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Why NASA won’t send humans to Venus

Although Venus is easier to reach than Mars, scientists and space agencies around the world show little interest in exploring the planet. A new study found traces of phosphine in the upper reaches of Venus’ clouds, leading researchers to believe there may be life on the planet. Why is it […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. A wise woman once said “money, money changes everything”. If you’ve got enough, you can join the US president at his swanky Palm Beach resort along with the Japanese prime minister. If you’re lucky, you might get to see him briefed on the latest nuclear crisis. We […]
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These 9 space facts will change your perception of the universe

VIDEO: Space is so unfathomably large and so unbelievably weird, that it can sometimes be difficult to convey basic facts. For example, you can fit all of our solar system's planets in the space between the Earth and our moon. Here are 9 facts that may bewilder and dumbfound your perceptions of space.
These 9 space facts will change your perception of the universe
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The biggest science stories in 2016

It’s List Season. Today, it’s all about science and the great things whitecoats accomplished in 2016. Still with a whole other month to go, humans have managed to conceive a baby that has three parents, give coffee the all-clear and note we all got a bit fatter. Thanks, science. Coffee […]
The biggest science stories in 2016
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NASA’s rover just discovered a weird metal rock on Mars

VIDEO: It's not everyday that you find a space rock on Mars. But that's exactly what NASA's Curiosity rover discovered on Oct. 27. The rock looks completely different from its surroundings because it's made of completely different materials.
NASA’s rover just discovered a weird metal rock on Mars
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Here’s how incredibly difficult it is to land on mars

Hopes of another successful landing on Mars were dashed last week when the Schiaparelli probe went missing in action during its descent onto the Red Planet. Pictures released over the weekend from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter appear to show a parachute and a disturbed area of the Martian landscape. Early […]
Here’s how incredibly difficult it is to land on mars
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Europe and Russia are about to make history by landing a spacecraft on Mars

VIDEO: The European-led Mars lander is approaching the Red Planet as part of the ExoMars mission between the European Space Agency and Russia's Roscosmos. The lander will be searching for signs of alien life on Mars, as well as conducting a series of scientific experiments. The European-Russian ExoMars program represents only the second European attempt to land a craft on Mars, after a failed mission by Britain's Beagle 2 in 2003, according to Reuters.
Europe and Russia are about to make history by landing a spacecraft on Mars
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10 things you need to know in Australia this morning

Good morning. 1. Elon Musk has thought a lot about colonising Mars, and the plan he revealed this morning is as inspiring as it is extraordinary. A trip on his new rocket would take “about 80 days”. SpaceX could bring the cost down to “as little as $US100,000”. We could […]
10 things you need to know in Australia this morning
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These 9 facts about space will blow your mind

VIDEO: Space is so unfathomably large and so unbelievably weird, that it can sometimes be difficult to convey basic facts. For example, you can fit all of our solar system's planets in the space between the Earth and our moon. Here are 9 facts that may bewilder and dumbfound your perceptions of space.
These 9 facts about space will blow your mind
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A 24-year-old has a solution for one of NASA’s biggest problems

VIDEO: When it comes to sending rockets to Mars, the biggest hurdle NASA has faced is the amount of energy needed to carry a very small payload over such a long distance. But 24-year-old engineering student Gary Li believes he's found a solution with an efficient self-healing plasma rocket.
A 24-year-old has a solution for one of NASA’s biggest problems
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Here’s how SpaceX plans to land on Mars in 2018

VIDEO: Elon Musk's private company SpaceX has big plans to usher in a new era of reusable rockets that could send the first humans to Mars and return them home. Here's how the company plans to land on the Red Planet as soon as 2018.
Here’s how SpaceX plans to land on Mars in 2018