Despite Nigel Farage's prediction that the UK Independence party will cause an “earthquake” in British politics at the European Parliament elections, Britons give Ukip as much chance of winning as finding life on Mars.
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Tuesday 06 March 2012
'Sky crane' will lower robotic probe on to Red Planet in latest attempt to uncover signs of life
Saturday 11 February 2012
Nasa is about to propose "irrational" major cuts to its exploration of other planets, especially Mars, scientists claim.
Saturday 17 December 2011
The heaviest interplanetary spacecraft ever launched is about to become one of the most dangerous man-made objects to fall from space when it crashes to the ground early in the new year.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
Scientists say new views of the massive asteroid Vesta reveal it is more like a planet.
Sunday 27 November 2011
There have been 38 previous missions to Mars. To mark the latest, Matthew Bell offers 39 insights into the Red Planet
Wednesday 09 November 2011
A Russian space probe aiming to land on a Mars moon was stuck circling the Earth after equipment failure, and scientists raced to fire up its engines before the whole thing came crashing down.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
It travelled at an average pace of 60cm an hour and it has arrived a year late. But the Mars rover Opportunity has finally approached its destination, the rim of the vast Endeavour crater.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
It travelled at an average speed of 60cm an hour and it has arrived a year late. But the Mars rover Opportunity is finally approaching its destination, the rim of the vast Endeavour crater.
Saturday 06 August 2011
Friday 05 August 2011
Streams of salty water could be coursing their way down the steep sides of craters on Mars, scientists believe after identifying a series of dark lines in photographs.
Friday 08 July 2011
Friday 27 May 2011
Scientists believe the interior of the Moon is very similar to that of Earth, with an abundance of water below its surface
Saturday 07 May 2011
Friday 08 April 2011
Friday 01 April 2011
It’s a preposterous story – the stuff of which operas (or the latest Wallace and Gromit) are made: Belgian physicist Auguste Piccard, determined to prove Einstein’s Einstein’s theory of relativity, takes to the skies in a balloon-powered capsule and becomes the first man to reach the stratosphere.
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End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
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Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
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