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January 3, 2013

100 billion alien planets fill our galaxy

That amounts to an astonishing one planet per star, say researchers! Our Milky Way galaxy is home to at least 100 billion alien planets, and possibly […]
January 3, 2013

Newborn planets spotted slurping up gas from young parent star

Astroboffins have seen a key stage in the birth of giant planets for the first time, as the streams of gas and dust guzzled by newly […]
January 2, 2013

Space Radiation May Accelerate Alzheimer's in Astronauts

Radiation in space might harm the brains of astronauts in deep space by accelerating the development of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study on mice suggests. The […]
January 1, 2013

Private space travel to make giant leaps in 2013

Private companies building new spaceships to soar through orbital and suborbital space are looking forward to an action-packed year in 2013, with new flight tests, launches, […]
January 1, 2013

Is NASA Lost in Space or Aimed at Asteroid?

A report this month from the National Research Council (NRC) has called NASA’s overall trajectory into question. It pointed out the national disagreement over the U.S. […]
December 31, 2012

Backers of effort to build spaceport in Texas seek state funding help, concede tight budget

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Texas space aficionados hope rockets will someday be launched into orbit from a beachside site near the U.S.-Mexico border, but a tight state […]
December 31, 2012

2013 could be the best year for comet spotting in generations

A comet set to pass by the Earth could be the brightest in memory, and it’s not the only one coming for a visit next year. […]
December 30, 2012

How Nasa gave us the images that shine new light on Earth – and beyond

It’s 50 years since the first interplanetary probe, and this year’s stunning pictures from across the solar system show how far space technology has come This […]
December 29, 2012

There’s a good reason they called us the ‘wild and crazy guys’

The National Post re-imagines a week in the life of a newsmaker. Today, Tristin Hopper looks at the week through the eyes of Chris Hadfield, the […]