Natural fireworks: Night sky to light up during Qaudrantid meteor shower

Natural fireworks: Night sky to light up during Qaudrantid meteor shower

[2013-01-02 20:20:59]
New Year's fireworks have come and gone, but a new light show is set to begin...
Biggest in the universe: Scientists discover black holes weighing 40 billion suns

Biggest in the universe: Scientists discover black holes weighing 40 billion suns

[2012-12-27 13:10:21]
It turns out that the largest black holes may be even bigger than scientists previously thought....
Reaching for the stars or false dawn? Russia says next-gen spacecraft design ready

Reaching for the stars or false dawn? Russia says next-gen spacecraft design ready

[2012-12-27 12:59:19]
Russia’s halting attempts to build a next generation spacecraft have received a boost after a leading...
Doomsday paranoia triggers private asteroid hunt

Doomsday paranoia triggers private asteroid hunt

[2012-12-23 08:43:19]
The Mayan doomsday may have passed without incident, but it's too early to relax. Astronomers have...
A New Earth? Potentially habitable planet discovered orbiting nearby star similar to our sun

A New Earth? Potentially habitable planet discovered orbiting nearby star similar to our sun

[2012-12-20 10:12:36]
There are currently 854 planets confirmed by observation outside our solar system
Russian scientists devising plan to get just-launched satellite to correct orbit

Russian scientists devising plan to get just-launched satellite to correct orbit

[2012-12-09 12:05:19]
Russian space scientists are devising a plan to bring the Yamal-402 communications satellite back into its...
Extremely rare ‘green bean’ galaxy discovered

Extremely rare ‘green bean’ galaxy discovered

[2012-12-05 21:28:57]
Astronomers have spilled the beans on a new galaxy and it’s turned out to be green....
Confirmed: British singer Brightman to blast off to space

Confirmed: British singer Brightman to blast off to space

[2012-12-05 21:06:32]
The Space Adventures agency has confirmed that Phantom of the Opera star Sarah Brightman has signed...
Soyuz-ST Takes Observation Satellite to Orbit

Soyuz-ST Takes Observation Satellite to Orbit

[2012-12-02 17:03:10]
Europe’s dual-purpose observation satellite Pleiades 1B was launched into orbit by Russian Soyuz-ST-a carrier rocket on...
Astronomers discover biggest object in the Universe

Astronomers discover biggest object in the Universe

[2012-12-01 16:49:40]
Astronomers have discovered the most massive, for the time being, object in the universe. This is...
Russia steps up collaboration in search for life on Mars

Russia steps up collaboration in search for life on Mars

[2012-11-30 10:39:22]
Several countries are joining forces to explore the solar system, and international cooperation in this area is set to grow. Russian instruments installed on American rovers are already looking for traces of both life on Mars and water on the Moon.
No more interest in further work on ISS?

No more interest in further work on ISS?

[2012-11-26 18:12:45]
The International Space Station (ISS) was launched 14 years ago, on November 20, 1998. This week can be a good opportunity to contemplate all that has been achieved and discuss the future of this unparalleled manned program in space. Yet its two principal operators - the U.S. and Russia - seem to drag their feet over further collaboration.
Russia builds an eastern route to the stars

Russia builds an eastern route to the stars

[2012-11-22 13:04:02]
In early November, Vladimir Popovkin – head of the Roscosmos space agency – visited the Amur region in the Russian Far East, where the construction of Russia's new “Vostochny” (Eastern) Cosmodrome is in progress. Following the visit, Popovkin announced a root-and-branch restructuring of the organization's operational management, ground-breaking work in developing new technologies, and the modernization of its ground operations. However, the feasibility of construction on such an enormous scale remains open to debate.
Vostochny cosmodrome & Angara rocket: 2 keystones of Russia’s space program

Vostochny cosmodrome & Angara rocket: 2 keystones of Russia’s space program

[2012-11-21 01:11:30]
By Olga Zakutnyaya Launch and technical complexes of the new Vostochny cosmodrome in Amur region will be...
Expedition 33’s Soyuz TMA-05M lands safe and sound, or how toilets may cause problems in space

Expedition 33’s Soyuz TMA-05M lands safe and sound, or how toilets may cause problems in space

[2012-11-21 01:06:53]
By Sarah Neary After more than 3 months on board the International Space Station (ISS), 3 space...
Soyuz landing capsule safely lands in Kazakhstan

Soyuz landing capsule safely lands in Kazakhstan

[2012-11-21 01:06:09]
The landing capsule of the Soyuz spacecraft has safely landed in Kazakhstan, according to the commentator...
Soyuz Spacecraft with 3 Crewmembers Undocks from ISS

Soyuz Spacecraft with 3 Crewmembers Undocks from ISS

[2012-11-18 23:39:47]
The Soyuz TMA-05M manned spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday, beginning is...
Star gazing: Chance to spot the ISS with your naked eye

Star gazing: Chance to spot the ISS with your naked eye

[2012-11-17 22:36:48]
Star gazers all over the world can now wander out to their back yard and see...
Astronomers discover oldest galaxy in Universe

Astronomers discover oldest galaxy in Universe

[2012-11-17 22:34:37]
Scientists have discovered the most distant and apparently the oldest galaxy in the known universe using...


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