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NASA investigating first crime committed in space: report

US space agency NASA is investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space, The New York Times reported Saturday.

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Nasa confirms ocean moon mission

Scientists working on a mission to the ocean moon of Europa can proceed with the final design and construction of the spacecraft, Nasa has said.

Tue 20 Aug 19 from BBC News

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Asteroid Ryugu has no dust on it and we don’t know why

The most detailed pictures yet from the asteroid Ryugu show it has no dust, which is very strange. There are at least three competing possible explanations

Thu 22 Aug 19 from Newscientist

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Docking aborted for Russia's first humanoid robot in space

An unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot to be sent into orbit failed to dock at the International Space Station on Saturday, in a new setback for Moscow.

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Spacewalking astronauts add parking spot to space station

Spacewalking astronauts added another parking spot to the International Space Station on Wednesday.

Wed 21 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Russia launches life-sized robot into space

The robot, named Fedor, will perform daily tasks during its 10 days on the International Space Station.

Thu 22 Aug 19 from BBC News

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It’s not quite Mars, but it will do

Atacama microbes may hold clues to life.

Thu 22 Aug 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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Chandrayaan-2: India spacecraft begins orbiting Moon

The $145m Chandrayaan-2 aims to become the first space mission to land on the Moon's south pole.

Tue 20 Aug 19 from BBC News

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Rolling Stones get a little piece of Mars to call their own

There is now a "Rolling Stones Rock" on Mars, and it's giving Mick and the boys some serious satisfaction.

Fri 23 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Last of its kind rocket puts GPS satellite in orbit

A rocket that's the last of its kind delivered the newest, most powerful GPS satellite to orbit for the Air Force on Thursday.

Thu 22 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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