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Rolling Stones have space rock named after them

The Rolling Stones called the honour a milestone in their long and eventful history.

Astronomers find that Milky Way is a warped and twisted galaxy

The new map has been formulated using precise measurements of the distance from the sun to 2,400 stars called 'Cepheid variables'.

Elusive molecule, first in Universe, detected in space

"It was the beginning of chemistry and the formation of HeH+ was the first step on a path of increasing complexity in the Universe.

Moon shot: Toyota, Japan space agency plan lunar mission

It will be Toyota's first full-fledged entry into space exploration after the development of a small robot for the International Space Station. 

SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with International Space Station

This is a key milestone for Elon Musk, his team and the American space agency

New Universe map unearths 300,000 more galaxies

The international team behind the space survey said their discovery literally shed new light on some of the Universe's deepest secrets.

Nasa and China collaborate on Moon exploration

Nasa's lunar orbiter will pass over the Chang'e 4 landing site on January 31 and will snap pictures, as it did for the Chang'e 3 in 2013.

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Earth's neighbouring planet, Mars, is closer than it has been in the past 15 years, offering unusually bright views of the Red Planet's auburn hues.

Einstein was right: astronomers confirm key theory

A consortium of astronomers said Thursday they had for the first time confirmed a prediction of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity by observing the gravitational effects of a supermassive black hole on a star zipping by it.

Red planet and ‘blood moon’ pair up to dazzle skygazers

The longest "blood moon" eclipse this century will coincide with Mars' closest approach in 15 years to offer skygazers a thrilling astronomical double bill on Friday, astronomers say.

‘Surprising’ methane dunes found on Pluto

The dunes probably formed within the last 500,000 years.

‘Alien asteroid’ may be the oldest object in solar system

The asteroid, which originated in another star system, has been given the nickname "BZ".

China satellite heralds first mission to dark side of moon

The Queqiao satellite will allow a rover to communicate with the Earth from the far side of the moon.

Europa’s plumes make Jupiter moon a prime candidate for life

The discovery of water plumes on Europa may indicate signs of life there.

Lone asteroid expelled from early Solar System found

The asteroid was named "2004 EW95".

ExoMars Rover prepares for shake down ahead of Mars trip

The Structural Thermal Model will be sent to Toulouse for testing to ensure that the ExoMars Rover is able to handle conditions on Mars.

Cosmic collision alters understanding of early universe

The observation of a 14-galaxy collision has challenged many astronomers' views of the universe.

New 3D map of Milky Way will ‘revolutionise astronomy’

The map produced by the Gaia satellite contains information about more than a billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

SpaceX blasts off NASA’s new planet-hunter, TESS

NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist.

NASA pushes back giant space telescope launch to 2020

The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed by a year.

Jupiter’s turmoil more than skin deep, researchers say

Observations by NASA's Juno spacecraft showed that Jupiter's atmosphere stretches about 3,000 kilometres deep.

Cosmonaut, two astronauts return to Earth from ISS

NASA stopped manning to the ISS in 2011 but recently moved to increase its crew complement aboard the ISS as the Russians cut theirs to save cost

Weekend stargazer wins supernova ‘cosmic lottery’

Victor Buso is the first person to have ever obtained pictures of shock breakout.

Andromeda galaxy was formed in ‘recent’ star crash, study says

Two galaxies fused between 1.8 and three billion years ago to create Andromeda.