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The signal came at 18:16 GMT. Rosetta, the comet-chasing space probe launched by the European Space Agency a decade ago, had woken up.
The vessel is being woken, hopefully, by the 'most important alarm clock in the solar system'
It's hoped the way they adapt their foraging behavior will help to develop smarter robots
A riff on a cosmic joke turns this space comedy into something far greater
The firm hopes to take first ever tourists to space later this year. Onboard cameras were able to capture its rocket-powered engine, the first time it has been used
Our technology expert reflects on this year’s Consumer Electronics Show
Chris Hadfield, the singing astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, has taken on a role as cultural ambassador for Ireland.
Lap of the Planet is due to air in March with two other space spin-offs planned
As China eyes a manned mission to the Moon, Nasa’s Curiosity has found proof that there was once water – and thus potentially simple life – on the Red Planet
Britain will next year have its own space-weather centre for predicting the arrival of solar “super-storms” that can trigger electricity blackouts across whole cities and knock out GPS satellites, the Government will announce today.
Three wide-margin wins over England have put the hosts in an unassailable lead already
US astronauts faced a 'mini blizzard' of ammonia during a rare spacewalk
The 600lb robot succesfully detached from the Chang'e-3 lander this weekend
China has sent six-wheeled lunar rover to the Moon searching for minerals, but the EU is after something more elusive
State television showed images of the rocket blasting off and returning
China has reported landing its Jade Rabbit rover on the moon, in the first soft landing of a rover in nearly four decades today, the latest step in the country's ambitious space programme.