Luhman 16B is the nearest brown dwarf to Earth, and the third nearest star system to our solar system
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Friday 15 February 2013
At its peak closeness, DA14 will come within 17,000 miles of our planet
Sunday 10 February 2013
Scientists toast success on "another proud day for America"
Thursday 31 January 2013
Former congresswoman who was paralysed in mass shooting makes surprise appearance at Senate hearing
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Average global surface temperature in 2012 was 0.56C warmer than the average for the period 1951 to 1980
Team of astronomers discover largest known spiral galaxy - that's five times the size of the Milky Way - by accident
Friday 11 January 2013
NGC 6872, is the biggest spiral galaxy seen yet
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Jesco von Puttkamer, who died on 27 December at the age of 79, was a member of Wernher von Braun's rocketry team in Alabama. Von Braun and his team's work led to the development of the Saturn V rocket, the rocket responsible for landing the Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon in 1969.
Friday 21 December 2012
An end-of-the-world party in Moscow was charging $1,000 for entry. Still, you can’t take it with you
Thursday 20 December 2012
The danger that the newspaper will be out of date before it hits the nation's doormats is, of course, a perennial problem for the press.
Calls to Nasa triple and site debunking end of the world myths gets 4.6m views as anxious US prepares for Armageddon
Thursday 20 December 2012
Some believe the 21st of December will signal the end of a 5,125-year cycle known as the Long Count - and will bring about the apocalypse
A cosmic collision: Two satellites due to smash into surface of the moon… but don't worry, it was all planned by Nasa
Monday 17 December 2012
NASA has deliberately guided the twin satellites into a cliff close to the moon’s northern pole
Thursday 13 December 2012
Nasa appears so confident about their prediction that he world will not come to an end that they have released the video early
Tuesday 11 December 2012
International plan to tackle Islamist radicals thrown into doubt after army grabs power again
Monday 10 December 2012
Habitable Exoplanets Catalog said it had far exceeded expectations in search for new Earth
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Nasa plans to follow up its Mars rover Curiosity mission with a duplicate rover that could collect and store samples for return to Earth, the agency's lead scientist has said.
Saturday 01 December 2012
Just in time for Christmas, scientists have confirmed a vast amount of ice at the north pole - on Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Benefits 'smart cards' plan revealed by Iain Duncan Smith to stop claimants spending welfare money on alcohol
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