion’ that shook their homes

Gloria Oladipo

17, Feb, 2023 @3:33 PM

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