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It Could Be Life On Distant Planet, But Not As We Know It

Excited scientists have announced a big first for space exploration - the first planet that may have a watery atmosphere that could support life like that of Earth. The catchy named K2-18b may be the first world outside the Solar...

New Dreams Of Space Exploration Triggered By Falcon Heavy

The successful launch of billionaire Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy is signalling a new era in space exploration. The Falcon Heavy is the first space vehicle with reusable rockets. Just after take-off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, two of the three rockets clamped...

Game Of Thrones Star Helps In Search For Planet To Colonise

Finding a planet with all the boxes ticked to support human life is not as easy as it would seem in a universe full of choice. And the unlikely star of TV’s Game of Thrones has had a big say...

Who Owns The Moon And Mars?

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has triggered a new space race with the successful launch and recovery of his rockets. Commercial firms are funding research and exploration. Bigelow Space Operations is the latest firm to announce firing space stations for scientific and...

The Day That Triggered The Space Race Ignored 60 Years On

The anniversary of the launch of the Earth’s first man-made satellite that triggered the space race has passed with barely a whimper. Sputnik 1 was fired into orbit on October 4, 1957. Sputnik – which loosely translates from the Russian as...

Killer Chemicals May Halt Human Colonisation Of Mars

Scientists suspect humans may never colonise Mars as killer chemicals on the planet's surface pose a danger to life from Earth. The chemicals – compounds called perchlorates – are strewn across the surface of the red planet. Tests have shown that...

Superfast Space Laser Technology Network Launched

Satellites transmitting data with laser technology are at the forefront of a new superfast network sending high definition images back to Earth from space. The European Space Agency is sending satellites into high orbit to beam information gathered by other...
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Historic Ban For Helmet Attack NFL Player

The longest ever national Football League suspension has been handed out to Cleveland Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett after a shameful attack on an...

Plugging Into The World’s Fastest Broadband

Britain’s Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is pledging to open the internet to every home in the UK by offering free superfast broadband - but...

Governments Worried Sick Over Heathcare Spending

Healthcare spending is a big issue for voters around the world - but which countries spend the most? The big surprise is the United States...

Is It Possible For Any Politician To Tell The Truth?

It’s fast becoming impossible for ordinary voters to know which politicians to believe. The days of honest statesmen brokering deals behind closed doors in smoke...