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Lap of the Planet is due to air in March with two other space spin-offs planned
NuSTAR captures dead star and distant black holes
A coronal mass ejection two days ago could make the aurora visible
Map uses 'cosmic ripples' created by the formation of the Universe to create a 'standard ruler' to measure distances between 1.2 million galaxies
It is also expected to discover thousands of previously unknown objects
A failure in the coolant system last Wednesday led to the shutting down of all nonessential systems, though Nasa reports the astronauts are safe and comfortable
Molecular ions of argon hydride were detected in supernova remnant
State television showed images of the rocket blasting off and returning
Scientists believe life may exist within underground ocean - living off minerals and using tidal heat as a source of energy
The latest in the series goes up against Forza 5 - but which is the better racer?
Nasa said crew are safe and experts are working to troubleshoot the problem
The water signatures are hazy due to atmospheric conditions, but scientists are 'very confident' that it exists
Scientists record the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed, luckily it was in a far-off galaxy
Researchers confirm first detection of sub-atomic particles from beyond the Solar System
Jim Al-Khalili's new two-part physics documentary Light and Dark had a scope that seemed just a little ambitious for two hours of television. "Light and Dark is essentially the story of everything we know and everything we don't know about our universe." So that's pretty much everything, then, Jim? Yet rather than the confusion of ideas you might expect, Al-Khalili's documentary illuminated a scientific story with its own, rather beautiful, internal logic.
The icy object might become the brightest comet of the century if it survives its 'sungrazing' journey through our solar system