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NASA Plans to Create the Coldest Spot in the Universe

NASA Plans to Create the Coldest Spot in the Universe

  Would you ever want to go to the coldest place on earth? If you do then think again because it is -273.15C, that’s more than 100 million times colder than space! There is a box called Cold Atom Laboratory, which is flying into space to get to the International Space Station in Summer 2018. […]

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Tim Returns to Planet Earth

Tim Returns to Planet Earth

  Today, June 18th, Tim Peake has returned back to Earth after 6 months in space. His spacecraft fired its thrusters for four minutes 37 seconds to slowly bring him down through the atmosphere. He is the first British ESA astronaut and the second astronaut to bear a British flag, (the first is Helen Sharman, who […]

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Rosetta the Photographer

Rosetta the Photographer

You may remember my article about a probe called Rosetta which in November 2014 dropped a smaller probe called Philae on comet 67P . Well Rosetta and the 67P are now 400 million km away from the sun. That might sound really far away but compared to the sun’s immense size, it actually seems quite […]

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Probe makes record-setting engine burn

Probe makes record-setting engine burn

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has performed a record-setting maneuver to adjust its approach to Pluto ahead of its historic flyby this summer. “The new horizons probe fired its engines on Tuesday (March 10th), when it was 3,000,000,000 miles away from earth. No spacecraft has ever conducted at so greater distance from its handlers,” New Horizons […]

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Huge Milky Way gas bubbles clocked at 2 million mph

Huge Milky Way gas bubbles clocked at 2 million mph

Giant bubbles of gas that erupted from the core of the Milky Way galaxy millions of years ago are expanding out into space at mind-blowing speeds, according to new observations that may help reveal how the strange balloon-like lobes formed. Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have clocked the speed of the gas bubbles, known […]

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Rosetta’s successful landing!

Rosetta’s successful landing!

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission has made an historic landing on a comet . After a memorable if awkward comet landing, the robot probe Philae is now stable and sending pictures – but there are concerns about its battery life. The probe arrived in August but landed on it yesterday. After two bounces, the […]

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13-year-old Girl Aims to be First on Mars

13-year-old Girl Aims to be First on Mars

‘Failure is not an option’ according to Alyssa Carson , who has a big, big dream: to become the first human on the red planet. She is only thirteen-years-old but has spent the last nine years in training and is praying that there will be a manned-mission to Mars in 2033- with her on board! Alyssa, […]

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Santa Arrives Late for Astronauts

Santa Arrives Late for Astronauts

The presents arrived late due to a technical delay, much to the disappointment of the astronauts!

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Monkey sent into Space!

Monkey sent into Space!

Animals like rats, worms, flies, dogs, cats and monkeys have been sent into space and Iran has successfully completed their mission of sending a Monkey into space.

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Death Star petition ‘shot down’

Death Star petition ‘shot down’

A petition to build with lasers a real-life Death Star, as seen in Star Wars films, has been ‘shot down’ by the White House.