Space

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Don’t Look Up review – slapstick apocalypse according to DiCaprio and Lawrence
Adam McKay’s laboured satire challenges political indifference to looming comet catastrophe but misses out on the comedy

Peter Bradshaw

08, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Southern Cross star is 14.5 times heavier than sun, scientists say
Using astroseismology, researchers have calculated that the bright blue giant Beta Crucis is 11m years old

Eva Corlett in Wellington

07, Dec, 2021 @6:26 AM

Starwatch: Jupiter, Saturn and Venus chart the moon’s movement
Jupiter and Saturn will showcase the moon’s phases with Venus providing additional markers along the way

Stuart Clark

06, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Starwatch: Taurus and Orion point way to Cetus the sea monster
Obscure constellation’s name features in Perseus myth as beast denied chance to devour Andromeda

Stuart Clark

29, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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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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To the Moon review – beguiling essay on the satellite’s pervasive pull
Threading together sequences showing the lunar face of subjects from love to madness, this is a gorgeous journey into outer and inner space

Phil Hoad

23, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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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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Starwatch: a close lunar encounter with Pollux
The brightest star in the constellation Gemini, the twins, is named after the son of Leda and Zeus

Stuart Clark

22, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Gas station in space’: new plan to make rocket fuel from junk in Earth’s orbit
Australian company joins global effort to recycle dangerous space debris

Tory Shepherd

19, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Moonrise magic: why Friday’s lunar eclipse offers an unusual twilight show for most of Australia
This will be the longest partial eclipse of the 21st century, lasting three hours and 28 minutes

Tanya Hill for the Conversation

19, Nov, 2021 @1:20 AM

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