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open Space policy boffin: Blighty can't just ctrl-C, ctrl-V plans for Galileo into its Brexit satellite 235
open Here's the list of space orgs big and small sparring to send next NASA gear to the Moon 25
open Thought black holes were donut-shaped? It turns out they're more like deadly fountains 23
open It's all a matter of time: Super-chill atomic clock could sniff gravitational waves, dark matter 58
open Pulses quicken at NASA as SpaceX gets closer to crewed launches and Russia readies the next Soyuz 32
open CubeSat buddies, like those sent to track Mars InSight landing, can be used in future missions 19
open NASA's Mars probe InSight really has Mars in sight: It beams back first pic after touchdown 65
open NASA has Mars InSight as latest lander due to arrive today 42
open Blighty: We spent £1bn on Galileo and all we got was this lousy T-shirt 266
By Orv
open In Space, Still: 20 years since Russia hurled first bit of floating astronaut hostel into orbit 57
open Big data at sea: How the Royal Navy charts the world's oceans 97
open Big Falcon Namechange for Musk's rocket: BFR becomes Starship 109
By Orv
open Busy week for ISS as Russia resumes flights and vies for parking spaces with NASA 16
open Holy moley! The amp, kelvin and kilogram will never be the same again 205
open Sorry, but NASA says Mars signal wasn't Opportunity knocking 21
open Douglas Adams was right, ish... Super-Earth world clocked orbiting 'nearby' Barnard's Star 84
open Rocket Labs mean business, Brits stick pin in Mars map, and Japan celebrates HTV-7’s dive into the atmosphere 13
By Jan 0
open Brit boffins build 'quantum compass'... say goodbye to those old GPS gizmos, possibly 142
By jake
open Thank $deity that week's over. Look, here's some trippy music generated from pixels of a Martian sunrise to play us out 13
open Third Soyuz does not explode while auditors resume poking around NASA's big rocket SLS 18
By F111F
open Here's a search engine for all you boffins and eggheads that makes it easier to learn science 5
open FYI NASA just lobbed its Parker probe around the Sun in closest flyby yet: A nerve-racking 15M miles from the surface 51
By Teawain
open Astroboffins spot one of the oldest, coolest stars in the universe lurking in the Milky Way 46
open Russia inches closer to launching a crew again while NASA waits for a delivery from Germany 15
open Has science gone too far? Now boffins dream of shining gigantic laser pointer into space to get aliens' attention 101
open Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too 275
open Dawn of the dead: NASA space probe runs out of gas in asteroid belt after 6.4 billion-mile trip 46
open Roscosmos: An assembly error doomed our Soyuz, but we promise it won't happen again 70
open Nikola Tesla's greatest challenge: He could measure electricity but not stupidity 199
By AK565
open Transformers: Robots... at least it tries: Watch boffins' Optimus Dime rearrange on the fly 11
open Need electric propulsion for your satellite? Want a 'made in Britain' sticker? Step right this way... 21
open Sensor failure led to Soyuz launch failure, says Roscosmos 29
open Boffins have fabricated microscopic sci-fi tractor beams for real 44
open Goodnight Kepler! NASA scientists lay the exoplanet expert to rest as it runs out of fuel 36
open Watch closely as NASA deploys the world's biggest parachute at supersonic speeds 39
open Hi there, Hubble, glad to hear you're doing okay 26
open One down, two to go. Russia inches closer to putting a crew on Soyuz while celebrating 50 years since the first Return To Flight 21
open The 'roid in Spain drills mainly on the plain: Plucky Brit Mars robot laps up sun, sand and, er, simulated science 29
open Americans' broadband access is so screwed up that the answer may lie in tiny space satellites 36
open Want to roll like one of the biggest minds in physics? Prof Stephen Hawking's wheelchair is up for auction 21
By d3vy
open It's big, it's blue, and it'll be raining down on you – it's 3200 Phaethon 22
open I ship you knot: 2,400-year-old Greek trading vessel found intact at bottom of Black Sea 54
open BepiColombo launches, Russia ponders next lift-off, and 50 years since Apollo 7 got its feet wet 13
open Cosmoboffins think grav waves hold the key to sorting out the disputed Hubble Constant 33
open Hubble 'scope gyro drama: Hey, NASA, have you tried turning it off and on again? Oh, you did. And it worked? Cool 21
open Core-blimey! Riddle of Earth's mysterious center finally 'solved' by smarty seismologists 38
open It's Two Spacecraft, One Mission as BepiColombo gets ready to launch 23
By defiler
open Good news: Largest, most ancient known galaxy supercluster is spotted. Bad news: It's collapsing on itself 22
open NASA gently nudges sleeping space 'scopes Chandra, Hubble out of gyro-induced stupor 27
By strum
open NASA chief in Moscow: 'We will fly again on a Russian Soyuz rocket' 22
By Chozo


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