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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

$50 add-on can turn your mobe into a less misanthropic House MD

Gizmo ideal for diagnosing disease in remote areas

The tech you're reading these words on – you have two Dundee uni boffins to thank for that

Spear and LeComber stumbled on the thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display 40 years ago

Russians poised to fire intercontinental ballistic missile... into space with Sentinel-3 sat on board

Ahhhahaha, had you going then

Cosmic prang probe: Euro space boffins to smash sats, virtually

ESA wants to solve crucial riddle: What really happens when accidents occur in orbit?

Turn that bachelor pad into a touch pad: Now you can paint buttons, sensors on your walls

Vid Conductive material touted by Mickey Mouse boffins

Scratch Earth-killer asteroid off your list of existential threats

Video NASA's fourth release of 'roid-hunting data finds a couple of comets, no dangerous rocks

Astroboffins discover the stink of eggy farts wafting from Uranus

Space, the rhinal frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Trivialize...

Brexit has shafted the UK's space sector, lord warns science minister

We're off the team and everything is awful

Here's another headline where NASA is dragged through the mud for cheap Mars wise cracks

Pic Oh no, wait, that is the news. Except the cheap part

Bloke fruit flies enjoy ejaculating, turn to booze when starved of sexy times

Closer to human beings than previously thought, clearly

Musk: I want to retrieve rockets with big Falcon party balloons

NASA: Been there, done that

SpaceX finally Falcon flings NASA's TESS into orbit

Booster hurls probe, has nice sit-down on boat in the Atlantic

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