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Nasa spacecraft speeds past Pluto

July 14, 2015 - 1:14pm
Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has made the first visit to Pluto, approaching within 12,500km of the icy world.
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VIDEO: Probe's photo of dwarf planet Pluto

July 14, 2015 - 12:01pm
The New Horizons probe has reached Pluto after a 10 year journey of three billion miles (4.8 billion km).
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Gravity artist uses island as canvas

July 14, 2015 - 5:43am
A rock-balancing artist showcases his unusual gravity-defying creations on the Isle of Man.
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Warming 'worst case' must be studied

July 14, 2015 - 1:47am
Climate change risks should be assessed in the same way as threats to national security according to a new report.
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Hadron Collider discovers new particle

July 14, 2015 - 1:12am
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have announced the discovery of a new particle called the pentaquark.
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Pluto probe enters key flyby phase

July 13, 2015 - 10:35pm
After a near-10-year-journey to the outer Solar System, Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft begins the most intense period of its encounter with Pluto.
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Spacecraft data boosts Pluto's size

July 13, 2015 - 11:24am
Pluto has just been found to be ever so slightly bigger than we thought, having a diameter of 2,370km.
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Pluto flyby: Meet the 'King of the Kuiper Belt'

July 13, 2015 - 3:12am
This week's flying visit to Pluto is a beginning, not an end.
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New Horizons set for Pluto flyby

July 12, 2015 - 8:47pm
Engineers say the New Horizons spacecraft is in great shape for its historic flyby of Pluto on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: New Horizons on course for Pluto flyby

July 12, 2015 - 4:28pm
Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft is due to flyby Pluto on Tuesday and scientists are expecting it to send back the clearest ever images of the distant dwarf planet.
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UK to install volcanic ash detectors

July 12, 2015 - 1:29am
A network of ash detectors is to be installed across the United Kingdom to help prevent volcanic ash cloud shutting down European airspace.
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Say goodbye to Pluto's 'spots'

July 11, 2015 - 4:55pm
Nasa's New Horizons probe returns a last look at Pluto's fascinating dark spots before they rotate out of view ahead of next week's historic flyby.
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VIDEO: Why is Pluto not a planet?

July 11, 2015 - 10:28am
As Nasa's New Horizons probe gets ready to flyby Pluto on Tuesday, the Royal Observatory's Public Astronomer Dr Marek Kukula looks at one of the most divisive issues in modern science - Pluto's reclassification to a "dwarf planet".
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Solar Impulse grounded for 2-3 weeks

July 11, 2015 - 8:32am
The record-breaking Solar Impulse plane will be grounded in Hawaii for at least two weeks because of battery damage, making a complete round-the-world journey this year increasingly difficult.
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VIDEO: Which electric plane was first?

July 10, 2015 - 7:58pm
For the first time an electric plane has successfully flown across the English Channel.
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Pluto surface sharpens in new image

July 10, 2015 - 5:53pm
As the New Horizons probe heads towards its historic 14 July flyby of Pluto, its images are starting to reveal tantalising indications of the dwarf world's geology.
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India launches five UK satellites

July 10, 2015 - 4:22pm
An Indian PSLV rocket launches from Sriharikota to put five UK satellites in orbit.
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Lazy lifestyle key to panda survival

July 10, 2015 - 9:34am
Scientists say that the giant panda's ability to survive on bamboo is down to its energy-saving lifestyle.
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VIDEO: Warning over wildflower gardens

July 10, 2015 - 6:58am
Experts are warning that sowing wildflower seeds in rural areas could be bad for native plant species.
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VIDEO: Bees 'at risk from climate change'

July 10, 2015 - 12:30am
Researchers warn bumblebees are under threat from climate change.
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