Space

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Europe’s Jupiter spacecraft enters crucial testing phase
Critical sequence of tests begins in space simulator to prepare Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer for its journey to the great gas giant

Stuart Clark

14, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Starwatch: your best chance of the year to see Mercury at night
Observers in the northern hemisphere can start tonight to look for the elusive target

Stuart Clark

10, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Irresponsible’: Nasa chides China as rocket debris lands in Indian Ocean
US agency accuses Beijing of failing to meet expected standards regarding its space debris

Reuters in Beijing

09, May, 2021 @11:28 AM

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Chinese rocket’s chaotic fall to Earth highlights problem of space junk
China has played down fears that its Long March 5B rocket could hit a populated area or a plane in flight but there is no shortage of problem debris in orbit

Edward Helmore

08, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Stephen Collins on Nasa’s Mars landing – cartoon
Ground control...

Stephen Collins

08, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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US military has ‘no plan’ to shoot down debris from falling Chinese rocket
Defense secretary is hopeful rocket will crash in the ocean; Aerospace Corp said it expects debris to hit the Pacific near the equator

Guardian staff and agencies

07, May, 2021 @9:25 AM

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Eta Aquarids meteor shower 2021: Australia expecting to see spectacular display of shooting stars
The best time to look skyward will be from 2.30am to 3am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning – and you won’t need a telescope

Mostafa Rachwani

06, May, 2021 @5:50 AM

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Debris from Chinese rocket could hit Earth at weekend, says expert
Communist party newspaper claims Long March 5B should easily burn up in atmosphere but expert warns pieces will reach Earth

Warren Murray and Ian Sample

06, May, 2021 @12:10 AM

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‘Out-of-control’ Chinese rocket falling to Earth could partially survive re-entry
Long March 5B is doing 27,600km/h in failing orbit, with eventual crash site unknown, after launching space station hub

Alison Rourke

04, May, 2021 @2:55 AM

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Starwatch: shooting stars from the tail of Halley’s comet
The Eta Aquarids may not be the most spectacular meteors of the year but they are fun to see

Stuart Clark

03, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Will Virgin Galactic ever lift off?
It’s taken 17 years, with many setbacks and some deaths, and still Richard Branson’s space mission is yet to launch

Nicholas Schmidle

02, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Fifty years after Apollo, space is about to transform our life on Earth beyond recognition | Will Hutton
An almost unbelievable future is at hand, and Britain is well placed to lay claim to a stake in it

Will Hutton

02, May, 2021 @6:45 AM

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