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Rosetta Finds The Building Blocks For Life On Comet

Scientists have long debated the possibility that some of the key ingredients for life on Earth were brought to our newly-formed planet by comets and asteroids. A new discovery in the “fuzzy atmosphere” of Rosetta’s comet may lend some credence to this theory.


Mars Is Making Its Closest Approach To Us In A Decade, Here's How To Watch

Mars is our closest planetary neighbour, but even it is still pretty far away — which is why its closest approach in a decade is such an unmissable opportunity. Here’s how and why to watch Mars’ close approach, and what you should be looking for when you do.


This Is The Best Look At Pluto's Surface We're Going To Get

New Horizons may be millions of kilometres beyond Pluto in the Kuiper Belt right now, but that hasn’t stopped the spacecraft from continuing to beam back glorious imagery of its encounter with our solar system’s weirdest little ice world. A new NASA video reveals the most detailed images of Pluto’s surface yet — and they’re spellbinding.


What Happens When Space And Fashion Collide

Over the past few months, five fashion schools have been working with the European Space Agency to find out what happens when space-age technologies and materials collide with couture design. The results, shown here, were unveiled at the London Science Museum this week.


The Time To Nuke Mars Is Now

Good news, prospective Martian colonists: that frigid hellscape where you hope to spend out your days alone and in darkness is currently in a “warm phase”. Scientists are now reporting the first observational evidence that Mars recently emerged from an ice age, which can only mean one thing. It’s time to bring out the bombs and terraform that sucker.


Live: Watch SpaceX Launch A Rocket, And Try One Of Its Trickiest Ocean Landings Yet

SpaceX has been having an incredible run of rocket launches lately — the most notable part is that it’s been successfully landing its rockets on a barge in the ocean. Not easy. Today, it will attempt one of its most complicated landings yet. Let’s watch and see what happens at 7:40am AEST today.


NASA's New Inflatable Space House Failed And Nobody Knows Why

The International Space Station was supposed to get its very first attachable, expandable space house last night. Instead, the structure refused to inflate — and nobody’s quite sure what went wrong.


Watch The ISS Crew Inflate Its New Space House

The ISS is getting a little renovation done, courtesy of its very first attachable space house, which is almost ready to inflate. Will it pop? Float away? Let’s watch to find out.


 These Martian Rocks Hint At Ancient Alien Life

Mars may be a frigid, dusty wasteland today, but evidence is mounting that the Red Planet was warm and wet long ago. Future missions to Mars will seek out signs of life from that livelier era — and a recent geologic analysis has revealed where we should begin our search.


Researchers Just Answered One Of The Big Questions About How Black Holes Form

Among the (many) mysteries surrounding the gigantic black holes that live at the centre of galaxies is just how they managed to get so big, so fast. Finally, scientists have come up with an explanation for their improbably large existence.


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