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Animal astronauts

Meet Laika – the first animal in orbit – and the other 9 space pioneering species that paved the way for human spaceflight.

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Zombie stars

Meet these hardy survivors of supernovas

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Meet the space courier

Is pesky gravity holding your research down? NanoRacks is the commercial space concierge that can help your experiments become out of this world – literally.

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The final voyage of Rosetta

The famous spacecraft is sending us close-up images of the 67P comet as it flies on a climactic collision course with the comet’s surface.

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Why can’t we live on Venus?

Ever wondered why we can’t just move to our closest neighbour? We’ve got the answer for you right here

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What do we know about alien worlds?

The universe is full of diverse worlds very different to our own. If you like the idea of exploring space, this is the article for you.

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Do we live in a parallel universe?

Is our universe just one of an infinite number of multiverses? Is there such thing as a parallel universe? Learn a bit more on this controversial scientific debate.

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10 Incredible Space Robots

From flying android space bees to an autonomous submarine on another world, we unveil the robots that could change space exploration forever.

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Living on the Moon

How we could turn craters into colonies for human life

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What is space radiation?

Beyond the protection of Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere, a universe full of deadly energy awaits…

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You are made of stardust

The elements that make up our bodies were forged inside ancient stars