Space

'Hold, hold, hold' - Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun

The early morning launch countdown was halted with just one-minute, 55 seconds remaining.

Space project 60-years-in-making will see Parker probe 'touch' the sun

The $1.5 billion mission will shed light on our sun, and billions of other yellow dwarf stars in the Milky Way and beyond.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida today.

Watch: Lift-off! SpaceX rocket deploys satellite and lands successfully

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida today.

The Electron rocket on the launch pad at the Rocket Lab facility on the Mahia Peninsula.

Rocket Lab to launch first two commercial flights of Electron rockets late in year

Rocket Lab had to call off planned launches earlier in the year due to technical issues.

Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation

Sir Patrick Stewart to reprise his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in new Star Trek series

Sir Patrick, 78, was renowned for his role the Star Trek: The Next Generation, and has not played a part in a Star Trek production since 2002's 'Star Trek: Nemesis'.

NASA announces nine-person team heading back to space after seven-year break

The crews will travel to the International Space Station aboard two commercial spacecraft that Boeing and SpaceX plan to send into the stratosphere sometime during the coming year.

Pictures: Stunning images of rare blood moon captured in Nelson

Chris Porteners sent the beautiful images to 1 NEWS, saying they were taken this morning from Nelson's Boulder Bank.

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Sky-watchers around the world have been treated to the longest lunar eclipse this century.

The moment the moon turned blood red

Skywatchers around the world have been treated to the longest lunar eclipse this century.

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The moon will appear red in the morning sky in the rare celestial event called selenelion.

South Island best place to watch rare eclipse

The moon will appear red in the morning sky in the rare celestial event called selenelion.

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The eclipsed moon will appear a deep red during the celestial event which will be visible in southern parts of the country.

Professor explains where in NZ to watch the selenelion - a rare eclipse - tomorrow

The celestial event occurs when the moon is in Earth's shadow but can still be seen.

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A lake of salty water appears to be buried deep in the red planet.

Watch: Man's search for water on Mars illustrated in 3D model

A lake of salty water appears to be buried deep in the red planet.

Rare celestial phenomenon to grace South Island skies this weekend

Both the sun and moon will be visible at the same time several minutes after 8am on Saturday.

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Sian Cleaver was spreading the word at the New Zealand Science Festival in Dunedin.

UK engineer says Kiwi kids can work in the space industry - 'you don’t have to be super brainy'

Sian Cleaver was spreading the word at the NZ Science Festival in Dunedin.

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Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus will all be visible from Earth, getting many excited about the rare opportunity.

Stargazers rejoice as four brightest planets in solar system line up for easy viewing

Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus will all be clearly visible from Earth.

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The Sofia telescope is part of a German and American effort to better understand the depths of our universe.

One of the world's most advanced telescopes in Christchurch on special mission

The SOFIA telescope is part of an effort to better understand the depths of our universe.

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The reappearance of the celestial phenomenon signals the beginning of the Maori new year.

Watch: How to spot the Matariki star cluster in the night sky

The reappearance of Matariki signals the beginning of the Maori new year.

Rocket Lab scrubs first commercial Electron rocket launch in Mahia today

A new target time for the next launch attempt will be announced shortly, Rocket Lab says.

Most watched: Asteroid, caught on video, slams into rural South African farm at 50 times the speed of sound

A night-time CCTV camera set up on a farm caught the flaming object crashing to the ground.

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Corin Dann interviews Rocket Lab Founder and CEO Peter Beck.

Rocket Lab's Peter Beck laments lack of funding in Kiwi ventures - 'To be globally successful, it's very difficult to do that from NZ'

Q+A's Corin Dann spoke to Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck about the company's latest venture.

NASA's Tess spacecraft sets off on voyage to search for new planets near our solar system

The satellite will scan most of the sky for two years, and rode to orbit on a SpaceX Falcon.

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They've been waiting for it to 'glitch' for years.

Kiwi scientists have witnessed a one-of-a-kind stellar event as Vela Pulsar star glitches

The event only occurs when the core of the star grabs the crust and causes the rotation to speed up.

Chinese space station Tiangong-1 satellite reportedly over Wellington.

Doomed Chinese space station reportedly pictured shooting over Wellington

The upper North Island is in the path of the station's orbit, with it expected to make re-entry this weekend.

A screenshot graphic showing a Twitter exchange between Elon Musk and other users leading to the billionaire deleting both the SpaceX and Tesla Facebook pages.

'If you're the man?' - Elon Musk casually deletes the Tesla and Spacex Facebook pages after a Twitter user challenged him

In what looks to be a protest against the social media mega-site, Musk nonchalently axed the verified pages of his two biggest companies - each with 2.6 million likes on the clock.

'We read Sherlock Holmes stories to him to keep his spirits up' - Kiwi physicist remembers comforting Stephen Hawking in UK hospital 30 years ago

University of Canterbury Professor David Wiltshire has paid tribute to the renowned physicist who died yesterday.

Where will it hit? Out-of-control Chinese space station's impact zone 'nailed down'

The hazardous debris which could hit New Zealand now have a "highly likely" impact zone.

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As more private operations take off, representatives from Europe are exploring a Kiwi-German partnership.

Watch: NZ aims to launch next generation of science satellites

As more private operations take off, representatives from Europe are exploring a Kiwi-German partnership.

Out-of-control Chinese space station possibly on crash course with New Zealand

Experts say the Tiangong-1 is set to re-enter Earth's atmosphere between March 29 and April 9.

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The star spins like a disco ball and will circle the earth every 90 minutes.

Rocket Lab's Humanity Star to be visible over New Zealand skies tonight

The best viewing conditions of the week will be tonight according to the space company.

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