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Philae comet probe: World prepares for final farewell
Philae comet probe: World prepares for final farewell

Philae is a robotic lander that accompanied the Rosetta spacecraft until it landed on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

See pic: Hubble views two galaxies merging
See pic: Hubble views two galaxies merging

The US space agency NASA recently released a stunning picture of an irregular shaped galaxy some 230 million light years away in the constellation of Hercules.

Splendid image of galaxy NGC 7252 from Hubble!
Splendid image of galaxy NGC 7252 from Hubble!

The spiral galaxy has a superficial resemblance to an atomic nucleus surrounded by the loops of electronic orbits.

Soyuz spacecraft set for next space station crew launch Tuesday
Soyuz spacecraft set for next space station crew launch Tuesday

NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko will be joined by Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency), who will become the first Briton to go to space since 1991.

NASA celebrates 20 years of SOHO in space with stunning video – Watch
NASA celebrates 20 years of SOHO in space with stunning video – Watch

SOHO also found an unexpected role as the greatest comet hunter of all time - reaching 3,000 comet discoveries in September 2015.

Hubble zeros in on quadruple star system DI Cha
Hubble zeros in on quadruple star system DI Cha

DI Cha, also known as Hen 3-593 or HIP 54365, is a quadruple system containing two sets of binary stars, though only two stars are apparent.

European-Russian joint mission to colonise the Moon
European-Russian joint mission to colonise the Moon

The probe, named “Luna 27,” will explore the freezing “dark” south pole of the Moon to assess whether there is water or any raw materials to create fuel and oxygen.

New 'SkinSuit' trialled in space
New 'SkinSuit' trialled in space

The SkinSuit is the brainchild of Dr James Waldie, aerospace engineer and senior research associate at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne.

Hubble captures an aging star waving goodbye
Hubble captures an aging star waving goodbye

Planetary nebula PK 329-02.2, otherwise known as Menzel 2, is located in the constellation of Norma in the southern sky.

Citizen scientists discover 3,000th comet
Citizen scientists discover 3,000th comet

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) - a joint project of the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA - has discovered its 3,000th comet, cementing its standing as the greatest comet finder of all time.

Look: Incredible picture of Sunflower Galaxy from Hubble
Look: Incredible picture of Sunflower Galaxy from Hubble

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has recently produced a stunning view of the famous galaxy Messier 63, also known as the Sunflower Galaxy.

NASA, ESA release new Hubble image: Spiral galaxy M96
NASA, ESA release new Hubble image: Spiral galaxy M96

The US space agency NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) released a new Hubble Space Telescope image last week - Messier 96.

Russian Soyuz heads to space station with first Danish astronaut aboard
Russian Soyuz heads to space station with first Danish astronaut aboard

A Rusian manned spacecraft with three astronauts onboard was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Wednesday.

Rosetta spacecraft captures dramatic comet outburst ahead of perihelion
Rosetta spacecraft captures dramatic comet outburst ahead of perihelion

European probe Rosetta spacecraft has recently captured a brilliant plume of gas and dust erupted from the comet Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

European Space Agency sends Kombucha microbes to space
European Space Agency sends Kombucha microbes to space

The European Space Agency has sent samples of bacteria and yeasts that are used to make Kombucha, an ancient brew drunk for centuries in Eurasia, to space to understand what forms of life can survive beyond Earth.

NASA deploys new system to avoid traffic jams at Mars
NASA deploys new system to avoid traffic jams at Mars

 Five active spacecrafts are now orbiting the Red Planet, including one from India, leaving NASA with no option but to beef up traffic monitoring, communication and manoeuvre planning to ensure that Mars orbiters do not collide with one another.

Rosetta comet-chasing mission extended to September 2016

The European Space Agency announced Tuesday that its historic comet-chasing mission Rosetta had been extended until the end of September 2016.

Scientists identify 'active volcanism' on Venus
Scientists identify 'active volcanism' on Venus

Scientists have discovered hot lava flows on Venus, providing evidence for active volcanism on Earth's neighbour planet.

Philae lander makes fresh contact from comet surface: ESA
Philae lander makes fresh contact from comet surface: ESA

Europe's robot lab Philae has called home once more, a day after sending its first message in seven months in its trek towards the Sun on the back of a comet, mission officials said Monday.

Exodus of white dwarf stars captured for first time ever

A team of astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has, for the first time, collected a census of young white dwarf stars beginning their migration from the crowded center of an ancient star cluster to its less populated outskirts.