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Giant Blast Shuts Down Starburst Galaxy

Astronomers spot gas bursts that may disrupt star formation.<p>For the first time, astronomers have spotted a critical moment in the life of galaxies: high-speed eruptions of gas that may halt the birth of stars.<p>Galaxies, such as our own Milky Way, are vast islands of stars littering space. How …

Robotic Exoskeletons Are Here, And They’re Changing Lives

Meet a paraplegic man and the bionic technology that helps him walk again<p>When you think of bionic exoskeleton suits, images of futuristic high-tech super soldiers often come to mind. Think Tom Cruise in this summer’s sci-fi flick <i>Edge Of Tomorrow</i>, or Ripley taking on the queen xenomorph in <i>Aliens</i>. …

Asteroid strike: 7 ways the world could end

As a mountain-sized asteroid is detected heading towards Earth, what is the likeliest 'extinction-level' scenario for mankind?<p>Our solar system is littered with billions of pieces of debris, from the size of large boulders to objects hundreds of miles across. We know that from time to time these hit …

Digging Massive Tunnels Deep Under London

Workers are tunneling out a whole new Underground<p>London's Crossrail is a railway system -- currently the largest construction project in Europe -- that will run partially underground, and is designed to create a faster link between the center of London and its outlying areas. Trains will start …

Trains

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

NASA's Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Has Awakened

Launched in 2006, New Horizons will awaken this weekend and approach Pluto in the spring and summer of 2015.<p><b>Update, January 29:</b> The countdown to New Horizon's approach is officially on, with the craft already taking pictures for its closest approach in July. There's a counter on NASA's page if you …

Solar System

Next giant leap for mankind should be to moon, not Mars, says Chris Hadfield

The next giant leap for mankind should be back on the moon not Mars, the astronaut Chris Hadfield has said.<p>Famous for sporting a military moustache, tweeting spacewalk selfies and strumming David Bowie songs on board the International Space Station (his hugely popular cover of Space Oddity has …

Is NASA Going To Let The Hubble Telescope Burn Up?

With no plans for future upgrades, the telescope faces a fiery end<p>Last month, six astronauts convened at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City to discuss the 2009 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. As it approached its 20th birthday, the telescope was in desperate need …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Mars Dust Blows, Stars Glow, and Volcano Explodes

Wintry views of the stars lead to vistas of volcanoes, clouds, and contrails in the week's best space pictures.