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Space agency suggests 2025 as a possible date to complete the mission

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Researchers said the event was the 'most powerful ever recorded' by the system

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The new discovery is thankfully only 300 metres across and orbits at a safe distance from Earth

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Chile and Argentina have  evacuated a region near the Copahue volcano in the Andes on the border between the two countries, after fears intensified that it would erupt.

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An asteroid nine times larger than the QE2 is due to sail past the Earth later this month.

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Fist-sized fireball likely to be formed from debris from Halley's Comet

Magda, By Meike Ziervogel. Salt Publishing £9.99

Magda Goebbels is a woman almost as infamous as Medea, and for the same reason: she murdered her children. The wife of Joseph Goebbels, she poisoned her five daughters and one son, then herself, in Hitler's bunker in the final days of the Second World War. Meike Ziervogel's debut novel imagines her motivations in scenes involving Magda, her mother and eldest daughter Helge.

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Spanish farmer makes meteoric finding on his patio

For over 30 years, the 100kg rock on farmer Faustino Asensio Lopez’s patio served its purpose as a ham press.

San Marino v England: Fans turn on Rio Ferdinand who criticises set-up of the English game

Hodgson hears chants about defender but preferred to focus on Tuesday’s game

At the time of the Google takeover, YouTube had an estimated usage of 50 million worldwide.

The third largest country in the world: YouTube reaches a billion monthly viewers

The meteoric rise in traffic is due to the rise of social media and lucrative advertising by its parent company

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That's reassuring: Nasa chief Charles Bolden's advice on asteroid heading for Earth: just pray

Head of Nasa made statement at hearing held to establish what was being done and how much money is needed to better protect the planet for asteroids and meteors

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