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'Marsquake': first tremor detected on Red Planet

'Marsquake': first tremor detected on Red Planet

Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth's neighbour.

Moon shot: Toyota, Japan space agency plan lunar mission

Moon shot: Toyota, Japan space agency plan lunar mission

Toyota is teaming up with Japan's space agency on a planned mission to the Moon, with the Japanese auto giant expected to develop a lunar rover, officials and local media said Wednesday.

SpaceX rocket with unmanned US capsule blasts off for space station

SpaceX rocket with unmanned US capsule blasts off for space station

A SpaceX rocket with an unmanned crew capsule blasted off on Saturday for the International Space Station, in a key milestone for Elon Musk’s space company and NASA's long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from US soil later this year.

New Universe map unearths 300,000 more galaxies

New Universe map unearths 300,000 more galaxies

A new map of the night sky published Tuesday charts hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies discovered using a telescope that can detect light sources optical instruments cannot see.

New Mars rover named after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin

New Mars rover named after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin

A British-made rover that will set off for Mars next year in search for signs of life was named Thursday after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin.

Mars InSight deploys French-made quake sensor on Red Planet

Mars InSight deploys French-made quake sensor on Red Planet

The US space agency's unmanned Mars Insight lander, which touched down on the Red Planet last month, has successfully deployed its key, quake-sensing instrument on the alien world's surface, NASA said Thursday.

Soyuz 'successfully' launched into orbit: Roscosmos

Soyuz 'successfully' launched into orbit: Roscosmos

Russia's space agency Roscosmos said Monday the first manned Soyuz flight to the International Space Station since a failed launch in October was proceeding according to plan.

Super-computer brings 'cloud' to astronauts in space

Super-computer brings 'cloud' to astronauts in space

A super-computer at the International Space Station aims to bring ‘cloud’ computing to astronauts in space and speed up their ability to run data analysis in orbit, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise said Thursday.

China, France launch satellite to study climate change

China, France launch satellite to study climate change

China sent its first ever satellite built in partnership with another country into space on Monday, a device tasked with helping scientists better predict dangerous cyclones and climate change ...

'That was a short flight': crew of failed rocket keeps cool

'That was a short flight': crew of failed rocket keeps cool

Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin retained an enviable sang-froid Thursday as he realised while travelling at thousands of miles an hour that his spacecraft would have to make an emergency landing.

Japan space robots start asteroid survey

Japan space robots start asteroid survey

A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system.

NASA counts down to launch of laser study of ice sheets

NASA counts down to launch of laser study of ice sheets

NASA counted down Saturday to the launch of its $1 billion ICESat-2 mission, using advanced lasers to uncover the true depth of the melting of Earth's ice sheets.