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*More confirmation of methane spikes on Mars
A re-analysis of data collected by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter has corroborated NASA’s Curiosity rover’s detection of methane on the red planet’s surface.
*America to be back on the Moon within five years
US President Donald Trump has called for a spark of urgency to speed up NASA’s plans to place US astronauts on the Moon by 2024 rather than the 2028 target originally set by the space administration.
*Progress docks with space station after a fast track two orbit rendezvous
Russia has launched a new Progress cargo ship loaded with fresh supplies for the International Space station.
*South Korea accelerates its space race
South Korea has successfully tested a locally developed liquid fuelled rocket engine.
*300th Long March rocket launched
Beijing has launched it 300th Long March rocket sending a new telecommunications satellite into geostationary orbit.
*Australian Sky and Telescope
What the Saturnian moon Titan can tell us about the origins of life.
*The Science Report
Dietary fibre may be a new tool in the prevention of progressive lung disease.
A new study looks at why some kids get bullied more than others.
Melting glaciers contributed some 27 millimetres to global mean sea-level rise between 1961 to 2016.
Dolphin survival rates dropped by 12 percent following the 2011 ocean heatwave.
Archeologists discover a 2000-year-old Jewish settlement in the Negev Desert of southern Israel.
Drinking a daily glass of wine for health reasons may not be so healthy after all.
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