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ESA satellite to remove space junk

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 14:51

A new European mission aims to rendezvous a satellite with the hazardous space debris to render it harmless by netting it like fish.

`Mysterious space plane` speeding in low Earth orbit completes 500 days in space

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 19:19

A robotic space plane has been speeding in low Earth orbit, with some saying that it`s a weapon, while others claim it to be a data-gathering mission.

Beanstalk-like `space elevators` come closer to reality

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 16:12

Researchers suggest that a space elevator consisting of an Earth-anchored tether that extends 62,000 miles into space could eventually provide routine, safe, inexpensive and quiet access to orbit.

Changes in earth`s orbit blamed for Antarctic warming that ended last ice age

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 22:08

A US-led research team studying a new ice core from West Antarctica found that warming there was well under way 20,000 years ago.

`Big` Earth plays tug-of-war with Neptune-sized planet around same star

Last Updated: Friday, June 22, 2012, 12:51

Researchers have discovered a bigger version of Earth locked in an orbital tug-of-war with a much larger, Neptune-sized planet.

Biggest full moon of 2012 due to arrive on Saturday

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012, 13:50

The moon is set to get a lot bigger and brighter than average this weekend as it officially becomes full on Saturday (May 5) at 11:35 p.m. EDT.

When is the winter solstice?

Last Updated: Thursday, December 22, 2011, 12:46

The official onset of winter and the beginning of the end for long, dark nights in the northern hemisphere is marked by the winter solstice.

Russia is resigned to losing Mars moon probe

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 10:10

The unmanned $170 million Phobos-Ground was launched two weeks ago and reached preliminary Earth orbit.

Russia races to rescue Mars probe from Earth orbit

Last Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 08:52

A Russian spacecraft on its way to Mars with 12 tons of toxic fuel is stuck circling the wrong planet: ours. And it could come crashing back to Earth in a couple of weeks if engineers can`t coax it back on track.

New US satellite to monitor debris in Earth orbit

Last Updated: Monday, July 05, 2010, 14:00

A new US Air Force satellite will provide a full-time surveillance of thousands of pieces of debris circling the Earth.

New US satellite to monitor debris in Earth orbit

Last Updated: Saturday, July 03, 2010, 22:28

A new US Air Force satellite will provide the first full-time, space-based surveillance.