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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.

Mysterious dance of dwarfs may force a cosmic rethink

The discovery that many small galaxies do not ‘swarm’ randomly around larger ones, is forcing astronomers to reconsider some aspects of how the universe formed and evolved.

Watch NASA’s celebrations of the Apollo 11 landing

As NASA celebrates the 45th anniversary of the first crewed lunar landing, it is taking steps along the part to its next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.