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Asteroid half-a-kilometre wide is headed our way

Scientists and amateur astronomers are preparing for a once-in-a-decade chance to monitor an asteroid flying close by Earth on January 26, Australia …


Buzz Aldrin and the first space selfie

Think you've got a unique selfie? Hear the story behind the world's first selfie in space, taken by Buzz Aldrin in 1966.

Apollo 11 Plus 45: President Obama Meets With Astronauts

For the first time, a major anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing was marked at the White House without the mission's commander, Neil Armstrong.<p>Tuesday's 45th-anniversary sitdown in the Oval Office included President Barack Obama and Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the two …

Buzz Aldrin

The Large Hadron Collider sets its sights on dark matter

After finding the Higgs boson, the LHC has had a refit to enable it to operate at even greater extremes – and to solve more questions about the beginnings of the universe<p>There is no shortage of superlatives that can be applied to the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, though many are strange and …


SpaceX begins job postings

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has begun to post jobs for the development of the world’s first commercial, vertical and orbital rocket launch facility at Boca …