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21 days ago
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China Moon landing: China lands lunar rover on dark side of the Moon, paving path to manned 2030 ...

China’s Moon programme is part of a growing rivalry with the US.

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about 1 month ago
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New planet: scientists discover Gliese 12 b, potentially habitable Earth-sized planet in Gliese 1...

Gliese 12 b completes an orbit around its star every 12.8 days and is similar in size to Earth

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about 1 month ago
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Northern Lights: will aurora borealis be visible in UK tonight, how to see next northern lights -...

Scientists at Aurora Watch UK have issued a ‘red alert’

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2 months ago
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Lyrid meteor shower UK: 2024 peak date, how to see it, what is it, do you need binoculars - weath...

Prepare to observe a time-honoured and breathtaking cosmic phenomena this weekend: the Lyrid meteor shower.

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3 months ago
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Where can you see the solar eclipse 2024? What time will it happen - when is next full solar ecli...

The eclipse will be visible in parts of the UK - but where exactly?

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3 months ago
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What time is the solar eclipse 2024? When is the full eclipse in April, what is an eclipse - can ...

Solar eclipses are one of the most spectacular celestial phenomena we Earthlings get to experience, as the Moon obscu...

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3 months ago
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When is spring 2024? Spring equinox date and time, start, first day in UK - when do the clocks go...

There are actually various ways to define the 'first' day of spring

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5 months ago
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Lunar eclipse: when is the next total or penumbral moon eclipse in the UK 2024 - what is a lunar ...

Solar eclipses may provide the most spectacular celestial phenomena we Earthlings get to experience, but lunar eclips...

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5 months ago
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When is the next supermoon? Are there any supermoons in 2024, what are they - and full moon dates

The next full moon is on August 31 at 2.35am in the UK and is known as a 'blue moon'. It will also be a supermoon and...

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5 months ago
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January full moon 2024: is there a full moon tonight in UK, when is the next full moon - what is ...

The full moon of January is known as a Wolf Moon - but why?

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5 months ago
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Doomsday Clock: what is the current clock time in 2024, what is the Doomsday Clock, announcement ...

The world's top scientists don't think Earth is any closer to averting disaster

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5 months ago
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Peregrine lander: will Moon spacecraft crash back to Earth today, where will it land, time - is i...

'We expect re-entry to occur today'

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6 months ago
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Vulcan rocket launch: Peregrine Mission One moon lander explained, NASA - when was last Apollo la...

The mission is historic - but not without its controversy

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6 months ago
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The new diamond: Researchers create ‘near unbreakable substance’ to rival coveted precious stone

Scientists have created an unbreakable substance that could rival diamond as the hardest material on Earth.

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6 months ago
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Lunar Anthropocene: scientists argue that the Moon has been altered by human activity - so it bel...

Humans have been changing the moon since the Soviet Luna 2 probe crash-landed on the lunar surface in 1959

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6 months ago
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Betelgeuse: famous star will disappear in the night sky - how to see it in the UK

The event will take place in the early hours of the morning

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7 months ago
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Halley's Comet: this weekend marks famed comet's aphelion - when was it first discovered?

The comet has been noted by astronomers since 240 BC

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7 months ago
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When is the shortest day of the year: winter solstice - when does it start getting lighter again ...

Here's when you can start looking forward to lighter mornings and evenings again

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7 months ago
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When does it start getting lighter: when nights and mornings start getting lighter again in the U...

Here's when you can start looking forward to lighter mornings and evenings again

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7 months ago
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Chandrayaan-3: India’s spacecraft now circles the Earth after historic lunar mission

Chandrayaan-3 is a point of pride for India as it reached several milestones

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7 months ago
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Nasa's Deep Space Optical Comms Laser sends a message from 10 million miles away

The spacecraft sent the message via a laser

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7 months ago
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Astronomers hail discovery of a planet-forming disk beyond the Milky Way as a 'special moment'

The young star - and its disk - is located a mere 163,000 light years from Earth

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7 months ago
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Christmas Nativity: the importance of gold, frankincense and myrrh and what are they used for today?

Gold frankincense and myrrh were presented to Jesus by the Three Wise Men but the items are still popular to this day

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7 months ago
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Tiny star, huge planet: scientists discover a planet that shouldn't exist

The planet is more than 13 times as massive as the Earth

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7 months ago
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Internet blackouts: Solar storm to hit the Earth today - will we see the Northern Lights?

A massive solar storm is predicted to hit the Earth at lunchtime with mass radio, internet and GPS blackouts possible

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7 months ago
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Geminids meteor shower 2023: When is the peak, how to see them in the UK - and what are they?

One of the year's best showers will shortly be lighting up the night sky - the highly anticipated Geminids meteor shower

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7 months ago
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'What the heck is going on': high energy particle falls from the Local Void in space, baffling sc...

The particle comes second to the Oh-My-God particle

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7 months ago
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Living in space: First embryos from a mammal grown on International Space Station

This study shows it might be safe to be pregnant in space

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7 months ago
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2007 FT3: will this lost asteroid hit the Earth next year? Everything you need to know

The asteroid has been lost since 2007, a mere two days after it was spotted

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7 months ago
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Strongest Dogs on Earth: Here are the world's 10 most muscular breeds of adorable dog - including...

These dog breeds are the muscle-bound heavyweights of the pup world.

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7 months ago
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Iceland: What is a volcano, tectonic plates, earthquakes and eruptions explained - as Grindavik f...

Everything you could want to know about Earth's most impressive geological features

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7 months ago
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Mars: Nasa will not be able to reach its robots for two weeks as they worry about spiralling cost...

The Martian robots will be on their own due to a solar conjunction

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7 months ago
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Nasa: two astronauts drop a toolbox during a spacewalk around the ISS - how to see it from Earth

Two Nasa astronauts dropped the kit as they carried out maintenance work

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7 months ago
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Aliens: where are the most likely places for life in our solar system?

There are eight planets and almost 300 moons in our solar system - but how many could sustain life?

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8 months ago
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Space debris: is the airspace around Earth cluttered with junk, and is there a sustainable method...

Space debris surrounds the Earth so Nationalworld spoke to an expert at the UK Space Agency to see what sustainable w...

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8 months ago
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Leonids meteor shower 2023: when is the peak in the UK, how best to see them - what are they?

The annual meteor shower occurs when Earth passes through the debris of the comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

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8 months ago
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International Space Station: 23 years on, what does it do, who was first to dock and when did it ...

The ISS is celebrating a historic milestone of 23 years in space

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8 months ago
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How the Moon was made - rock from Theia protoplanet that smashed into Earth may still be in its m...

The Earth has two continent-sized blobs in its mantle - which may shed new light on how the Moon was created

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8 months ago
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Kilonovas: Ultra rare cataclysmic collision could eradicate all life on Earth, study finds

The gamma radiation and powerful X-ray afterglow would burn all life forms

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