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Starwatch: after Venus and Jupiter, the moon pays Mars a visit
In the northern hemisphere, our natural satellite and the red planet will be high in the sky and unmistakable

Stuart Clark

27, Mar, 2023 @5:00 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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Friday night Australian east coast solar storm could lead to spectacular light show
An enormous coronal hole opening on the sun, sending charged particles to Earth, will potentially cause auroras – and a range of technical issues

Tory Shepherd

24, Mar, 2023 @5:21 AM

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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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Australian military looks to build crucial space capabilities that will support Aukus nuclear subs
Defence department puts out call for satellites that can talk to each other and to the ground, are ‘scalable, rapidly deployable and reconstitutable’

Tory Shepherd

22, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Mystery solved after strange lights spotted over California night sky
Astronomer says unusual sighting 99.9% certain to be due to burning space debris from International Space Station

Matthew Cantor and agencies

20, Mar, 2023 @9:15 PM

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Calls for ban on light-polluting mass satellite groups like Elon Musk’s Starlink
Astronomers urge people to stand up to ‘big light’ industry amid unchecked brightening of night sky

Nicola Davis

20, Mar, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Starwatch: a tiny sliver of moon between Venus and Jupiter
New moon will be the thinnest of all crescents with just 5% of its surface illuminated

Stuart Clark

20, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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The forgotten maths genius who laid the foundations for Isaac Newton
A new play explores the short life of Jeremiah Horrocks, whose astonishing discoveries ‘changed the way we see the universe’

Donna Ferguson

19, Mar, 2023 @10:00 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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Virgin Orbit stops operations and furloughs most staff
Satellite launch company hunts for funding lifeline following failed attempt from UK soil

Alex Lawson

16, Mar, 2023 @9:16 AM

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Nasa tracking asteroid that could ruin Valentine’s Day in 2046
Asteroid known as 2023 DW is 50 metres wide and has a 1-in-607 chance of striking Earth – but not for two decades at least

Edwin Rios in New York

10, Mar, 2023 @2:27 PM

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