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A Japanese spacecraft has arrived at its target - an asteroid shaped like a diamond or, according to some, a spinning top.

Hayabusa 2 has been travelling toward the space rock Ryugu since launching from the Tanegashima spaceport in 2014.

The Royal Observatory Greenwich (ROG) is to start studying the sky again after a break of 60 years.

British astronomy's historic home has installed new telescopes in its Grade II listed Altazimuth Pavilion,

There is something very distinct about the air over India and the surrounding countries in South Asia.

It is the presence of formaldehyde - a colourless gas that is naturally released by vegetation but also from a number of polluting activities.

Thursday, 21 June 2018 15:12

The 'Baby' that ushered in modern computer age

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Seventy years ago was arguably the start of the modern computer age.

A machine that took up an entire room at a laboratory in Manchester University ran its first programme at 11am on 21 June 1948.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 16:33

Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission

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A UK-led project to showcase methods to tackle space junk has just been pushed out of the International Space Station.

The RemoveDebris satellite was ejected a short while ago with the help of a robotic arm.

The famous statues of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, are best known for their deep-set eyes and long ears.

They also sport impressive multi-tonne hats made from a different rock type.

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