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Qatari astronomer discusses mysteries of space

Qatari astronomer discusses mysteries of space

Sheikh Salman bin Jabr al-Thani, one of Qatar’s most renowned astronomers, shed light on the mysteries of space and how to analyse astronomical phenomena in an engaging lecture ...

Brad Pitt says space epic ‘Ad Astra’ his ‘most challenging film’

Brad Pitt says space epic ‘Ad Astra’ his ‘most challenging film’

Brad Pitt has fought in wars, pulled off robbery heists and confronted rivals in the boxing ring during his career, but the Hollywood star says his most challenging film yet is playing an astronaut ...

Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS

Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS

An unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot to be sent into orbit successfully docked at the International Space Station on Tuesday, following a failed attempt over the weekend ...

Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space station

Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space station

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot on Saturday failed to dock automatically with the international space station, Moscow news agencies reported.

NASA descends on Icelandic lava field to prepare for Mars

NASA descends on Icelandic lava field to prepare for Mars

To prepare for the next mission to Mars in 2020, NASA has taken to the lava fields of Iceland to get its new robotic space explorer ready for the job.

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism -- with stays priced at $35,000 a night -- as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab.

'Marsquake': first tremor detected on Red Planet

'Marsquake': first tremor detected on Red Planet

Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth's neighbour.

Moon shot: Toyota, Japan space agency plan lunar mission

Moon shot: Toyota, Japan space agency plan lunar mission

Toyota is teaming up with Japan's space agency on a planned mission to the Moon, with the Japanese auto giant expected to develop a lunar rover, officials and local media said Wednesday.

SpaceX rocket with unmanned US capsule blasts off for space station

SpaceX rocket with unmanned US capsule blasts off for space station

A SpaceX rocket with an unmanned crew capsule blasted off on Saturday for the International Space Station, in a key milestone for Elon Musk’s space company and NASA's long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from US soil later this year.

New Universe map unearths 300,000 more galaxies

New Universe map unearths 300,000 more galaxies

A new map of the night sky published Tuesday charts hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies discovered using a telescope that can detect light sources optical instruments cannot see.

New Mars rover named after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin

New Mars rover named after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin

A British-made rover that will set off for Mars next year in search for signs of life was named Thursday after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin.

Mars InSight deploys French-made quake sensor on Red Planet

Mars InSight deploys French-made quake sensor on Red Planet

The US space agency's unmanned Mars Insight lander, which touched down on the Red Planet last month, has successfully deployed its key, quake-sensing instrument on the alien world's surface, NASA said Thursday.