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Planetary Science

Science shows us how ordinary we, and the earth, are

In this interval between the struggle to choose the next president of the US and the next leader of China, a delicious moment of sheer silliness: the BBC has banned a science programme because it might trigger an interstellar invasion.

Tuesday, 13 November, 2012, 2:15am 1 comment

Search heats up for life in space

It remains in the realm of science fiction for now but the discovery of a new planet just four light-years away will reignite a race to find a twin of planet Earth that may host extraterrestrial life.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:28am

Moon soil backs up giant impact theory that space rock hit earth

A chemical quirk found in lunar soil backs the theory that the moon was born from a collision between earth and a huge space rock, scientists said.

19 Oct 2012 - 5:23am

Award honours the find of a universal lifetime

One night, aged seven, David Jewitt was riding along a dark street in England when he looked up at the sky, saw several meteors and thought: 'It's absolutely incredible.'

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

Naturally gorgeous

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Meanwhile, in galaxies far, far away ...

Scientists may scoff at UFO sightings and claims of abductions - but they are actually getting closer to proving that life exists far, far from earth.

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Pore beauty's sake

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Cave found on Mars

When a group of seventh graders in California recently launched a school project to search for lava tubes on Mars, they made a surprise discovery: a mysterious cave, Space.com reports.

The Mars Student Imaging Programme at the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University allows students to come up with a question.

23 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Eris

Farther than Pluto

When the faraway icy planet Pluto was discovered in 1930, scientists said our solar system had nine planets. But in January 2005, Mike Brown and his team of scientists at the Palomar Observatory in the United States made a discovery. They saw a large object moving very slowly across the sky.

10 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Moon

Moon Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott Director: Duncan Jones

13 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

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