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Neutron star smashup 'transforms' our understanding of Universe

For the first time, scientists have witnessed the cataclysmic crash of two ultra-dense neutron stars in a galaxy far away

For the first time, scientists have witnessed the cataclysmic crash of two ultra-dense ...

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Neutron star smashup 'transforms' our understanding of Universe

'The Sentinel-5P satellite is now safely in orbit so it is up to our mission control ...

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Russia launches European satellite to monitor Earth's atmosphere

The Falcon 9's first stage had previously flown on a cargo mission to the International ...

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SpaceX launches, lands recycled rocket

Dubbed 2012 TC4, the space rock will shave past at an altitude of less than 44,000 ...

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Close call: passing asteroid to test Earth's warning systems

(UPDATED) Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson win the Nobel ...

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Trio takes chemistry Nobel for 'cool' method to study molecules

A tropical cyclone is one of the Earth's strongest forces, a combination of strong, ...

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EXPLAINER: How tropical cyclones form

(UPDATED) The Russians and Americans will cooperate to build the systems needed to ...

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Russia, U.S. shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project

It brings Canberra into line with most other developed nations, which already have ...

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Australia to create national space agency

'The effect Cassini has – and will have – on the future of planetary exploration will ...

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NASA's $3.9-B Cassini spacecraft makes death plunge into Saturn

Cassini's last 5 orbits will take it through Saturn's uppermost atmosphere, before a ...

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Cassini readies final plunge into Saturn