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2014: An amazing year in space exploration

The last 12 months saw some out-of-this-world achievements and incredible firsts – from explorations on Mars to landing on a comet. But there was tragedy too.<p>More amazing image galleries of the year:<p>The year in aviation<br>Weird and wonderful images seen in 2014<p>... and more of our favourite space …

Space Exploration

Weird and wonderful: the most popular science stories of 2014

From a tapeworm that made its home in a man’s brain to a dinosaur dubbed the chicken from hell, it’s been a bumper year for bizarre science. There have been serious scientific breakthroughs, too, including a possible first detection of dark matter and the regrowing of nerves in a man’s severed …

"Be the Change" - His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Inverness, Scotland

National Geographic Travel


Close encounter with Comet 67P may reveal origins of life on Earth

European probe Rosetta will close in on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko next month – and its analysis could reveal whether comets brought Earth its water and amino acids<p>Several hundred million miles from home, one of the most ambitious space missions ever attempted is closing in on its target: …

SpaceX Will Deliver 40 'Mousetronauts' To The Space Station

Later this year, when SpaceX next sends one of its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station, it will have some crew members on board – 40 “mousetronauts” who will be living in the International Space Station for about six months.<p>The mice are part of a series of experiments that NASA is …

Top 10 World Heritage Sites for Kids

There are nearly a thousand UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Check out this list for the best trips to please travelers both young and old.

Travel Photography

Orbital Sciences' Cygnus Made It To The Space Station

On Wednesday morning, Orbital Sciences‘ Cygnus spacecraft successfully berthed to the International Space Station. The spacecraft, which launched on Sunday evening, made its approach to the station at 3:00 am ET. The station’s robotic arm grappled Cygnus at 6:32 am as it flew just 32 feet away from …