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Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars

A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars on Sunday, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once‑in‑a-million‑years encounter.

Humans may only survive 68 days on Mars

Space enthusiasts planning a move to Mars may have to wait to relocate: conditions on the Red Planet are such that humans would likely begin dying within...

Europe gives green light for comet landing site

The European Space Agency (ESA) confirmed Wednesday its choice of the site for a historic unmanned landing next month on a comet in deep space. A...

UAE launches project to send unmanned probe to Mars

Oil‑rich United Arab Emirates on Monday launched a project that aims to send the first Arab unmanned probe to Mars by 2021. The Gulf state set up the...

Deep space 'snowball' nears close shave with Mars

A comet the size of a small mountain is about to skim past Mars, and NASA hopes its spacecraft will be able to photograph the...

US military's robot space plane lands back on Earth

A top secret US robot space plane landed back on Earth on Friday after a 22-month orbit, officials said, although the craft's mission remains shrouded...

Once in million years: Comet buzzing Mars on Sun.

The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so. A comet as hefty as a small mountain will pass...

Astronauts Replace Power Unit During Spacewalk

Spacewalking astronauts replaced a failed electrical unit at the International Space Station on Wednesday, restoring full power to the orbiting lab. It was...

US astronauts conduct spacewalk to repair ISS

A pair of American astronauts stepped outside the International Space Station Wednesday for a spacewalk to do repairs and upkeep at the orbiting outpost,...