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The Mars Comet is nearly there: Be glad it isn’t nearly here

With the hard core or nucleus of the Australian discovered comet variously estimated at between 500 to 5000 metres at its widest, it’s packing an immense potentially planet changing amount of kinetic energy.

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Space elevator offers a new fantasy to a terrified world!

Stop worrying about mad men, thrill killers, and even the war on the poor. The space elevator will lift you free of your fears.

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Burned, frozen and blasted comet world comes into sharper focus

At a time when some out of this world science may come as a relief from current events the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe, now flying in tandem with periodical comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko hasn’t disappointed.

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Rosetta probe: This isn’t a dirty snowball!

Amid the richly deserved celebrations of the arrival of the Rosetta probe at periodical comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko the science continues to be rubbished by scientists who have given in to PR babble speak rather than factual astronomy in their commentaries.

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Comet target starts giving up its secrets to Rosetta probe

As the European space probe Rosetta closes in on the strangely shaped nucleus  of periodical comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko  it brings to mind another moment of forgotten fame for the iconic radio telescope, The Dish, at Parkes in NSW.

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Satellites duck one comet, while another looks like a Duck

High over southern hemisphere winter skies this last week the stage was set for two astonishing encounters with comets.

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On this day, 45 years ago, we walked on the moon

On the other side of the dateline, it was on this day 45 years ago that our species first stepped onto the moon. It’s a memory that makes a break from the madness and anger of today’s news.

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SPOT powers up, sees your city, your childhood, from space

Raw satellite images can cause raw emotions. Explore them and you can find your past, as well as ponder your future, and that of our species.

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WhiteKnightWho shows its spectacular side on flight 150

Virgin Galactic puts its Space rocket lifter through its paces as the inaugural joy ride of its sub orbital vehicle draws closer

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Virgin Galactic 3rd supersonic burn pushes dark plume zone

The photos of the third supersonic flight by the Virign Galactic SpaceShip Two show it at the edge of the ‘dark plume’ zone of rocket flight at close to 70,000 feet.

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Watch this sub-orbital space, Breitling backs rocket rides

Yet another way to take a sub-orbital joyflight is being proposed, this time by Swiss Space Systems (S3) which claims a powerful roster of aerospace industry supporters.

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Now its Space balloons versus Virgin rocket rides

It sounds just like being at the bar at the back of an Emirates A380, except there will be fewer people, much bigger windows, and when you peer out of them you’ll probably be in the mood to pour yourself more than a few stiff drinks.

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Ten years after Concorde, Branson has an answer

The sub orbital thrill ride concept, extended to flights as far as the other side of the world, is fundamentally the same as delivering a nuclear warhead to a target. But nicer of course.

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Scramjet 1 suffers a ‘perfect’ failure

As space failures go, the inability of Australia’s Scramjet 1 hypersonic test vehicle to return a result has been a ‘perfect’ but unfortunate outcome.

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Australia’s Scramspace 1 rocket ready for its fiery fall to earth

As soon as today the first and largest project funded by the Australian Space Research Program, a vehicle called SCRAMSPACE 1, is due to plunge back to earth over a rocket range in northern Norway in a brief flight test at hypersonic speeds.

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Long voyage to study mystery moon lights begins

Over 41 years since they first puzzled astronauts, a space craft is going to fly through the zone where mysterious lunar lights have been seen

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Virgin Galactic 2nd test flight sets new height, speed markers

Far away from polling booths in Australia, a rocket rider fires its engines on the edge of space and the pilots tell mission control it’s all ‘Yee ha’.

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Perspectives: All of us, all of our times, in a few pixels

If the traffic seems insufferable, and your flight has gone, is delayed, or outright cancelled,  don’t you wish you were somewhere else?

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