Space

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Astronauts on the International Space Station have repaired a robot arm after months of complications.

Spacewalking astronauts finish months' worth of work on aging robot arm

Astronauts on the International Space Station have repaired a robot arm after months of complications.

'UFO' spotted in the background during Spacex live video

During the feed, a small object can be seen in the background, seemingly in orbit around Earth and travelling at high speed.

World's first space sports car cruising toward asteroid belt, well beyond Mars

The Tesla Roadster was fired into space on a SpaceX rocket.

Tesla sports car now flying toward asteroid belt beyond Mars

SpaceX chief Elon Musk launched the car on his massive rocket, which blasted into space yesterday.

A true 'Space Oddity' - Elon Musk launches Tesla with astronaut dummy into orbit

The car is set to blast David Bowie's Space Oddity out of its speakers on repeat at top volume for as long as it can.

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Members of AUT's radio astronomy and space research team will help track the rocket.

Space X to get help from Auckland University of Technology in latest rocket launch

Members of AUT's radio astronomy and space research team will help track the rocket.

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The coincidental footage of the rare celestial event was captured just outside Auckland Airport early this morning.

Watch: The moment commercial jet shoots in front of super-blood moon eclipse

The footage of the rare celestial event was captured just outside Auckland Airport.

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The footage of the rare celestial event was captured just outside Auckland Airport early this morning.

Watch: Super-blood moon eclipse hypnotises lucky Kiwi stargazers who witnessed the rare event

Cloud cover spoiled the super-blood-moon eclipse early this morning, but it was spectacular for those who saw it.

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Peter Beck wanted New Zealand's first satellite to be something every person on Earth could see and experience.

'A star for humanity' revealed as the secret object launched into space on Rocket Lab's rocket

The Humanity Star will orbit Earth for about nine months and Rocket Lab says everyone on Earth will have the opportunity to see it.

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Peter Beck says the Electron rocket carried commercial satellites into space - but also something else.

What did we put in space? Rocket Lab boss says mysterious payload was aboard Electron

Peter Beck says an announcement on whatever the object was is due in coming days.

Watch: 'Rogue ship' interrupts launch of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket

The launch is still scheduled to go ahead this afternoon if there are no further complications.

Blazing blue meteor lights up sky over US and causes 2.0 magnitude earthquake

The celestial event shook the ground in New Haven Michigan.

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The supermoon shone 30 per cent brighter than the moon on an ordinary night.

'Super blue blood Moon eclipse' set to captivate Kiwis at end of month

A Supermoon, a 'blue Moon' and a total lunar eclipse will occur on the same night for the first time in 152 years.

Supermoon captured in the Wairarapa region.

Watch: 'Wolf Moon', the largest supermoon of 2018, illuminates Wellington night

Footage of the serene full moon was captured New Year's day.

Meteor flashing across the sky in US captured on CCTV

It was spotted just before midnight and lasted only a couple of seconds.

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Rocket Lab successfully launched the rocket into space today after a long period of waiting.

Rocket Lab calls off Electron rocket launch until early 2018

After a power fault was discovered in the rocket yesterday, the existing lunch window has been scrapped with one day left.

Failed launch was caused by rising liquid nitrogen temperatures, says Rocket Lab

"The abort caused no damage to the vehicle or launchpad infrastructure," the company said.

'Three, two, ignition, abort' - watch as Rocket Lab's highly-anticipated east coast launch aborted 0.02 sec before lift off

It was a case of so close yet so far for the historic launch attempt, which is now set for Thursday.

Timelapse video of Tonga island's creation helping scientists gain better understanding of Mars

The volcanic island exploded out of the Pacific Ocean in 2015 and the video shows how its shape has evolved.

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Rocket Lab successfully launched the rocket into space today after a long period of waiting.

Rocket Lab to re-attempt launch today after space traffic halted attempt

If the Electron successfully makes it to orbit, it will release three small satellites into orbit.

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The dazzling sight in the sky is set to hang above New Zealand for a couple more days.

Watch: Beautiful supermoon mesmerises stargazers around the world

The dazzling sight is set to hang above New Zealand for a couple more days.

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The supermoon shone 30 per cent brighter than the moon on an ordinary night.

Video: 'So pretty!' New Zealand treated to sight of spectacular supermoon

The supermoon shone 30 per cent brighter than the moon on an ordinary night.

What time's the best to view the only supermoon of the year in all its glory?

Auckland Stardome Observatory and Planetarium has the answer.

Watch: Breathtaking image of raging tempest on Jupiter detected by NASA's Juno spacecraft

Juno spotted the turbulent scene during a close flyby of the planet.

Raw video: Streaking 'meteor' fireball leaves Middle East locals in awe …but it's actually something else

The fireball could be seen streaking across the Dubai skyline behind the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building.

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