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Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

ADELAIDE: Setting up a permanent village on the moon is the first step towards exploring Mars, the European Space Agency said Thursday as plans to reach and colonise the Red Planet gathered pace. At an annual gathering of 4,000 global…

Asteroid to shave past Earth on Oct 12: ESA

PARIS: A house-sized asteroid will shave past our planet on October 12, far inside the Moon's orbit but without posing any threat, astronomers said on Thursday. The space rock will zoom by harmlessly at a distance of about 44,000…

Europe’s own satnav Galileo goes live to rival GPS

BRUSSELS: After 17 years, numerous setbacks and three times over budget, Europe's Galileo satnav system went live Thursday, promising to outperform rivals and guarantee regional self-reliance. Initial services, free to users worldwide,…

Computer glitch blamed for Schiaparelli crash on Mars

PARIS: A tiny lander that crashed on Mars last month flew into the Red Planet at 540 kilometres (335 miles) per hour instead of gently gliding to a stop, after a computer misjudged its altitude, scientists said. Schiaparelli was on a…