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NASA finds evidence of liquid water in asteroid's past

Spacecraft Osiris-Rex hooked up last week with asteroid Bennu and will come perilously close to Earth's orbit in about 150 years.

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The space ship was loaded with 2,540 kgs of food and other supplies, including research gear.

SpaceX delivery arrives at International Space Station for astronauts in time for Christmas

The space ship was loaded with 2,540 kgs of food and other supplies, including research gear.

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The Mackenzie Country has one of the best night skies in the world.

Ex-cop carrying out painstaking restoration of famous telescope in the Mackenzie Country

The Mackenzie Country has one of the best night skies in the world.

NASA spacecraft arrives at ancient asteroid Bennu after two-year chase

It will go into orbit around the asteroid, which is just 487m across, around New Year.

Engineer Kris Bruvold, bottom center, celebrates as the InSight lander touch downs on Mars in the mission support area of the space flight operation facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/(Al Seib /Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

Watch: Hugs and high-fives at mission control as NASA streams white-knuckle Mars landing

Nerves had been frayed as scientists waited to see if they could defy the 40 per cent success rate.

Tom Hoffman, InSight Project Manager, NASA JPL talks about the Mars InSight landing site during a pre-landing briefing, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.  InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a Mars lander designed to study the "inner space" of Mars: its crust, mantle, and core. InSight is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet on Monday, Nov. 26. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

Nervous anticipation and uneasy stomachs as NASA preps for first Mars landing in six years

With only hours to go until the attempt, "Mars mania" is taking off. But Earth's success rate at Mars is 40 per cent.

As NASA’s Orion space programme preps to take humans into deep space in 2023, a small Kiwi company is playing its part.

NASA moon landings to be verified by Russia jokes Roscosmos official

Conspiracies over the American moon missions are common in Russia

Rocket Lab launches first rocket carrying only commercial satellites from Mahia Peninsula

The rocket blasted off at 4.50pm, soon after a new launch window period opened.

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As NASA’s Orion space programme preps to take humans into deep space in 2023, a small Kiwi company is playing its part.

From Otago to outer space, Kiwi sheep could hold key to keeping astronauts safe

NASA's Orion space programme plans to take humans into deep space in 2023.

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If successful, the recognition will provide the island's tourism industry with a welcome winter boost.

Stewart Island applies to be a 'dark sky sanctuary', a haven for star-gazers

If successful, the recognition will provide the island's tourism industry with a welcome winter boost.

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

Fake 'moon' using huge space mirror could be launched over China by 2020

The "artificial moon" would illuminate an area of 80km, with a dusk-like glow that could replace streetlights.

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Based in Central Otago, it'll be the first radar of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Southern Hemisphere’s first space junk radar to be built in Otago

It’ll be the first commercial radar in the world able to detect smaller junk of around 2cm, Leo Labs says.

SpaceX to reveal identity of tourist they aim to fly around moon

They will also give the space tourist's reason why they volunteered for the historic trip.

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Weatherman Dan Corbett and Stardome Educator Josh Kirkley give their opposing view of when spring actually starts.

When does spring start? We asked the experts for their opinion

Weatherman Dan Corbett and Stardome Educator Josh Kirkley give their opposing view.

Photos: 'Meteor' mesmerises North Canterbury residents

Many have reported hearing and seeing what’s believed to be a meteor last evening.

Watch: Southern stargazers capture incredible Aurora Australis on camera

The phenomena is the same thing as the northern variant - Aurora Borealis - and is often seen in the south.

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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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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