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Euro Space Agency probe begins search for guff gas on Mars

Do we mean methane? You're darn tootin'

Opportunity knocked? Rover survives Martian winter, may not survive budget cuts

Long-lived robot throws 5,000 sol party. Beancounters not invited

Astro-boffinry world rocked to its very core: Shock as Andromeda found to be not much bigger than Milky Way

Everything we knew was a lie

Arrrgh! Put down the crisps! 'Ultra-processed' foods linked to cancer!

Just kidding – vague definitions, confounding factors mean you probably shouldn't panic... yet

Life's a beach – then you're the comms nexus of the British Empire and Marconi-baiting hax0rs

Geek's Guide to Britain Inside Porthcurno's world-spanning telegraphy web

Sorry, Elon, your Tesla roadster won't orbit for billions of years

Astroboffins calculate MuskMobile will only last millions of years, has decent chance of bonking Earth, Venus

Mars is red, Earth is blue. Here's a space laser story for you

NASA to take Mars meteor from London and use it for target practise ahead of 2020 mission

National Museum of Computing rattles the bucket: Help shift war-winning proto-puter

Updated Campaign to move a Bombe into historic Block H

NASA budget shock: Climate studies? GTFO. We're making the Moon great again, says Trump

Cheer up – by 2030, we'll have flying cars, too

What did we say about Tesla's self-driving tech? SpaceX Roadster skips Mars, steers to asteroids

Pic Where's a sat-nav when you need one?

LISA Pathfinder sniffed out gravitational signals down to micro-Hertz

Better-than-expected performance created 'the quietest place in space'

Can't wait to get to Mars on a SpaceX ship? It's a cold, dead rock – boffins

El Reg says: Ignore the Big Red Planet lobby, get your ASCII to somewhere better

MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF CARS: SpaceX parks a Tesla in orbit (just don't mention the barge)

Video Falcon Heavy blasts off, 2 boosters return, 1 destroyed

NASA's zombie IMAGE satellite is powered up and working quite nicely

Sat's battery is full and stuff thought to be broken in 2005 is working again

Women beat men to jobs due to guys' bad social skills. Whoa – you mad, fellas? Maybe these eggheads have a point...

The future is female – or at least female friendly

A Hughes failure: Flat Earther rocketeer can't get it up yet again

Video 'Mad' Mike living up to his nickname

Exoplanets from another galaxy spotted – take that, Kepler fatigue!

Gravitational microlensing helps astroboffins spot planets 3.8 BEELLION light-years away

Epic spacewalk, epic FAIL: Cosmonauts point new antenna in the wrong direction

They had one job during the record eight-hour EVA ...

Supermassive black holes scoff just one star per year, say space weight watchers

Galaxies merged together house the greediest voids

Astroboffins spot sneaky signs that the Milky Way devoured smaller galaxies

...and they have also found one of its first stars

Dinosaurs gathered at NASA Goddard site for fatal feeding frenzy

Fossil find expands evidence from Cretaceous period

Anti-missile missile misses again, US military mum on meaning of mess

Bonus space news: wanna salvage a SpaceX Falcon 9?

NASA finds satellite, realises it has lost the software and kit that talk to it

Vanished IMAGE now found. Don't suppose anyone kept a copy of its comms code?

UK's iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory nominated as World Heritage Site

UNESCO to decide next year

Zombie … in SPAAACE: Amateur gets chatty with 'dead' satellite

NASA reckons it might even be able to operate 'IMAGE', thought dead since 2005

GOLD! Always believe in your role. You've got the power to know you're indestructible...

Always believe in... because you are GOLD

Google yanks cash firehose from Lunar X Moonshot comp. The actual Moon shot one

$30m prize will go unclaimed after repeated extensions

PACK YOUR BAGS! Two Trappist-1 planets have watery oceans, most likely to be inhabitable

Inhabitable with alien lifeforms, mind you. Grab a phaser

NASA rethinking InSight probe mission after dust storm predicted for Mars

Could be the end of the road for Opportunity, too

2018's first spacewalk bugged by software

Replacement robot hand didn't work, so they turned it off, and yes, turned it back on again

Mass limit proposed so boffins can tell when they've fingered a brown dwarf or a fat planet

Not a particularly left field suggestion...

NASA is sniffing jet fuel over Germany

Ancient DC-8 will try to figure out if biofuel’s a sick burn for contrails. NOT chemtrails, OK?

A high-energy neutrino, a powerful cosmic ray, and a gamma ray walk into a bar... Where you from, asks the bartender

Let us tell you, reply two boffins

President Trump turns out the lights on solar panel imports into US

Tariff jacks up price for overseas components

US govt shutdown lobs spanner in SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch

Maiden flight faces delay as Congress squabbles over budgets

Nominations open for comp restoration gong, the Tony Sale Award

Cash and trophy up for grabs

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