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Biggest and best full-frame image of Pluto

NASA has released this image of Pluto, the final and best full-frame image taken by New Horizons as it speeded towards its encounter with the dwarf planet.

Live coverage of the Pluto encounter

Where and when to watch the online coverage of the fly-by of Pluto and Charon by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.

Lunar eclipse, April 4, 2015

Australian stargazers will be treated to a very short total eclipse of the Moon tonight.

Earth has been hit 566 times over 20 years

A map released by NASA shows that Earth’s atmosphere was hit by small asteroids resulting in a fireball, on 556 separate occasions between 1994 and 2013.

Philae has landed

Following a 10-year voyage across 510 million kilometres of empty space, Europe’s Philae robot has landed on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Wednesday’s eclipse of the Moon

Stargazers across Australia are gearing up for a total lunar eclipse on the evening of Wednesday, October 8.