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Voyagers 1 & 2 – The Spacecraft That Keep on Giving

This past week brought humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft – Voyagers 1 and 2 – into the picture again for two reasons: it would have been Carl Sagan’s 85th birthday on Novemb...

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First Emirati on the ISS blasts off on Soyuz Rocket

A soyuz rocket has blasted off from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan to take astronauts to the International Space Station. The three member crew includes an Emirati, Russian and an American. H...

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#OnThisDay – Svetlana Savitskaya first woman to perform a spacewalk

On July 25, 1984, Svetlana Savitskaya become the first woman to fly to space twice and the first to perform a spacewalk. She was also the second woman in space.

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NASA sending Dragonfly mission to Saturn’s moon Titan

27 June 2019 – NASA announced on Thursday afternoon that it would be sending a robotic rotorcraft dubbed Dragonfly to Titan that will collect samples and measure soil composition in search for s...

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A Universe in a Picture

The story begins almost 14 billion years ago but we are going to take it up in 1948, when Ralph Alpherin, while doing research on the Big Bang, together with Robert Herman and George Gamow, predicted ...

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This month, you can see Jupiter and its largest moons with just your binoculars

NASA has said that Jupiter “is at its biggest and brightest this month,” and can be observed in detail with only a minimum of equipment. Read more

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The International Space Station turns 20

As children, we all learned of Sputnik, the artificial satellite launched into a low earth orbit on October 4, 1957, by the then USSR, thus beginning the entry of humans into space. The US responded w...

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Happy Carl Sagan Day — The Voyagers and the Pale Blue Dot

It was the year 1977 and just eight years after human beings had landed on the moon that another epic journey began. Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 are robotic probes launched in 1977, whose primary mission ...

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Space news: Landing on an asteroid, visiting Mercury and collecting solar data

On December 3, 2014, Jaxa, the Japanese space agency launched its asteroid sample return mission, Hayabusa 2. The spacecraft approached the asteroid Ryugu on June 27, 2018 and is now at a distance of ...