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Get over yourselves: Life in the multiverse could be commonplace

Dark energy clue comes to light

Decades-old data reveals shows Jupiter’s moon sprayed alien juice over Galileo probe

Plume pinpointing means the Europa Clipper is going surfing

NASA will send tiny helicopter to Mars

VID Why crawl when you can fly? Because flying in a thin atmosphere is hard, but Mars 2020 will try anyway

First SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket lobs comms sat into orbit

One small step for Musk, one giant leap for Bangladesh

Delayed gratification for Musk's rocket fanciers

Falcon 9 launch countdown stops at the last minute

ESA's all-seeing space eye captures momentary sunshine over Britain

New addition to Copernicus, Sentinel-3B, is alive and well and taking pictures

It's Galileo Groundhog Day! You can keep asking the same question, but it won't change the answer

Punxsutawney Phil, where will Brexit leave UK space?

NASA boss insists US returning to the Moon after Peanuts to show for past four decades

Plus: Russia's space head honcho launched out of his job

SpaceX Bangabandhu-1 launch held up while Dragon splashes down on time

First night nerves for Elon’s revamped rocket

Where to find dark matter? $34m says go look 2km under Canada

New experiment will look for the tiny vibrations made by Weakly Interacting Massive Particles

Astroboffins spot the first perfect exoplanet free of clouds

Without a shadow of a doubt WASP-96b has the clearest atmosphere yet

The Sun will blow up into a huge, glowing bubble of gas during its death

New study shows the Sun will turn into a planetary nebula after all

Put November 26 in your diary: That’s when Mars InSight lands. Hopefully

VID Probe prepared for sandstorms and more when it makes tricky parachute plunge

Pentagon in uproar: 'China's lasers' make US pilots shake in Djibouti

Begun, the laser wars have, it is claimed

The Rocky Planet Picture Show: NASA Mars InSight ready for launch

80% chance you won’t see an Atlas V through the California fog

Lakes on the moon? Boffins think they've found the evidence

Watery remains of meteorites could be trapped in craters

Shocking. Lightning strike knocks out neuro patient's brain implant

Got electrodes in your head? Invest in a surge protector

NASA demos little nuclear power plant to help find little green men

Kilopower experiment looks good for 10 kilowatts on the Moon, Mars or beyond

Astroboffins score a first by spotting traces of helium on an exoplanet

The second most abundant element has proven surprisingly hard to detect

NASA lunar rover trundles to a meeting with Doctor Hacksaw and Mister Axe

Bits of doomed Resource Prospector may survive on commercial moon buggies

Blighty: If EU won't let us play at Galileo, we're going home and taking encryption tech with us

UK stomps off in a sulk, mumbling something about its own satellite constellation

Grab your lamp, you've pulled: Brits punt life-saving gravity-powered light

The winch that saves Christmas, boffins hope

NASA dusts off FORTRAN manual, revives 20-year-old data on Ganymede

Analysing Galileo's Jovian moon results

Take-off crash 'n' burn didn't kill the Concorde, it was just too bloody expensive to maintain

Geek's Guide to Britain Yet Filton display shows it's among the world's best-loved aircraft

North will remain North for now, say geo-magnetic boffins

Much-feared magnetic field 'flip' not happening anytime soon

Bill Gates declined offer to serve as Donald Trump's science advisor

Spontaneous offer made during chat about vaccines (which - phew! - Trump seemed to like)

Mannequin Skywalker takes high ground on Bezos-backed rocket

Blue Origin test flight reaches 107km apogee and lands safely

Double double, soil and trouble, fire burn and heat shield bubble: NASA cracks rover, has dirty talk with ESA

Isn't science wonderful?

It's not rocket science! Actually it is, and it's been a busy frickin week

Russia and China light blue touch-paper, stand well back

Want to make a super-earth? Bring on the frikking lasers

Dum dum dum dede dum dum, under pressure

I spy with my little eye ... a quantum drum with TRILLIONS of atoms

Boffins: 'infinitely precise' measurements feasible

James Webb Space Telescope + luck = long distance astrofun

Gravitational lensing may help NASA kit see some real golden oldies

Astroboffins peep at the largest orgy of galaxies banging into each other

The gargantuan blob could be creating the largest megastructure in the universe

Incredible Euro space agency data leak... just as planned: 1.7bn stars in our galaxy mapped

In 53 quadrillion miles, take the next exit right at V354 Cephei

That's no moon... er, that's an asteroid. And it'll be your next and final home, spacefarer

Let's take a peek at your cosmic Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria

Blighty stuffs itself in Galileo airlock and dares Europe to pull the lever

As toys fly from prams over post-Brexit access to sat system, is reminded: You agreed to this

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