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Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) may have only been discovered in March but astronomers expect it to be the brightest comet of the year. The “dirty snowball” of ice, rock and gas is now heading past...

Following four years of development, the SpaceX Demo-2 mission will this Wednesday finally launch. Demo-2 marks the first time NASA astronauts will blast into orbit on a US-built vehicle from America soil...

Astronomers in Hawaii have discovered a first-of-its-kind space rock that appears to be a cross between an asteroid and a comet. The unusual asteroid belongs to a family of objects that share an orbit...

The shock announcement comes as NASA edges closer to ending its reliance on Roscosmos for launching crews into orbit. The International Space Station (ISS) is expected to remain operational for another...

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will fly a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) tomorrow (May 27). Strapped to a Falcon 9 rocket, the Crew Dragon will be accelerated...

The SpaceX launch is pencilled in for Wednesday (May 27) and will see NASA astronauts launch into orbit from US soil for the first time in nine years. Since the end of the Space Shuttle programme in 2011,...

Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, a top vaccine researcher who led the Australian team, said the pathogen was “not typical of a normal zoonotic [animal to human] infection” because it presented...

The Merneptah Stele is an ancient slab of granite etched with the conquests of the Egyptian Pharaoh Merneptah. The ancient Egyptian ruler is believed to have reigned between 1213 and 1203 BCE when he conquered...

Scott C. Waring, a UFO expert, claims to have found an alien base on Google Earth. While looking on the computer programme, which provides satellite imagery and aerial photography of the globe, the UFO...

The Sun has entered a period of reduced activity, known as a solar minimum, which happens on a cyclical pattern. Every 11 years or so, the burning heart of our solar system swings between energetic peaks...

‘Fastest ever’ internet speed capable of downloading 1,000 HD movies in under a second is recorded in Australia – and it is three million times faster than the country’s average...

The NASA-SpaceX collaboration marks a historic moment for the US space agency, which has relied on Russia’s Soyuz rockets to put humans in orbit for nine years. But this could change on May 27 with...

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The woman, who only introduced herself as Yon, recalled her near-death experience (NDE) during surgery for an intestinal obstruction. Yon shared her bizarre NDE account with the Near-Death Experience Research...

Space travel is marred by long distances and inefficient propulsion systems that limit humanity’s reach for the stars. When the crew of Apollo 11 flew to the Moon in 1969, it took the astronauts...

Asteroid 136795 (1997 BQ) is racing around the Sun on a trajectory that will bring it within “close approach” distance of Earth. NASA tracks dozens of so-called near-Earth objects (NEOs) making...